Last month, Space X attempted to land a Falcon 9 on the barge. Due to the type of launch, it was one of the most difficult landings attempted. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a successful landing this time. In a Tweet, Elon Musk said that the rocket used up its onboard oxygen fuel supply just prior to touchdown. Elon posted a video of the failed landing:
Looks like early liquid oxygen depletion caused engine shutdown just above the deck pic.twitter.com/Sa6uCkpknY
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 17, 2016
Landing a used rocket on a drone ship is not easy. Now with a video ‘simulation’ available, you can test your own skills and see just how difficult landing a rocket actually is. (Desktop computer required) This great simulator was first found on ProductHunt.com.