SpaceX launches Dragon Cargo Ship, Rocket Landing for the First Time Failed

SpaceX Launches 20th Rocket

The Dragon spacecraft, carrying almost 3 tons of science and supplies, is scheduled to rendezvous with the International Space Station on Saturday.

Earlier, RBC-Ukraine reported that SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with 64 microsatellites.

The us space Agency NASA on the day (from 4 to 5 December) was postponed sending the Dragon with food supplies for the global space station.

A hydraulic pump on one of the first stage grid fins stalled, and the booster ended up splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean in a water landing, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk posted on Twitter.

Television cameras switched away from the rocket a moment before impact, but amateur video showed the rocket extending its landing legs and slowing for landing on the power of a single engine, the normal procedure for touchdown.

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The rocket's first stage went into the water instead of touching down on land.

"Appears to be undamaged and is transmitting data. Ships en route to rescue Falcon", he wrote. It was the first time a Falcon 9 booster had failed to make a ground landing.

Ocean platform landings have proven a bit trickier, but SpaceX has managed to stick the landing, whether on land or sea, 32 times in all. Through this cargo, Species was sending supplies science experiments and food to astronauts living at the International Space Station.

In September 2014, NASA awarded the two companies a huge $6.8 billion contract to ensure that the United States would continue to send USA astronauts to the International Space Station without buying the headquarters of the Russian Soyuz probe.

It should arrive at the space station on Saturday.

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