falcon 9

falcon 9

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket crash landing on autonomous spaceport drone ship

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On January 10, 2015, SpaceX's Falcon 9 lifted off from Cape Canaveral carrying the Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. On reentry, SpaceX attempted precision landing of Falcon 9 first stage on a custom-built ocean platform known as the autonomous spaceport drone ship. The rocket made it to the drone ship, but it landed hard. Image credit: NASA/Jim Grossman/SpaceX Video curtesy of Elon Musk/SpaceX