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Low Thrust Blamed For Falcon 9 Rocket Crash On Drone Ship
UPDATE: The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket crash landed on the Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship Of Course I Still Love You amidst a cloud of fire and black smoke. The frame froze during landing, leaving viewers asking if the Falcon 9 rocket landing on the drone ship happened. SpaceX later confirmed that the landing was unsuccessful.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted, “Looks like thrust was low on 1 of 3 landing engines. High g[-force] landings v[ery] sensitive to all engines operating at max.”
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will attempt to send two satellites into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.