Space X - Falcon 9 Crash

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  1. dirtypablo

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    No. That was just the rocket engine, attempting to land on a floating platform after sending a spacecraft up to dock with the International Space Station. The goal is to safely land the rocket engine so that it can be reused, something that hasnt been done before, and one of the major reasons space travel is so expensive.
     
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    Holy fuck, they try to land the rocket engine after using it to launch a space craft? :eek:
     
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    Yes. And got pretty damn close to doing it. Supposedly they know what went wrong, and are fixing it and will try again in a few weeks.


    Heres a video of a test flight done last year.
     
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    And to think we ever landed in the moon, pshh.
     

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