SpaceX rocket sort of lands on floating barge

April 16, 2015 3:51 PM

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SpaceX rocket sort of lands on floating barge

After kicking off a successful delivery to the International Space Station, the first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket more or less landed vertically on an autonomous floating platform, before toppling over and exploding. 

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the company's Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station today, then turned around and nearly pulled off a soft landing on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.

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