Fail -- See how close SpaceX came to landing its latest rocket. So close to four in a row.
It was SpaceX’s eighth attempted sea landing, and the fifth time that the rocket didn’t survive.
The rocket made what appears to be a careful descent down to the ship, but it never truly settled after it landed. Amidst all that smoke and fire, the rocket eventually tipped over. Unlike SpaceX’s other landing attempts gone sour, we don’t see an explosion — the video that Musk posted cuts off right before the rocket fully tips over. (Here’s hoping we get more angles in the coming days.)
While SpaceX had been on a roll with these landings, it’s not a total surprise that the rocket landing wasn’t successful. This particular rocket delivered its payload to a very high Earth orbit known as geostationary transfer orbit, or GTO. Falcon 9 missions to GTO require more fuel and higher speeds, meaning there is less fuel left to slow the rocket down to land. That wasn’t a problem during the last two GTO missions — both rockets landed successfully — but it appears to be the cause this time: yesterday, Elon Musk tweeted that the thrust was low on one of the rocket’s three landing engines, a result of burning up too much fuel.
Because of this, Musk said that the Falcon 9 landed hard enough to destroy part of the rocket’s frame, and the impact also knocked a few of the engines around, presumably upsetting the rocket’s balance. He added that he only expects 70 percent of this years attempts to succeed, calling 2016 “the year of experimentation.”
See how close SpaceX came to landing its latest rocket
Although posting this sort stuff is in poor taste, it serves a purpose. I find too many of us white worship. This shows you that they’re human like the rest of us. We all experiment and failure is part of that process. Notice that when whites fail, their media explains it away with “experimental”, “boldly striving forward”, “daring”, etc. When non-whites, especially Asians meet failure, it’s blamed on their culture, their race, or some other made up inferiority. Never let them brainwash you.
They have good PR to change failure —> “We’re Paving the way forward!”