Watch: SpaceX fails to land Falcon 9 Rocket
SpaceX successfully launched two commercial satellites Wednesday morning into orbit but lost its rocket during the landing attempt.
Elon Musk, the company’s CEO, tweeted during the mission that the booster rocket had a “rapid unscheduled disassembly,” which means the rocket crashed into the ship.
“Maybe hardest impact to date. Drone ship still ok,” Musk shared on his social media account.
The company had said in a statement before the launch that the landing would be “difficult.”