15/04/2015 08:12 BST | Updated 15/04/2015 08:59 BST

Space X Almost Lands A Rocket On A Floating Barge In Second Attempt

Space X came one step closer this week to creating a rocket that could launch cargo into space and then safely land itself on a floating space port.

Elon Musk's company attempted to land its Falcon 9 first stage on the floating barge which the company has rather affectionately called 'Just Read The Instructions'.

While the landing itself was a success, the rocket suffered from excess lateral velocity, causing it to fall over at the last minute.

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All things considered this is still an incredible feat of engineering. The company has created a rocket that can launch into space and then actually land itself on a floating barge.