Space X was supposed to launch its most powerful rocket this weekend, but has just scrubbed their launch. The reason? They want to stick the landing this time.
Elon Musk took to twitter earlier today and noted that mission planners felt that they’d have a better opportunity to land the rocket this time:
Just reviewed mission params w SpaceX team. Monte Carlo runs show tmrw night has a 10% higher chance of a good landing. Punting 24 hrs.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 20, 2015
This comes just a month after Jeff Bezos successfully landed a rocket of his own in Texas, to which Musk pointed out that what SpaceX was trying to do was a little harder.
The launch is now expected to take place on Tuesday morning at 1:34am GMT.
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By Andrew Liptak