On January 10, 2015 SpaceX made an attempt to land a Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform 200 miles from Jacksonville, Florida. The company knew going into it that the odds of success were 50% or less. Unfortunately, the mission failed. Elon Musk, CEO and founder of SpaceX, claimed that the rocket made it to the platform but landed too hard, possibly due to running out of hydraulic fluid. This mission was meant to get closer to the goal of creating a reusable rocket. A new rocket containing 50% more hydraulic fluid is already expected to be launched next month.
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