Falcon 9 hit target, but tipped over

SpaceX is going to try, for the third time, to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on the remote Just Read The Instructions drone ship, beginning at 4:10pm EDT.

UPDATE: Falcon 9 hit target, but tipped over.



Image via @elonmusk on Twitter

SpaceX founder Elon Musk, said:

“Looks like Falcon landed fine, but excess lateral velocity caused it to tip over post landing.”

Rocket Landing on Just Read The Instructions drone ship



Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

The SpaceX robotic Dragon capsule is carrying near 2 tons of equipment, including an espresso maker, called the ISSpresso.

If successful, it will prove that affordable, reusable rockets are possible:



Elon Musk said: “reuse rockets just like airplanes, the cost of access to space will be reduced by as much as a factor of a hundred.”

source SpaceX