SpaceX first Successful Droneship Landing - Image credit: SpaceX
On 8 April 2016, SpaceX successfully landed a Falcon 9 first-stage on it's autonomous droneship Of Course I Still Love You.
Here is what that looked like:
From last year, but still my favorite video of the Falcon 9 rocket booster returning from space to land on the droneship Of Course I Still Love You
After performing the the first successful Falcon 9 landing on solid ground in December 2015, four earlier droneship attempts had been made that were unsuccesful.
The sordid history of how the @SpaceX Falcon 9, the first fully reusable, orbit-class booster rocket, eventually managed to land in one piece and stay that way ... maybe Falcon realized it still loved us or finally read the instructions...
The landing occured about 300 kilometers (190 miles) off the Florida coastline.