OUCH! Full high-quality video of Falcon 9 first stage landing attempt

This is taken from an aircraft watching the landing from a safe distance.  It goes all the way to where the rocket tips over and goes splat.  It disappears into the clouds of steam it has kicked up, and then KABOOM!  Certainly a dramatic way to end a mission.  Hopefully the next one is better.  😉  They seem to be learning from each flight — this one appears to be better targeted than the last one was.  In a few days, the barge will return to port with whatever debris is still on it and they’ll be able to recover video from there.  Should be interesting.

Meanwhile, the CRS-6 Dragon is in good health and on track for capture and berthing at the ISS on Friday.


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