Amazing video released of SpaceX rocket crashing onto floating landing platform
(CNN) — SpaceX’s most recent attempt at pioneering a reusable rocket did not go as planned when the soft landing ended with a bang. The rocket ran out of hydraulic fluid minutes before landing, causing it to lose control and come in just short of the floating landing platform.
Elon Musk — founder of the private spaceflight company SpaceX — just released a series of amazing images detailing the Jan. 10 crash. The photos and video show the booster stage of a Falcon 9 rocket exploding as it impacts the floating platform ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
No one was injured.
While this first attempt was not successful, the company says they have at least a dozen more missions planned for 2015.