After two failed attempts, a SpaceX sea landing will allegedly be retried on February 24th, with the view of landing a rocket atop a moving barge.
Third time’s the charm: after two failed attempts, Elon Musk’s space agency will retry a SpaceX sea landing on either the 24th or 25th of February.
The news, which is based on an announcement from satellite operator SES, will see the agency retry their attempt to land a Falcon 9 VTOL rocket atop a moving barge at sea. Read: Watch: Space X‘s Falcon 9 explodes on landing
Previously, SpaceX have come close to achieving their goal, with the Falcon 9 rocket making touch down, but exploding in the final minute, leaving the mission in failure.
For Elon Musk, the new attempt is another chance to make history. Though the expected date for the attempt is February 24th, a backup date in case of inclement weather has been set for February 25th.
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