Try To Land The SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Yourself

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is trying to launch a spacecraft and have the rockets return safely to Earth…specifically on a floating barge. As it turns out, it’s not that easy. And it costs a lot of money. There’s now a web game that lets you give it a try yourself.

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In case you forgot, here’s what happened in real life:

Think it’s easy? Try the game. It’s aptly called “SpaceX Falcon 9 Lander.” SPOILER ALERT: It’s freaking impossible.

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Not just a little impossible. A lot impossible. Here are the instructions, where they immediately lost me:

The objective of the game is to slow down and land on the platform.
Press SPACE to change level.
Your thrusters use monopropellant, the main engine uses engine fuel. Letting either run out has obvious effects.
Press H to toggle velocity vector.

Let us know if you can land the damn rocket.