SpaceX is now the only space company to build an arsenal of reusable first stage orbital rockets. Then he went and did the damn thing.
Elon Musk's company lost many boosters as it tried to figure out how to make a successful landing. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
The video features some brilliantly captured footage of SpaceX rockets, with a Monty Python theme song running in the background, and some very witty captions to keep you entertained.
In one video dated August 2014, the engine sensor on the Falcon 9 first-stage fails, and the rocket flips upside down before exploding.
And appropriately the video is set to John Philip Sousa's "The Liberty Bell".
'You are my everything, ' the SpaceX video states.
"It's just a scratch", Musk said at one point, looking over the steaming wreckage of a destroyed aircraft.
But the caption jokes: 'Well, technically, it did land...just not in one piece'.
The reel includes explosions while rockets were landing at the sea platform and even into the ocean.
The first successful landing of a rocket's first stage with a payload that was launched into orbit was completed in December of 2015.
Thus far, only the primary boost stage rockets have successfully been reused but, according to Musk, when the upper stage and fairing follow, costs will drop by a factor of more than 100. The landing of flight 23 resulted in the first stable FULL landing at sea in April of 2016.
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