SpaceX‘ Falcon 9 rocket had a successful launch and send the Dragon cargo spaceship to the Space Station, but fails to land on a barge floating at the ocean.
Above: Drone spaceport ship heads to its hold position in the Atlantic to prepare for a rocket landing pic.twitter.com/kXYHGVKTfE
Falcon 9 rocket built by SpaceX, after a successful launch today at 4:47 a.m. (EST), send the fifth Dragon cargo ship toward the ISS.
Then the first attempt to recycle the used first stage of the Falcon 9 Rocket engine on a ship in the Atlantic Ocean, fails.
“Close, but no cigar this time. Bodes well for the future,” said SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Twitter.