Earlier this morning, SpaceX attempted to land the first stage of its two-stage rocket for a second time in a row, but failed.
“It looks like we came in on target as we planned, but slightly harder landing [than desired]. One of the landing legs may have broken on touch down,” a SpaceX spokesperson announced.
“Unfortunately we are not standing upright on a drone ship.”
Seconds before the rocket was to reach the platform, the camera on the drone ship froze, which meant footage of the landing didn’t go out – until now.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has just released footage of the moment the Falcon rocket toppled over and exploded via his Instagram account:
Musk earlier tweeted out a picture of the wreckage, showing he was still able to smile at the unfortunate result:
Well, at least the pieces were bigger this time! Won't be last RUD, but am optimistic about upcoming ship landing. pic.twitter.com/w007TccANJ
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 17, 2016