US aerospace manufacturer SpaceX has made history after successfully launching its Falcon 9 rocket into space and returning it to Earth in one piece.
The vertical touchdown came within 10 minutes of lift-off at Cape Canaveral in Florida and is the first big step towards re-usable rockets.
Three previous attempts had been unsuccessful.
At SpaceX headquarters, workers broke into cheers and chants following the vertical landing.
However, it's not the first time a rocket has landed upright after launching into space.
Last month, private spaceflight company Blue Origin announced that it had landed its rocket New Shepard post-launch – although it is smaller than and not as fast as Falcon 9.