SpaceX just released a surprising video showing the destruction of the Falcon 9 first stage rocket booster after it landed on a floating ocean platform in the Atlantic Ocean. The crash followed a successful re-supply mission to the International Space Station last Jan. 10.
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk posted images taken from the video on his Twitter account Friday. He explained those images show the booster landed hard on the landing barge after the steering fins lost power. The booster hit the barge at a 45 degree angle and the engines exploded into a massive plume of smoke and fire.