Published: Mon, December 10, 2018
Science | By Patricia Jimenez

SpaceX Launches Cargo Ship to Space Station, Misses Rocket Landing

SpaceX Launches Cargo Ship to Space Station, Misses Rocket Landing

SpaceX has launched its unmanned Dragon cargo capsule, propelling its payload to the International Space Station (ISS) despite a post-launch failure affecting the first-stage rocket.

The head of the company SpaceX Elon Musk has said that for some unknown reason stopped the hydraulic pump, which reveals one of the brake plates (rudders) to the desired position.

SpaceX has been successfully landing its rockets back to base since 2015. This mission is NASA's 16th mission of SpaceX, which is part of a long-term contract to deliver supplies in space.

More news: Trump says US-China ties make 'BIG leap forward'

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off carrying the Dragon spacecraft at Cape Canaveral on December 5, 2018. He wrote, "The engine stabilized the rocket spin on time, due to which the Falcon could safely land safely in the water". It appeared to be undamaged and was transmitting data, Musk said, adding that a recovery ship was sent to retrieve it.

SpaceX's successful Falcon 9 rocket launch proved to be quite a spectacle for viewers and was considered a success despite the lost booster. 'Ships en route to rescue Falcon'.

Instead, the booster ended up crashing into the sea.

More news: Why Canadian Oil Stocks Are Soaring Today

The rocket was initially meant to take off Tuesday, but was delayed for a day after engineers discovered moldy mouse food in one of the science investigations created to study the effect of microgravity on the immune system.

The rocket launched Wednesday was brand new and it is not clear yet what went wrong with the grid fin.

It should arrive at the space station on Saturday.

More news: Which School Has the Most Heisman Trophy Winners?

Like this: