Space has launched its anonymous dragon ship on Wednesday, loaded with supplies, scientific experiments and food for the Astronauts living on the International Space Station, but failed to land the first stage of the rocket back.
"We have a great river," said John Inspector, a spacetime commentator, like the Falcon 9 Rocket Sword in the blue, sunny sky of Cape Canal, Florida, with 2500 kilos of supplies.
The mission, the 16 of SpaceX for NASA as part of a contract to transfer supplies in space, managed to reach Earth orbit, which was the main purpose of the launch.
But the first stage of the rocket did not reach its objective of securing a vertical landing on the mainland in lunch zone 1 of the base of Cape Canaveral.
After separating from the second stage and turning on their engines to return to the ground, an on-board video camera has the lunch making a turn.
Then the live broadcast is cut off.
Head of SpaceX, Elon Musk, announced soon after his Twitter account that the hydraulic pump of one of the titanium fins of the launcher had been broken. The first stage, therefore, fell into the ocean, not far from the beach.
"It can not damage and transmit data. A recovery boat is on the road," the Tycoon also wrote.
SpaceX has managed to get more than 30 of its launchers to return successfully to land and land on the ground or on a floating platform.
Initially, the release of the Dragon was scheduled for Tuesday, but it was delayed one day after discovering the mold in the mouse fuse of one of the scientific investigations to study the effect of microgravity on the immune system.
The food in poor condition was replaced before Wednesday's launch.
Other experiments among more than 250 aboard the space labs include a new type of leaf mustard that astronomy will grow in place.
The Dragon Site Capsule that flew on Wednesday has been used before, on a supply mission in February 2017. It should reach the space station on Saturday morning.