Watch How Close SpaceX Is to Successfully Recycling a Rocket: Update
It would have been a history had the rocket landed on the barge in complete upright condition without destroying the barge. But alas it didnâ€™t happen the way Elon Musk and his fellow scientists have believed.
After a few aborted attempts Spacex’s Falcon 9 rocket blasted off successfully from Cape Canaveral base in Florida. With the launch another successful mission was completed as far as sending supplies to International Space Station is concerned.
But the second part that Elon Musk has been trying to manage didnâ€™t go as he would have wished. The 208-foot tall Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a Dragon capsule, that was launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 4:10 p.m took the supplies successfully to the ISS.
It has taken a huge amount of supplies to the International Space Station this time. It was carrying as much as 4,300 pounds of food, personal clothing, technical equipment, science experiments, and an Italian-made espresso coffee machine to the ISS.
But the second part of the plan didnâ€™t succeed. After delivering its cargo into orbit when it started its descent and deployed its landing legs and steering fins for a descent to a floating platform positioned 200 miles off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida many were praying for its success. But it didnâ€™t go as planned and destroyed the barge where it actually landed, but in a rather mangled condition.