Elon Musk offers blunt assessment after his SpaceX Falcon rocket crashes into the sea in second landing attempt

April 19, 2015 12:42 PM

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Elon Musk offers blunt assessment after his SpaceX Falcon rocket crashes into the sea in second landing attempt

It was the second landing attempt for the SpaceX Falcon program, and this one came much closer to being successful than the first test in January, but the rocket still tipped over and exploded.

Third time’s the charm — hopefully. On the second try, SpaceX did finally manage to land a booster on a floating ocean platform, a critical improvement that could pave the way to an eventual successful landing that could revolutionize the space industry.

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