SpaceX Launches Cargo Ship to Space Station, Misses Rocket Landing

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SpaceX Launches Cargo Ship to Space Station, Misses Rocket Landing

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off carrying the Dragon spacecraft at Cape Canaveral on December 5, 2018.

In this image taken from NASA Television, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft approaches the robotic arm for docking to the International Space Station, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.

Company CEO Alan Musk wrote on Twitter, "The grid in hydraulic pump stops, that's why the Falcon could only land in the sea".

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The rocket was directed away from the coastline and out to the Atlantic Ocean, where it managed to recover from its spin just before landing safely in the water.

The launch marked the fourth flight of the Hawthorne-based aerospace firm's $62 million reusable Falcon 9 first-stage rocket booster, which reportedly failed to land properly because of hydraulics issues.

SpaceX commentator John Insprooker said, "We have done an excellent lift".

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To the global space station kicked off the sixteenth mission of the cargo ship Dragon under the NASA contract with SpaceX.

It's not every Friday that a 156-foot-tall SpaceX rocket booster is towed to Port Canaveral. (SpaceX) broke the company's record for number of successful missions in a calendar year. Previously, the mission of the Falcon 9 rocket SpaceX barely scratched the wind. The Dragon capsule last flew to the space station in February 2017. The agency's current schedule has SpaceX's first uncrewed demonstration flight on January 7 and the first flight with astronauts on board in June. Research is her forte, and she loves to dig deep into research carried on science, energy storage, and renewable energy.

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