SpaceX To Attempt Next Barge Landing Within 3 Weeks
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. will attempt another rocket landing on its so-called drone ship within three weeks, according to Chief Executive Elon Musk.
The privately-held company, also known as SpaceX, successfully sent a Dragon resupply unit to the International Space Station last week.
But plans to recover the Falcon rocket by having it land on a barge in the Atlantic Ocean failed in a fiery explosion.
Musk, who released photos of the explosion on Friday, said the next rocket will be "carrying way more hydraulic fluid" relative to last week.
Next rocket landing on drone ship in 2 to 3 weeks w way more hydraulic fluid. At least it shd explode for a diff reason.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 16, 2015
Musk, who is also Chief Executive of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA), founded SpaceX in 2002 with the stated goal of colonizing Mars.
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