SpaceX successfully launches to the space station but misses the landing


Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched to space on Wednesday, but it didn’t quite stick the landing.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully lifted off from a launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying 5,600 pounds of supplies inside a Dragon capsule destined for the International Space Station. 

That primary part of the mission was successful, but as usual, the first stage of the Falcon 9 was expected to come back in for a landing on solid ground in Florida. 

Unfortunately, the booster made a “water landing” instead when something went wrong during its descent.  Read more…

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