The SpaceX Falcon 9 booster lifted off to the skies Monday evening (July 20), marking another milestone journey for space travel.
It sets a new record for the fastest turnaround time for reusing a rocket -- one of SpaceX's commercial goals.
Just two months ago, the Falcon 9 carried two NASA astronauts on a historic jouney to the International Space Station.
That marked the first time commercially developed space vehicles - owned and operated by a private entity rather than NASA - carried Americans into orbit.
Now its latest mission- to launch a hefty South Korean satellite into orbit.
Taking off at 5:30 pm local time from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the ANASIS-II rode into orbit aboard the Falcon 9.
After separation,The Falcon 9 successfully landed shortly after
On a drone ship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
The satellite it helped launch will serve South Korean military needs - and its deployment was not shown in the live video.