SpaceX Rocket Launches Space Cargo, But Crash Lands

(Adds rocket launcher failing to land back on platform)
By Irene Klotz
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Jan 10 (Reuters) – An unmanned Space Exploration Technologies mission blasted off on Saturday carrying cargo for the International Space Station, but efforts to reland the rocket on a sea platform failed, the firm said.
“Rocket made it to drone spaceport ship, but landed hard. Close, but no cigar this time,” Elon Musk, founder and chief executive of SpaceX, as the company is called, said on Twitter.
“Bodes well for the future,” he added.
The Dragon cargo capsule itself was successfully launched into space and is expected to dock with the space station on Monday. —> Read More Here


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