SpaceX just sent a secret government mission to space.
The rocket, carrying its secret payload called "Zuma," lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.
About 8 minutes later, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket came in for a beautiful night landing at a launch pad back at the Cape. The landing caused a sonic boom to be heard all the way to Orlando.
The mission was delayed from 2017, which was a record-breaking year for SpaceX, as the company launched 18 times. The Zuma landing marks SpaceX's 21st successful landing. Read more...More about Space, Science, Elon Musk, Rockets, and Spacex