SpaceX lost a rocket booster during landing for the first time since 2016

SpaceX lost a rocket booster during landing for the first time since 2016

A SpaceX booster stage crashed into the ocean during an attempt to land at Cape Canaveral Wednesday (Dec. 5), after it launched a supply spacecraft to the International Space Station. The brand-new Falcon 9 rocket booster lifted off successfully, but as the first stage—which contains nine Merlin engines and the bulk of the rocket's structure—returned…