SpaceX Re-using Rockets

SpaceX is quietly getting the hang of safely landing its rocket boosters after a launch. They just recovered a 4th rocket, which landed at their Florida facility - making a total of 10 successful such events (4 on land).
SpaceX used a brand-new Falcon 9 for today’s launch, but just last month the company finally demonstrated that it was capable of reflying rockets that have flown to space before.
Even though this is an impressive technical advancement, I can't help but think how the Falcon 9 below reminds me of those rockets from 1950's Sci-Fi movies and TV shows,


Falcon 9 Landing