Elon Musk releases explosive video of SpaceX rocket fails

Elon Musk releases explosive video of SpaceX rocket fails”

In addition to its many accomplishments, including 16 successful rocket landings, the company launched the U.S. Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane on a secret mission and aced the landing one week ago, according to Space.com, Live Science's sister site. Then he went and did the damn thing. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. It is aptly titled "How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster", and the footage is accompanied by tongue-in-cheek captions.

By landing the first stage, and using it over again, SpaceX figures to lower the cost of spaceflight.

In this December 14, 2016 file photo, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk listens as Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with technology industry leaders.

The two-minute video shows all of SpaceX's spectacular fails.

Titled "How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster", the clip is set to a piece of USA military march music called "Liberty Bell" which was composed by John Philip Sousa in 1893 and made famous by Monty Python.

"It's just a scratch", Musk said at one point, looking over the steaming wreckage of a destroyed aircraft. Another clip shows a fireball with the comment, "Well, technically it did land ... just not in one piece".

Musk added a little recap to the video with his Instagram caption as well. Given the company's success rate at rocket landing, the video sent a shock of wave among the company's admirers.

SpaceX successfully launched its latest Falcon 9 rocket in mid-August.

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.

And the firm hasn't lost a first stage in an attempted landing since June 2016.

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