SpaceX botched booster landing, but Christmas dinner made it to ISS

SpaceX botched booster landing, but Christmas dinner made it to ISS

SpaceX botched booster landing, but Christmas dinner made it to ISS

Later, Musk posted the full video from on board the booster, showing the rocket spiral, then stabilize, then crash sideways into the water.

Private spaceflight company SpaceX launched its uncrewed Dragon Cargo Ship on Wednesday for International Space Station (ISS), but unfortunately, he failed to land the rocket successfully. The rocket was loaded with supplies, science experiments and food for the astronauts living there.

Unfortunately, a grid fin failure resulted in the booster spinning, which was caught on video and shared by company CEO Elon Musk on his Twitter account.

The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off successfully at 1:16 pm Eastern Standard Time from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carrying 2,500 kilos of supplies, including science experiments and food for six astronauts now on board the ISS.

"We have had a great liftoff", said SpaceX commentator John Insprucker.

The rocket engines compensated somewhat for the spin, and by the time the rocket hit the water, its fin had emerged.

It was the first time SpaceX ever failed to land a booster on solid ground, following a string of 12 straight successes.

The rocket's Dragon spacecraft made it safely to space, where it's expected to dock at the space station Saturday morning with more than 5,600 pounds of supplies.

Some space-watchers griped about SpaceX cutting away from the botched landing in their live-stream of the event. Previously, the mission of the Falcon 9 rocket SpaceX barely scratched the wind.

In order to reduce the cost of space transport, SpaceX has incorporated re-usable rockets, which can be reused.

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