The soft landing of a part of the Falcon 9 rocket by SpaceX is reported to have been unsuccesful as it 'landed hard'. 

SpaceX attempted to land a part of the Falcon 9 rocket on a platform in the Atlantic Ocean. Reusable rocket will help lower rocket-launching costs considerably.

10 January, 5:10 a.m. (ET) - SpaceX CEO confirms ship is fine, but some support equipment on the deck might have to be replaced.

10 January, 5:00 a.m (ET) - Elon Musk confirms Falcon 9 made it to spacesport ship

10 January, 4:47 a.m. (ET) - Falcon 9 takes off

10 January, 4:22 a.m. (ET) - Food, water and clothing for the astronauts has been loaded.

10 January, 3:49 a.m. (ET) - SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweets that the launch will take place in 60 minutes. 

9 January, around 8:30 p.m. (ET) - Falcon 9 and Dragon takes vertical position on the launch pad.

9 January, around 2:30 pm (ET) - SpaceX notes that the weather is 80% "GO" for Falcon 9 and Dragon's launch the next day. SpaceX reminds all that the blastoff time is 4:47 a.m. ET. "Set your alarms!"

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on NASA's CRS-5 cargo resupply mission is finally all set to be launched within a few hours. It was earlier scheduled to take off on 6 January, but was postponed at the last moment.

The previous launch, whose blastoff time was 6:20 a.m. EST on 6 January, was aborted due to a certain problem with a steering thruster system. It was then rescheduled to be launched on 10 January at an estimated time of 4:47 a.m. ET from Cape Canaveral Air Station in Florida. NASA TV will be broadcasting the coverage from 3:30 a.m. ET onwards.

The Saturday launch ensures that Dragon will be arriving at the station for its grapple on Monday, 12 January at approximately 6 a.m. ET. If SpaceX successfully brings the rocket to a stable vertical stop at the targeted landing spot in the Atlantic Ocean, this new reusable rocket will help lower rocket-launching costs considerably.

The U.S. aerospace company SpaceX expects this latest mission to go smoothly, proving to be a turning point in the way space operations are conducted.

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket that has been designed to transport satellites and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).