First stage on target at droneship but looks like hard landing; broke landing leg. Primary mission remains nominal → https://t.co/tdni53IviI
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 17, 2016
SpaceX’s Falcon9 rocket “hard landed” on their “Just Read The Instructions” drone ship earlier this afternoon, breaking a landing leg on touchdown. They have attempted water landings before without complete success, with the last landing being a hard one as well. Over 56,000 people were watching live on their YouTube Channel. UPDATE: This video from Elon Musk on Instagram shows the landing and subsequent explosion of the rocket.