SpaceX launches Dragon cargo ship to ISS, but fails to land rocket

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket goes vertical on Wednesday morning in Florida

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket goes vertical on Wednesday morning in Florida

"Appears to be undamaged & is transmitting data".

However, as soon as this crucial part was phased out, Falcon's first stage (most expensive portion of the rocket) that was supposed to navigate itself back to the earth malfunctioned.

5 Dec company SpaceX successfully launched and put into orbit the Dragon truck with food and equipment for the global space station.

A stalled hydraulic pump for one of the booster's grid fins caused it to enter into a rapid spin on its return flight.

The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off successfully at 1:16 pm Eastern Standard Time from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carrying 2,500 kilos of supplies, including science experiments and food for six astronauts now on board the ISS.

SpaceX spokesperson John Insprucker said that the team will use the telemetry from the first-stage booster to find out the reason behind the failed landing.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket landed at sea Wednesday after a stabilizer fin problem prevented a conventional landing.

The US military described Wednesday's mission as "a successful launch but a non-nominal landing".

Space experts called the water landing a "successful failure".

In spite of this space has created a series of Falcon Rockets. "All told, another great day for SpaceX and NASA", he added.

To the global space station kicked off the sixteenth mission of the cargo ship Dragon under the NASA contract with SpaceX. The rocket was loaded with supplies, science experiments and food for the astronauts living there.

The Dragon spacecraft, carrying almost 3 tons of science and supplies, is scheduled to rendezvous with the International Space Station on Saturday.

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