Ahhhh, two days ago SpaceX had a great day. They successfully used a single orbital class booster three times! Now, for the first time, I think, they failed an attempt to land on land.
They cut off the video stream of the booster when it was starting, well… to go wrong. As I was watching the stream I could notice that the booster was rolling. But after we got confirmation that the booster had thankfully didn’t crash on the land but on the sea.
The main mission is a success and that’s the most important thing :)
SpaceX will, of course, investigate the precise cause of this failure. It’s better to have all the possible failures to happen now than later with humans on board with Starship.
Someone has posted a video of the landing already :
Too bad, it appears one of the grid fins got stuck.
“appears to be undamaged & is transmitting data”. Ok, wow 😂
Onboard camera video of the “water landing” :
Another video has been posted on Twitter (tracking cam) :