The prototype vehicle, Starship, was launched on Wednesday evening from a test facility in Boca Chica, Texas, USA.
SpaceX president, billionaire Elon Musk, tweeted: “The spacecraft has landed successfully.”
And according to the British newspaper “The Sun”, the vehicle reached a height of 6 miles in the sky.
The 16-story vehicle with three engines returned to the vertical position under missile thrust when it approached the ground, where it gently landed on the landing pad, according to Reuters.
“We have landed, the spacecraft has landed,” SpaceX engineer John Innsbrucker said during a live commentary on the flight.
The flight came on the 60th anniversary of the first flight of an American astronaut, during which Alan Shepard embarked on a 15-minute suborbital mission aboard a NASA Mercury Redstone missile from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
SpaceX hopes to send the spacecraft to the moon and Mars in the future.
This is the fifth test of the “Starship” vehicle, and the first to be carried out without an explosion.
Four previous test flights of Starchip prototypes were launched, namely SN8 in December, SN9 in February, SN10 and SN11 in March, all successfully but exploded. Transformed to wreckage while attempting to land.
The vehicles also suffered malfunctions despite their successful launch, and after rising several miles in the air.
In addition, problems arose during the descent as well, which resulted in explosions when the vehicle touched the ground.