— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
Elon Musk's SpaceX project is a quest to make space travel more economical. A key part of that quest is making reusable rockets: Rocket boosters usually burn or up crash into the ocean, but the Tesla and PayPal founder hopes to make them work more like airplanes - flying, landing, and then flying again.
The booster, from a rocket delivering supplies to the International Space Station, can be seen extending landing gear as it makes the descent towards the platform - an awfully small target in a big ocean. But it comes down too hard and tips over, resulting in a fiery flash.
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