SpaceX didn’t quite stick the landing Friday.

After launching a communications satellite toward orbit for SES at 6:35 p.m. ET, Elon Musk’s space outfit attempted to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket back on Earth on a drone ship floating out in the Atlantic Ocean.

It wasn’t successful.

But the attempt was a real rollercoaster. Viewers of the SpaceX livestream on Friday saw what appeared to be the rocket coming in for a landing, in real time, before the video feed cut.

Those watching at SpaceX HQ yelled, sighed in unison and applauded the attempt. Read more…

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SpaceX misses its rocket landing on a drone ship… again