SpaceX successfully launched its Dragon space capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, but the rocket that it had tried to re-land on an ocean platform tipped over just after touching down.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted:
SpaceX then published a vine of the unsuccessful landing:
SpaceX is a private space company founded by Musk, and it’s trying to revolutionise spaceflight by creating reusable rockets that can fly back and land after launching.
The technology is still in the works, and Tuesday was the second time that SpaceX tried to land one of its massive, 140-foot-tall Falcon 9 rockets on a platform floating offshore in the Atlantic Ocean.
The first landing attempt took place last January and ended with a fiery explosion.
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