SpaceX’s Falcon 9 landing leg recovered after accidental fall

So far, SpaceX has had a busy and successful year, according tomedia reports. Despite the continuing global health crisis, the company has maintained a steady launch and continues to strengthen its Starlink communications network with dozens of new satellites a month. Not everything is 100 percent accurate, of course, and a video captured by a sharp-eyed observer shows a rather serious mess for the SpaceX Falcon 9 at Cape Canaveral.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 landing leg recovered after accidental fall

It was revealed that the accident occurred on the Falcon 9 booster, which was preparing to deliver a new GPS III satellite for the U.S. military. As local crews were trying to recover the booster’s landing leg, one of the legs appeared to break free and fall to the ground.

Local time Tuesday, Florida’s weather was out of step with SpaceX’s plans, with dockworkers reportedly resting and retreating during work hours due to bad weather. In the end, however, they managed to secure all the legs in the correct position and place the booster horizontally for transport.

Fortunately, the accident didn’t hurt anyone, and it didn’t appear to have been damaged, at least to the naked eye.