SpaceX supplies space station, fails barge landing

January 11, 2015 8:07 AM

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SpaceX supplies space station, fails barge landing

"Close, but no cigar this time," the company's billionaire founder, Elon Musk, announced via Twitter shortly after the unprecedented touchdown effort.

Despite the high-profile flop in the dark ocean, Musk said he was encouraged. The 14-story booster managed, at least, to fly back to the floating platform from an altitude dozens of miles high.

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