Hours after a successful launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 “splashed down in the Pacific Ocean Wednesday afternoon, culminating a brief, though possibly historic flight for the infant commercial space travel industry.” Continue reading for the news report. Click here for more pictures.

The successful launch and apparently successful re-entry could be significant steps toward commercial space ventures that could eventually ferry astronauts and cargo to the International Space Station.

[via CNNFOX2now]