"Technically it did land"-SpaceX debuts a wonderfully absurd blooper reel"

SpaceX rocket explosion

After showing the string of failures, the video ends on a more upbeat note with the first successful landings the company's rockets made - on land in December 2015 and on a floating droneship in April 2016. Then he went and did the damn thing.

Indeed, the video's cheeky "How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster" and Monty Python theme music all indicate that to Musk, accidentally blowing up hundreds of millions of dollars worth of equipment into tiny little pieces was simply the cost of doing business.

When you think SpaceX your first thought might be the future of spaceflight or a pipedream.

A SpaceX unmanned Falcon rocket launches from Florida's Kennedy Space Center, Sept. 7, 2017.

In a tweet sent during the wee hours of the morning today, Musk reiterated his assertion that making the Falcon 9's upper stage (or second-stage) and fairing reusable would make launches 100 times cheaper.

The previously unreleased footage provides insight into each of the failed attempts - which include engine sensor failure, running out of liquid oxygen, running out of hydraulic fluid and damaged landing legs.

And in one hilarious clip, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, can be seen examining one of the boosters after it explodes. After another huge fiery explosion, this one on the company's barge, the caption reads: "Well, technically, it did land. just not in one piece". Musk posted a video Thursday of the crashes of SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch vehicle.

Since its first successful landing in December 2015, SpaceX has only crashed three of the rockets that it meant to land.



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