Watch SpaceX rocket’s nose cone miss the boat, again

Mr. Steven has a net for catching rocket parts. 


SpaceX

As the old adage goes, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. 

SpaceX made another attempt at catching a rocket’s fairing (a protective nose cone), using a boat dubbed Mr. Steven

Poor Mr. Steven. Maybe he’s got butter fingers, according to a video posted by SpaceX on Tuesday. The fairing just slipped off the boat’s net. 

In a tweet, SpaceX said this was “one of Mr. Steven’s final West Coast fairing recovery tests before shipping out for the East Coast.”

This isn’t the first time the fairing has literally missed the boat. The last game of catch was earlier in January

SpaceX wants to nab rocket fairings so it can reuse them. Founder Elon Musk has been long working on ways to reuse rockets as a means of making launches cheaper and faster. In December, SpaceX used one of its single boosters for a third time. The company also has plans to lay off 10 percent of its workforce. 

Update, January 31 at 7:11 a.m. PT: Adds additional context.

Source link


Leave a Reply

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join our monthly newsletter and never miss out on new stories and promotions.
Techhnews will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at newsletter@techhnews.com. We will treat your information with respect.

%d bloggers like this: