SpaceX's recent Starship SN9 launch ended with a stunning crash, and it's far from the first ship to meet such a fate.
After several hard water landings, the Falcon 9 booster exploded over McGregor, Texas in its most dramatic failure to that point.
The Falcon 9 ran out of hydraulic fluid just before landing on a drone ship at sea.
Another Falcon 9 crashed onto a drone ship, attributed to a "sticky throttle valve."
The Falcon 9 failed on a mission to resupply the International Space Station after the rocket's liquid oxygen tank ruptured.
Another Falcon 9 rocket ran out of propellant during touchdown and crashed onto a drone ship.
After a successful ISS resupply, the Falcon 9 went off course during landing, crashing intact into the ocean.
Two of the Falcon Heavy's side boosters landed successfully after launch, but the center core crashed just past a drone ship.
SpaceX's Starship prototype successfully launched in December 2020, but crashed when it wasn't able to right itself for landing.