SpaceX rocket launched efficiently, however did not survive the touchdown
At the moment SpaceX efficiently launched its newest mission to the Worldwide Area Station, however could not attain its aim of safely touchdown the rocket’s first stage on a barge. Based on CEO Elon Musk, whereas the ascent was profitable, the “Rocket landed on droneship, however too onerous for survival.” There is no video of the touchdown try but, however hopefully quickly we’ll be capable of see how shut it got here. This end result is not completely sudden both, as Musk tweeted yesterday that the prospect of a profitable touchdown by the top of the yr stands as excessive as eighty %, solely as a result of the corporate has so many launches deliberate.
Ascent profitable. Dragon enroute to Area Station. Rocket landed on droneship, however too onerous for survival.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 14, 2015