Musk’s SpaceX Rocket-Recapture Bid Thwarted by Hard Landing

Musk’s SpaceX Rocket-Recapture Bid Thwarted by Hard Landing

"Overall, I would rate it as a success," Marco Caceres, director of space studies with Teal Group, a Fairfax, Virginia-based consulting firm, said in a phone interview.

"It is tricky to hit something that small to begin with, but to hit with the right velocity so that it lands perfectly when the barge is moving in the ocean -- that's a tough challenge," Caceres said. "They're not taking the easy way. That's not the conservative approach."

Tags cargo supply, Falcon 9, International Space Station, reusable technology, SpaceX Media Outlet: Bloomberg Featured Analyst Marco A. Caceres

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