This night was unheard of: for the first time in the history of its landings, the first stage Falcon 9 could not land at the cosmodrome at Cape Canaveral. Due to problems with the hydraulic pump of the lattice rudder, as the head of SpaceX Elon Musk said, part of the rocket literally landed in a puddle — on the surface of the ocean. However, the landing is also difficult to call: not staying in a vertical state on the liquid surface, the stage just flopped on its side.
However, you can look at it yourself. As you can see from the video, the missile landed relatively gently. Musk himself noted that it seems to be intact in appearance. Of course, SpaceX will get the rocket out of the water and take it to land.
Falcon 9 sits on the water
Recalling the previous 12 attempts to land the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket on the cosmodrome, it can be noted that for the first time the company failed. However, on a floating barge, too, worked plant not always.
Landing Falcon 9 always looks amazing regardless of the result.