That night there was unprecedented: for the first time in the entire history of its landing the first stage of Falcon 9 failed to land at the spaceport at Cape Canaveral. Due to problems with a hydraulic pump slatted helm, as the head of SpaceX Elon Musk, the rocket village literally in a puddle on the surface of the ocean. However, landing it is not: not remaining in the vertical position on the liquid surface level just flopped to the side.

However, you can look at it yourself. As you can see from the video, the missile landed relatively softly. Musk himself said that it sort of intact. Of course, SpaceX will get a missile out of the water and move on land.

Falcon 9 sits on the water

Remembering previous 12 attempts to land the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket to the launch site, it can be noted that for the first time the company failed. However, on the floating barge also worked to put not always.

Landing the Falcon 9 always looks amazing regardless of the result.

Engines stabilized rocket spin just in time, enabling an intact landing in water! Ships en route to rescue Falcon.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 5, 2018 .

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