Monday, January 18, 2016

Oops

SpaceX's latest attempt to land a rocket on a floating barge ended in failure for a pretty, well, silly reason.

Truth is? They actually landed the rocket. They got it in the right place at the right touchdown speed. The controllers did their job perfectly.

And then one of the four legs that extend to hold the rocket in its upright position failed to latch properly. It's kind of like an airplane undercarriage collapsing. They're suspecting the cause was ice from condensation at launch.

Still, progress. They almost got it this time.