Here's How Close SpaceX Came To Landing A Rocket On A Barge In The Ocean

On Saturday, SpaceX tried to land its reusable Falcon 9 rocket on an autonomous spaceport drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. But the rocket came in a little too hot, and the touchdown was more impact than landing. Now, SpaceX has released footage of the landing attempt, as shot from the landing barge.


Read our post-mortem on the barge-landing here.



SpaceX (and Musk) are awesome for releasing this.

Even though it's a failure, it's a step in the right direction. As far as we know, the only reason it failed was because they ran out of hydraulic fluid too soon, and the next launch will have MUCH MORE just in case.