The launch of the SpaceX mission felt like a bit of an occasion. Not only did the mission have plenty of historical significance, but the way people are stuck at home at the minute meant it got a lot more viewers than it probably otherwise would have.
The live streams of the launch got an incredible amount of viewers, while many Irish people looked up to the skies hoping to catch a glimpse of the rocket. Some even managed to capture some brilliant footage.
The astronauts onboard have now reached the International Space Station, but one of the most impressive parts of the launch came a few minutes after launch.
While the capsule carrying astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley continued the journey, the Falcon 9 rocket would return to Earth's surface only 12 minutes after launch.
The footage of it doing so is mesmerising. Below you can watch it landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean both from the perspective of the rocket and at the moment of impact.
Amazing timelapse of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket booster returning to Earth from space after successfully launching the THAICOM-8 satellite. pic.twitter.com/v61Tudc45j
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