Elon Musk's SpaceX managed to launch a satellite into orbit Sunday, but suffered another setback in its attempt to retrieve a rocket stage by landing it on a sea-going platform.
SpaceX officials said the Falcon 9 rocket first stage experienced a "hard landing" and broke one of its stabilizer arms designed to hold it upright.
The rocket stage was left in pieces on the deck of the drone ship landing pad, and Musk quipped via Twitter that "as least the pieces were bigger" this time.
Kennedy Space Center - The Rocket Garden at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex at first light.(red huber/orlando sentinel) ORG XMIT: 9578