ftoff of Falcon 9, the world's first pre-flight and portable class rocket.>> Elon Musk's SpaceX,making history, Thursday. After successfully launching a recycled rocked booster back into space and managing to land it again on a floating platform in the Atlantic. Even though the video feed to the landing pad cut out but, the cheers said it all.
>> We will get that to you as soon as we can.>> The twin achievements of launching a reusable rocket and recovering it, marking yet another milestone for the billionaire in his quest to slash launch costs for cheaper space travel.>> It's been 15 years to get to this point.
Took us a long time. It's really a great day, not just for SpaceX but for the space industry as a whole, and proving that something can be done that many people said was impossible.>> Reuters tech correspondent, Peter Henderson.>> Don't forget that Elon Musk is not the only billionaire who wants to shoot rockets into space.
You've got Jeff Bezos, whose Blue Origin project wants to also be a commercial carrier. So we'll see who wins the battle of the space shot billionaires, it's a brand new space race, instead of countries, it's billionaires.>> SpaceX lists the cost of a rocket ride at $62 million, but it's yet to announce the prize for flying a recycled rocket.
The Falcon 9 booster which previously flew in April of last year, did have a mission after all to carry a communication satellite into orbit for Luxemburg Base SES. But the main stage belonged to the first stage or booster which could go up for a possible third mission.>> That's unbelievable.