SPACE

SpaceX Launches Two Satellites But Crashes Rocket

Jun 16, 2016 at 10:26 AM ET

Good news and bad news for kooky billionaire visionary Elon Musk’s SpaceX. First, the good: the company has successfully launched two satellites into orbit. Second, the less-good: its Falcon 9 rocket did something Musk referred to as a “rapid unscheduled disassembly” upon landing. In other words, the rocket broke.

This ends SpaceX’s streak of 3 consecutive successful landings.