SpaceX left the Dragon boat without his crew on Wednesday, loaded with & # 39; supplies, scientific and food experiments for the astronauts who were living in the International Space Station, but failed to break the first stage of the rocket back.
"We had a great departure", said John Insprucker, SpaceX commentator, since the Falcon 9 rocket left on blue sky and sunny & # 39; Cape Canaveral, Florida, with 2,500 kilograms & # 39; supplies.
The mission, 16 & # 39; SpaceX for NASA as part of a contract to transport supplies into space, managed to reach Earth orbit, which was the main target of the launch.
But the first stage of the rocket did not achieve its aim to ensure a vertical landing on the continent in the area of & # 39; landing 1 basis & # 39; Cape Canaveral.
After separating from the second stage and turned on their engines to return to the World, a video camera on board the launcher has shown that lap.
Then the live broadcast was cut.
The head & # 39; SpaceX, Elon Musk, explained shortly after on his Twitter account that the hydraulic pump & # 39; one of titanium titanium launcher had been broken. The first step, therefore, fall & # 39; ocean, not & # 39; away from the coast.
"It does not seem to be spoiled and transmitting data. Boat & # 39; recovery is on the way," the magnata also wrote.
SpaceX succeeded in obtaining more than 30 of its launchers to return b & # 39; success to Earth and landing on land or varying platform.
Initially, the release of Dragon was scheduled for Tuesday, but was delayed days after he discovered mold in mice feeding & # 39; one of the scientific investigations to study the effect of mikrogravità on the system immune.
The food at & # 39; bad condition was substituted before the launch on Wednesday.
Other experiments among more than 250 aboard the space laboratory include a new type of & # 39; mustard leaves the astronauts grow in space.
The capsule & # 39; the Dragon space held Wednesday used once before, on a mission & # 39; supply in February 2017. Saturday morning should arrive at the space station.