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Space X fails to successfully land on barge

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SpaceX had another successful launch of a supplies rocket to the International Space Station on Saturday, but its revolutionary attempt to land the booster on an ocean barge failed.

Elon Musk the company’s founder said the first-stage of the unmanned Falcon rocket made it to the platform floating a couple hundred miles off Florida’s northeastern coast. But the booster came down too hard and broke apart, he said.

“Close, but no cigar this time,” Musk said via Twitter added that it bodes well for the future.

It is the first time anyone has tried something like this. Musk says that recovering and reusing rockets is essential for bringing down launch costs and speeding up operations

The main mission of this flight was to delivering 2,300 kilograms of supplies to the ISS for NASA, including replacements for experiments and equipment lost in the destruction of another company’s cargo ship last fall, as well as extra food.

Musk reported that there was no good video of the “landing/impact,” he said in a tweet, because it was “pitch dark and foggy” out in the ocean.

 

 

 

 

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