Close But No Cigar: Watch SpaceX's Mr. Steven Just Miss Catching a Rocket Fairing in Test | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Close But No Cigar: Watch SpaceX's Mr. Steven Just Miss Catching a Rocket Fairing in Test

SpaceX's net-equipped boat, Mr. Steven, came agonizingly close to plucking a falling rocket payload fairing out of the sky during a recent test, a new video shows.

The fairing splashed down in the ocean right next to Mr. Steven, riding the whitewater wake generated by the speedy boat. And "right next to" is no exaggeration; Mr. Steven's broad net appeared to snag the edge of the fairing's parafoil.

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