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This blooper reel from SpaceX's rocket tests is explosively entertaining

SpaceX and Elon Musk make great fun of SpaceX failed landings. Video This blooper reel from SpaceX's rocket tests is explosively entertaining
Eloisa Felix | Setiembre 17, 2017, 09:20

After years of working to ideal the technology, SpaceX was finally able to reuse their Falcon 9 orbital rocket booster during a March 2017 launch.

Get ready for out-of-this-world fiery blasts on "How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster", a new SpaceX blooper reel produced by Elon Musk, the company's founder and CEO. You can see the video here https://phys.org/news/2017-09-spacex-bloopers-video-orbital-rocket.html.

Musk, who is also the CEO of auto manufacturer Tesla, founded the California-based aeroanautical manufacturer in 2002 with the aim of making space travel more affordable and accessible.

During the early days of SpaceX, when Elon Musk and Co were still learning how to land their rockets, they went through a lot of setbacks. The destruction is shown in chronological order with captions explaining the many reasons they fail, from running out of hydraulic fluid to engine sensor failure.

And appropriately the video is set to John Philip Sousa's "The Liberty Bell".

SpaceX has landed so many rockets that it can be easy to forget just how hard - and majestic - the feat actually is.

Altogether, the video shows SpaceX's Falcon 9 failing to land more than 10 times, starting with an ill-fated launch in September 2013. While another is captioned: "Well, technically, it did land ... just not in one piece".

'The course of true love never did run smooth, ' a video caption reads. But, like every innovation in history, SpaceX's first attempts weren't exactly an outstanding success.

'You are my everything, ' the SpaceX video states. The rocket finally managed to make its first successful landing only in 2015.

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

For now, SpaceX's first-stage boosters— 15 stories tall — separate shortly after liftoff and fly back to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station or an ocean platform for a vertical touchdown.