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This photo from SpaceX shows the prototype for the rocket the company landed today in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Courtesy SpaceX)
This photo from SpaceX shows the prototype for the rocket the company landed today in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Courtesy SpaceX)
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Mission control erupted into cheers Monday night as SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 Rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The private space corporation led by tech mogul Elon Musk made history when the rocket touched down as the first orbital-class booster to land upright on solid ground. It is a big step toward reusable rockets and a much-needed win just six months after one of the company's Falcon 9 rockets exploded.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Edmund Lee of Re/code about the launch and landing, and what this means for the private space industry.

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This segment aired on December 22, 2015.

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