SpaceX releases video of rocket explosion at landing attempt

SpaceX has released a dramatic footage of its booster rocket that ended up in an explosion while trying to land on a floating ocean barge after launch.

SpaceX releases video of rocket explosion at landing attempt
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Zee Media Bureau

Hawthrone California: SpaceX has released a dramatic footage of its booster rocket that ended up in an explosion while trying to land on a floating ocean barge after launch.

The video that was released on Friday shows the 14-story rocket hitting the football field-sized barge at an angle, lighting up the night sky off the Florida coast.

Saturday's landing attempt came minutes after the Falcon 9 rocket launched a load of supplies to the International Space Station.

The first stage peeled away and flew to the barge.

After the loss, SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted: "Close, but no cigar this time." He tweeted this week that the rocket's legs and engine section were smashed.

The Southern California-based company attempted the touchdown as it wants to launch reusable rockets to bring down costs.

(With Agency inputs)

 

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