A SpaceX Dragon capsule is en route to the International Space Station after a successful launch today. However, the rocket landing—which SpaceX has made routine by this point—went off less swimmingly. Or maybe more swimmingly, depending on how you look at it.
The rocket’s first stage booster—the large bottom half of the rocket that gets the craft into space—typically lands back on a platform either on land or at sea. But during Wednesday’s launch, a malfunction caused the booster to land a little off-target. It came down into the water off the coast of Florida, a few hundred feet from the launch pad.
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