Falcon Heavy lifted off for the third time around 2:30 am EDT (05:30 UTC) on June 25th, successfully carrying 24 unique satellites into orbit. The payload weighed ~3700 kg (8200 lb) . Known as Space Test Program 2 (STP-2), the Department of Defense (DoD) mission is important for a variety of reasons.

The 2 Falcon side boosters landed without a problem, the larger center booster didn’t have the same fate.

Although Falcon Heavy center core was unsuccessful in its attempt to land aboard drone ship Of Course I Still Love You , missing the the drone ship and crashing into the sea, the rest of the mission was a success!

The nose cone of the Falcon was recovered by the , newly renamed, Mr. Steven without a problem. This is the first successful catch of the craft on a ship.