This morning’s SpaceX Dragon mission was a resounding success, delivering an espresso machine to the International Space Station for the first time.
Falcon’s first stage landing of its recoverable rocket on the company’s autonomous barge got so close to being a success too, if only it hadn’t toppled just over after landing.
A Vine released by the company shows just how close it came to successfully pulling it off this time around. It lands almost perfectly, then tips right toward the end of the video.
That’s a notable improvement over last time, when the rocket came down sideways and exploded on impact.
One more attempt and SpaceX might just nail it.