Message posted by greatguess on July 12, 2013 at 9:30:48 PST:
I guess i have a little issue with your wording... it didn't "fail on 3rd attempt to land" it simply didn't try a third landing because it had a failure of a system component onboard and did what it was supposed to do in that event. i will concur that it didn't land on the carrier a 3rd time so the end result was the same. this is cutting edge stuff and things like this simply happen - it's part of the process.
In Reply to: X-47b Fails on 3rd attempt to land posted by Gimbal on July 12, 2013 at 8:18:24 PST: