SpaceX successfully launches rocket and lands back on Earth

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The crowd went ballistic after a successful space flight in Florida Monday

The SpaceX company launched its first rocket after a six-month hiatus when one of the private company's unmanned rockets exploded after liftoff - destroying two tons of NASA cargo.

But Monday night, things went as planned as the spacecraft deployed 11-satellites.

And for the first time, SpaceX managed to land the unmanned rocked back on earth after the flight.

The company failed to do that three times before.

Landing the rocket back means it can be reused and make future flights far cheaper.