Last Thursday, SpaceX marked the twelfth consecutive successful landing attempt for the Falcon 9 rocket, and Musk has made a decision to celebrate their progress with the most explosion-filled (and expensive) blooper reel you've likely ever seen. And CEO Elon Musk shared previously unseen footage late Wednesday night that is a compilation of explosive videos of the rocket landings gone wrong. The rocket fail greatest hits video shows humility and instructs those who think everything Musk touches turns immediately to gold. There are rockets crashing into a landing platform at sea and into the ocean itself, and one test vehicle that went awry and exploded in midair.
There's plenty of humor here as the subtitles cover all the causes of failures, from "sticky throttle valve" to "well, technically it did land. just not in one piece". This spring, the company conducted the first-ever launch and flight of a reusable rocket.
Like most movies, the SpaceX blooper video ends on a positive note, showing the first successful drone ship landing and first successful pad landing. Imagine if the landings were still turning into explosions; then such a video would have come from someone else, maybe even a rival.
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In a 2005 interview, Musk said, "Failure is an option here", and, "If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough".
Rocket reusability has now become SpaceX's specialty, at least for their Falcon 9's boost stage.
Since its founding in 2002, SpaceX's goal has been to significantly lower the cost of space travel, making destinations such as Mars achievable. Since the first successful landing of one of these craft - through the August 14, 2017 launch, the company has successfully completed all landings where attempted (100% success rate). It is among the few private and government ventures that aim to carry cargo and people to the Red Planet and other places beyond Earth's atmosphere.