Falcon 9 goes on display credit: Teslarati
SpaceX has retired the first rocket it managed to land in one piece and erected the remains on Sunday outside the company's US headquarters.
The 156-foot 47-meter rocket is the first stage of SpaceX's Flight 20 launch, which touched down at Cape Canaveral last December.
Since then, its innards have been removed and extensively tested, the soot has mostly been rubbed off, and now it's set to become a local landmark at 1 Rocket Road, Hawthorne, California.
SpaceX employees watched from a nearby parking garage as the rocket was hoisted by crane on the corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Jack Northrop Avenue.
Some of the rocket nozzles have been replaced and a team of workmen attached the X‑wings that keep it stable before it was dragged up and bolted to its landing legs.