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Falcon 9 hit target, but tipped over

“Looks like Falcon landed fine, but excess lateral velocity caused it to tip over post landing.” – SpaceX founder Elon Musk

SpaceX Falcon 9's attempted landing on sea-going barge, April 14, 2015.

SpaceX Falcon 9’s attempted landing on sea-going barge, April 14, 2015. Image via @elonmusk on Twitter

SpaceX successfully launched its 6th resupply mission to ISS on Tuesday (April 14, 2015), but its second try at a soft landing for the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket failed.

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The rocket first stage apparently tipped over after touching down on the platform successfully.

The rocket first stage apparently tipped over after touching down on the platform successfully. Image via @elonmusk on Twitter

Deborah Byrd

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