SpaceX stumbles in test to show reusable rocket technology advances

January 11, 2015 5:18 PM

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SpaceX stumbles in test to show reusable rocket technology advances

Entrepreneur Elon Musk’s space company executed a flawless, predawn launch of an unmanned cargo capsule headed for the international space station, but it botched Saturday’s bid to maneuver a used rocket booster to gently touch down on a floating platform.

After a Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and placed the Dragon spacecraft into orbit, Musk, Space Exploration Technology Corp.’s chairman and chief executive, tweeted that the returning first stage “landed hard” and “some of the support equipment on the dec...

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