CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— Christmas turkey rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake.
The SpaceX rocket booster missed its landing zone on the ground, however, and fell into the sea, just offshore.
Groans filled SpaceX Mission Control in Hawthorne, California, as live video showed the booster spinning out of control, still high above Cape Canaveral. It was the company’s first missed ground landing, although it has overshot floating barges plenty of times in the past, a tougher thing to pull off.