VIDEO: SpaceX Launch Successful From Cape Canaveral, Landing On Barge Fails
By Space Coast Daily // March 5, 2016
ABOVE VIDEO: The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at sunset on Friday (local time) from Cape Canaveral, Fla. This was the rocket’s fifth launch attempt in the last week and a-half; Sunday’s effort ended with an engine shutdown, a split second before lift-off. (Associated Press Youtube Video)
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – After nearly a week and a half of attempts to launch the SpaceX Falcon 9, Friday evening finally delivered a successful launch.
It was the fifth attempt by SpaceX and it was well worth the wait on a beautiful night from Cape Canaveral.
SpaceX attempted to land the discarded first-stage booster on a barge, over 300 miles offshore in the Atlantic.
Video footage of the attempt was unsuccessful, much like the boosters attempt to land on the barge. A video camera on the platform lost connection just as the booster was about to land on the barge.
SpaceX confirmed later that the landing was unsuccessful.
Elon Musk, SpaceX founder and 44-year-old billionaire, remains hopeful that the next launch will be a successful landing on a barge. Recently, a successful landing by SpaceX was achieved on land.
Rocket landed hard on the droneship. Didn’t expect this one to work (v hot reentry), but next flight has a good chance.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 5, 2016
The next SpaceX launch is slated for March 29 at 8:35 p.m. from Cape Canaveral.
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