Historic SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Returns To Port Canaveral

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket aboard the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You

PORT CANAVERAL, Florida – The SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage rocket that launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on their historic mission to the International Space Station sailed back into Port Canaveral, Florida after 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket aboard the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You

The scorched B1058.1 core first stage successfully landed atop the SpaceX autonomous drone ship Of Course I Still Love You  (OCISLY) in the Atlantic Ocean just minutes after successfully launching the Crew Dragon spacecraft into orbit on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket aboard the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You

OCISLY was towed into Port Canaveral by the tug boat Hawk.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket aboard the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You

NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission was the first time astronauts have launched from U.S. soil since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011.