Full video of @SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket landing attempt – with explosion!! #SoClose!!!

Amazing video of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket attempting to land on the drone ship Just Read the Instructions. The rocket essentially lands on the ship correctly, but is off enough to tip over, resulting in a terrific ) explosion. Not bad for a second try!! See the close landing and explosion from the first attempt here. I bet the third time is a charm!!

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SpaceX posts vine of attempted drone ship rocket landing and EXPLOSION!! #space

If you missed the SpaceX/NASA rocket launch that included an attempted landing of the first stage rocket on a drone ship, here’s the spectacular video of the amazing, but not entirely successful landing. More info here.

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Video of Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket explosion during launch – lots of science lost :(

Yesterday the launch of the Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket was postponed. Sadly, tonight the unmanned rocket exploded about 6 seconds into liftoff. No one was hurt. The rocket was carrying a Cygnus spacecraft, which was headed to the International Space Station.

In addition to food, supplies and equipment, the Cygnus spacecraft was loaded with more than 1,600 pounds (725 kg) of science experiments, including an investigation to chemically analyze meteors as they burn up in Earth’s atmosphere.

A big loss for all of the lost property, both science related and otherwise. Turns out going to space is hard.

Antares launch explosion – October 28, 2014 – The launch occurred on schedule at 1822 ET from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. It was the third U.S. commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station by Orbital Sciences Corp.
NASA says no personnel were injured in the explosion but the launch pad suffered major damage.