The moment SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket crash landed
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Elon Musk video of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket crash landing

The inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk has shared video footage of the moment his rocket crashed into a floating sea platform.

The Falcon 9 rocket had successfully launched the cargo capsule Dragon which was on a mission to deliver goods to the International Space Station.

Falcon 9 was on its way back to Earth and tried to make a controlled return.

Mr Musk, who is CEO of SpaceX, a company which manufactures and launches rockets and spacecraft, described the crash landing as "close but no cigar. Bodes well for the future tho'. Ship itself is fine".

Correction: a factual error in an earlier version of this story was corrected on 18 January 2015.

  • 18 Jan 2015
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