Watch SpaceX's greatest explosions: Elon Musk shares 'blooper reel'

Since the hard beginnings shown in the video, though, SpaceX has found success - pulling off 16 booster landings.

SpaceX is now the only space company to build an arsenal of reusable first stage orbital rockets. 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.

Not one to rest on his laurels, founder and CEO Elon Musk didn't even finish his celebratory tweet before announcing SpaceX's next big goal.

At one point, as the rocket crashes down onto its pad, the video captions it as follows: "Well, technically it did land.just not in one piece". These landings were to be attempted over water, while the first attempt to land on solid ground succeeded on December 21st, 2015.

With tongue firmly in cheek, the video calls the catastrophic explosions as "rapid unscheduled disassembly events" and describes one, where the rocket falls over and explodes, as little more than a scratch.


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

There is also a reference to Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with a quote from the play overlaid on an explosion from March 2016, caused by the failure of the landing burn. Previous attempts resulted in on-impact destruction of the craft's booster. In that same time, SpaceX has orchestrated 16 successful Falcon 9 first stage landings.

'You are my everything, ' the SpaceX video states.

As of January 2017, SpaceX landing rocket missions are no longer considered "experimental".


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