SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Failed To Land On Platform, Breaking Apart

January 11, 2015 8:00 AM

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Space X’s attempt to land its Falcon 9 rocket didn’t go smoothly. After two reschedules due to technical difficulties, the Falcon 9 began its mission on Saturday, Dec. 10, carrying a cargo capsule to the International Space Station. All went well until it was time to land. The Falcon was unable to complete its upright landing on the ocean platform.

According to Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of Space Exploration Technologies (or Space X) the rocket “made it to drone spaceport ship, but landed hard [and broke apart]”.

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