SpaceX launches Dragon Cargo Ship, Rocket Landing for the First Time Failed

SpaceX launches Dragon Cargo Ship, Rocket Landing for the First Time Failed

"Appears to be undamaged and is transmitting data".

Engines stabilized rocket spin just in time, enabling an intact landing in water!

"The important point here is we have a safety function on board that makes sure the vehicle does not go on land until everything is OK, and that worked perfectly", SpaceX vice president Hans Koenisgman said.

Videos swirling across the internet shows that the booster got out of the control as it headed towards the designated landing spot.

The rocket's Dragon spacecraft made it safely to space, where it's expected to dock at the space station Saturday morning with more than 5,600 pounds of supplies.

SpaceX's successful Falcon 9 rocket launch proved to be quite a spectacle for viewers and was considered a success despite the lost booster.

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It was SpaceX's sixth outright landing failure and the first since June 2016, ending a string of 32 successful recoveries, 20 on droneships, 11 on land at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and one at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Despite the landing, the mission successfully placed in orbit its Dragon uncrewed cargo spacecraft.

The Falcon rocket used for Wednesday's launch was not used in any prior mission.

In a post-launch press briefing, SpaceX's vice president of build and flight reliability, Hans Koenigsmann, said the booster worked as designed, targeting the water - instead of land or buildings - when it sensed a malfunction. Through this cargo, Species was sending supplies science experiments and food to astronauts living at the International Space Station.

After the lift-off, everything went as per the plan including the crucial part where it effectively propelled the cargo-laden Dragon capsule towards the global space station.

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