No damage to SpaceX's Falcon rocket following historic landing
In this Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, photo, provided by SpaceX, the used Falcon 9 first stage rocket is seen in a hangar at Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press
Published Monday, January 4, 2016 5:59PM EST
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - SpaceX's booster rocket, the Falcon, is back in its nest following a historic landing.
The California company led by Elon Musk shared a picture of the returned booster Sunday. The used Falcon 9 is shown on its side inside a hangar at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Musk says no damage was found.
The booster carried satellites aloft Dec. 21, then flew back to its specified landing zone, a first for an orbital mission. It landed upright on legs.
Musk plans to fire the booster again in a test to demonstrate rocket reusability. This particular booster won't fly again, given its significance. Another booster landing could occur as early as next month on a space station supply run for NASA.
SpaceX wants to reuse rockets to save time and money.