AMAZING FAIL: SpaceX releases images of rocket crash landing

The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Ever wondered what a rocket crashing into a barge looks like? Wonder no more.

SpaceX has released footage on Vine of the attempted landing of their Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean barge on January 10.

The rocket landed on target, but came in at a roughly 45-degree angle "smashing legs and engine section," CEO Elon Musk said on January 15.



Musk released images recovered from footage of the failed landing.



The rocket successfully launched on January 10 carrying a Dragon resupply craft, bound for the International Space Station. Dragon safely arrived on Monday morning.


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