Today, we find out what Elon Musk really meant when he tweeted, “close, but no cigar this time.” Last weekend, SpaceX attempted to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket. The idea was to bring the first stage back down and land it on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean. Everything was going well until right at the last second.
Rocket made it to drone spaceport ship, but landed hard. Close, but no cigar this time. Bodes well for the future tho.