SpaceX: Rocket Launch Was Successful; Booster Had a Hard Landing

January 11, 2015 10:16 AM

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SpaceX’s CEO, Elon Musk, announced Saturday that Falcon 9 rocket’s cargo capsule was on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) and it would dock it on Monday, but the first stage booster had a hard landing on the floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.

Both booster and platform were damaged when the landing took place. Soon after the liftoff, Mrs. Musk tweeted that the first stage rocket made it to the barge named “the drone spaceport ship,” but landed hard.

Also read: Spaceship carrying three-man crew docks with ISS, NASA TV reports

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