Sunday January 17, 2016

SpaceX Fails A Third Time To Land Falcon 9 On Barge

Third time’s theآ—oops, maybe next time. To be fair, the company did succeed with its primary mission: propelling the Jason 3 satellite into orbit.

SpaceX has failed to land its Falcon 9 rocket on an autonomous drone ship in the Pacific Ocean after launching the vehicle into space. The vehicle made it to the ship, but came in too hard and broke one of its landing legs. This marks the third time the company has failed to land the rocket upright on the floating ship; the last two times the company attempted ocean landings, the rockets exploded.