KRA-KOOOOM! Billionaire fingers valve in ROCKET WIBBLE PRANG EXPLOSION
Elon Musk seems to be in a somber mood for the last couple of days. It seems that failure of Space X Falcon 9 landing seems to have disturbed him badly. His team of scientists has been working very hard to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating barge.
While his missions to International Space Stations are going on successfully, he hasnâ€™t been able to be similarly lucky when it comes to landing its capsule back on a floating barge. It is very important for his company to make it economical and far more profitable.
There is no denying the fact that this time they cam every close to making it a success. Prior to third attempt a few days ago to land the rocket, SpaceX CEO Musk had noted the success rate to be 50/50. He stated that the rocket had actually â€œlanded fine, but excess lateral velocity caused it to tip over post landing.â€
But experts believe that landing the rocket on a barge is not that difficult. Paul Huter, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics aerospace engineer told the press that landing the rocket on a barge is more convenient.
While talking about it Huter said, â€œThe rocket is launching out over the Atlantic ocean, so the easiest place to land it would be straight out into the ocean. Now, obviously, this presents challenges when compared to landing (a rocket) on solid ground as something at sea is constantly moving around. But in terms of energy required (most of which has already been used during the launch), it is more efficient to try and land on something in the ocean.â€
But Elon Musk is not the one to give up. Huter, however, does not expect it to happen that soon. He concluded: â€œI think SpaceX has the capability and the know-how to land on the floating barge, but there are a lot of variables that need to be taken into consideration, which make it a difficult task. With unlimited time and money, they could pull it off and revolutionize space launch technology. But they only have so many launches, and each failure costs them money.â€