Saturday, January 17, 2015

SpaceX releases dramatic pictures and video of failed Falcon 9 landing | The Verge

Video at the link below

"Musk described the attempted rocket landing last weekend as "close, but no cigar" — but this assessment doesn't really do these images justice. The 14-story-tall Falcon 9 rocket is seen hitting the deck of the barge at a 45-degree angle as the four stabilizing fins lose hydraulic power. The engines then fire in an attempt to restore balance but it's too late and the rocket smashes into the deck of the ship. The four images tweeted by Musk can be seen below, who cheerfully sums up the situation: "Full RUD (rapid unscheduled disassembly) event. Ship is fine minor repairs. Exciting day!""
SpaceX releases dramatic pictures and video of failed Falcon 9 landing | The Verge
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