It is not Easy even for SpaceX to land a rocket on a Barge

January 20, 2015 6:39 AM

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Everyone was hoping that SpaceX will be successful in landing its Falcon 9 rocket on a barge that would be floating in the ocean. The mission had a reason as the ability to reuse such expensive pieces of equipment could revolutionize space exploration. Though the failure of the mission is a bit of surprise for the common folks, is not like that for scientists.

According to physicist Rhett Allain the reason why the scientists are not surprised at all is that it is a very difficult task to maneuver a long rocket, skinny too and thrusters set on the bottom, onto a small platform. He said that the task is just like stabilizing a broom on the palm of your head...

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