the Context

  1. Markdown
  2. JSON
  3. XML


SpaceX successfully launches a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, as part of boosting its Dragon spacecraft into space for a Monday arrival at the ISS in the SpaceX CRS-5 resupply mission. However, an experimental recovery attempt of the first stage fails when it crash-lands on a floating platform possibly due to insufficient hydraulic fluid, resulting in damage to the platform. The state of the destruction of the launch vehicle is publically unknown.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasted the company's Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station Saturday morning (Jan. 10) — and then came back to Earth for a dramatic and highly anticipated landing attempt.

  1. Space.com
  2. Twitter
  3. (Image)

Related: