Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
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SpaceX Launches 20th Rocket but fails to make the Landing Spot

SpaceX Launches 20th Rocket but fails to make the Landing Spot

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

The booster spent two days in the water while teams worked to retrieve it after a malfunction with its grid fins caused the booster to miss its target: the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Landing Zone 1. "Ships on the way to salvation Falcon", - wrote in the video Musk.

Today, 5 December 2018, after a daily postponement the carrier rocket Falcon 9 SpaceX needs otpraviti cargo spacecraft Dragon to the global space station (ISS) with 2.5 tons of cargo.

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

SpaceX spokesperson John Insprucker said that the team will use the telemetry from the first-stage booster to find out the reason behind the failed landing.

This mission should be 16 for of Dragon spacecraft under the commercial contract between NASA and SpaceX to supply the ISS.


The launch itself was a success, but landing the rocket for reuse didn't go as planned.

Wednesday's mission (CRS-16) was initially scheduled to blast off on Tuesday, but was postponed for a day after the mission team found that the mouse food in one of the science experiments had gone mouldy.

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

In spite of this space has created a series of Falcon Rockets.

Dragon is slated to rendezvous with the orbiting lab early Saturday and re-enter Earth's atmosphere and splash down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California in January, according to NASA.

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