SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket

For the first time since SpaceX began recovering its Falcon 9 fleet, the company failed to land one of its rockets that was meant to touch down on solid ground. Just seven minutes after launching from Florida this afternoon, SpaceXís Falcon 9 rocket was preparing to land on the companyís concrete landing pad back near the launch site at Cape Canaveral. But footage from the booster showed it spinning out of control, and SpaceX commentators confirmed that the vehicle hit the Atlantic Ocean instead. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk blamed the failure on one of the Falcon 9ís grid fins, which are used to steer the booster to its intended landing target. That may explain the spin, which you can see in more detail here. Musk says itís possible that SpaceX... Continue reading…

SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket

SpaceX on Wednesday blasted off its unmanned Dragon cargo ship, loaded with supplies, science experiments and food for the astronauts living at the International Space Station but failed to ...

Wed 5 Dec 18 from Phys.org

SpaceX has a Falcon 9 landing failure during supply mission

On a resupply mission to the International Space Station, SpaceX was successful in launching a 5,600 pound payload. However, there was an unexpected failure during the landing of the first stage ...

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Techspot

Falcon 9 misses landing after latest SpaceX mission to the ISS

SpaceX has made sure it's got its money's worth out of the Falcon 9. On Wednesday the rocket was successfully launched for the third time (after delays) for a resupply mission ...

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Engadget

Watch This SpaceX Rocket Splash Down During Failed Landing Attempt (Video)

A new video gives an amazing rocket's-eye view of a SpaceX booster's unsuccessful bid to return to terra firma today (Dec. 5).

Wed 5 Dec 18 from SPACE.com

SpaceX Launches Cargo Ship to Space Station, Misses Rocket Landing

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off Wednesday, December 5, from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, but after successfully propelling the Dragon capsule, loaded with cargo ...

Wed 5 Dec 18 from Geek.com

SpaceX Launches Dragon Cargo Ship to Space Station, But Misses Rocket Landing

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft lifted off into clear blue skies today (Dec. 5), but its first stage spiraled down in a failed landing.

Wed 5 Dec 18 from Livescience

SpaceX sends Dragon to ISS but makes unplanned water landing - CNET

A Falcon 9 rocket didn't come down quite where it was supposed to after propelling a Dragon spacecraft toward the International Space Station.

Wed 5 Dec 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

SpaceX sends a Dragon to orbit, but makes unplanned 'water landing' - CNET

A Falcon 9 rocket didn't come down quite where it was supposed to after sending supplies to the International Space Station.

Wed 5 Dec 18 from CNET

For the first time ever, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket fails to stick a ground landing

For the first time since SpaceX began recovering its Falcon 9 fleet, the company failed to land one of its rockets that was meant to touch down on solid ground. Just seven minutes ...

Wed 5 Dec 18 from The Verge

After 26 straight successes, SpaceX fails to land Falcon 9 it wanted back

"Some landing systems are not redundant."

Wed 5 Dec 18 from Arstechnica

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