SpaceX landed their rocket on a floating barge in the Pacific Ocean and returned it safely to the Port of Los Angeles. The Falcon 9 had put 10 satellites into Earth orbit Saturday after it launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base near Los Angeles, California.

The rocket booster that SpaceX successfully launched and recovered over the weekend in the Pacific Ocean arrived home in San Pedro at daybreak Tuesday.

Dusted from head to toe with soot from its celestial trip, the nearly 160-foot-tall first-stage Falcon 9 spacecraft was parked on its landing barge across from Cabrillo Marina. A crane waited to move it off of the oceanic landing platform.

It’s the first SpaceX booster to be docked in San Pedro, but the company has parked its Dragon cargo-hold spacecraft previously along the Los Angeles waterfront. – The Daily Breeze