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SpaceX Falcon 9 meets watery end, and NASA needs someone to go to Mars and whack its mole

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A challenge which will need to be overcome by a company with a business model that would really like first stages to get more than four flights.
Since the first successful drone ship landing, it looks like they're running at a success rate of about 85% for landing attempts in that mode, or just about a 50% chance of surviving four attempts.

Room for improvement perhaps but they will no doubt have learned a lot from this failure. I'm pretty curious to know what went wrong.

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