The Falcon 9 rocket soared into the sky over Cape Canaveral, Florida at 1:16 pm (1816 GMT), carrying 5,600 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of gear.
'Engines stabilized rocket spin just in time, enabling an intact landing in water!' Musk tweeted.
Later, Musk posted the full video from on board the booster, showing the rocket spiral, then stabilize, then crash sideways into the water.
SpaceX spokesperson John Insprucker said that the team will use the telemetry from the first-stage booster to find out the reason behind the failed landing.
On Wednesday afternoon, unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully lifted off at approximately 1:16 P.M for the global space station. This was to be the twenty-seventh time that SpaceX had managed to successfully retrieve a first stage booster.
SpaceX Falcon 9 booster makes 3 successful landings in 6 months
It's the first time that's happened since the groundbreaking launch of the company's Falcon Heavy spacecraft in February . Investigations on the International Space Station are organized by both NASA and the ISS National Lab.
It's been a busy time for Elon Musk and SpaceX, lately.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket landed at sea Wednesday after a stabilizer fin problem prevented a conventional landing. The agency's current schedule has SpaceX's first uncrewed demonstration flight on January 7 and the first flight with astronauts on board in June.
The establishment of the agency aims to reduce the cost of the space transport and establish the human habitation on Mars house.
Two rocket launches last week by Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. After the lift-off, everything went as per the plan including the crucial part where it effectively propelled the cargo-laden Dragon capsule towards the global space station.
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