Rocket landing at sea 'close, but no cigar'

January 10, 2015 10:22 AM

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Rocket landing at sea 'close, but no cigar'

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The SpaceX company has successfully launched another fresh load of supplies to the International Space Station. But its revolutionary attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean barge did not fare as well.

SpaceX's billionaire founder Elon Musk says the first-stage of the unmanned Falcon rocket made it to the platform floating a couple hundred miles off Florida's northeastern coast. But he says the booster came down too hard and broke apart. It's the first time anyone tried anything like this.

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