Elon Musk Explains Falcon 9 Landing Failure

April 20, 2015 7:06 AM

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Elon Musk recently discussed the reason for the failure Space X Falcon 9 landing. As previously reported, Space X has been working on landing their Falcon 9 rocket on a floating barge since the beginning of the year. The third failed attempt occurred last Tuesday following a launch of a Dragon capsule to the ISS (International Space Station).

On the most recent attempt, they almost managed a successful landing of the Falcon 9 rocket onto the floating barge. Prior to this attempt to land the rocket, SpaceX CEO Musk had noted the success rate to be 50/50. He stated that the rocket had actually “landed fine, but excess lateral velocity caus...

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