Elon Musk releases explosion blooper reel of failed SpaceX rocket landings

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       Oops there goes another rocket ship

In November, the company plans to launch its biggest usable rocket system, the Falcon Heavy, and then follow it up with carrying NASA astronauts in 2019.

SpaceX released a video "How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster", that's both hilariously bad and awe-inspiring. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

SpaceX posted the video on YouTube today, with the title 'How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster'.

While you might think that SpaceX would want to hide its failed landings, Elon Musk's firm has done the opposite.

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

On Aug. 31, Musk announced on Twitter that he was "Putting together a SpaceX rocket-landing blooper reel". The video, however, shows unsuccessful landings from as recently as 2016. It's set to John Philip Sousa's "Liberty Bell" march, best known as the theme for "Monty Python's Flying Circus".

Well, the time has come, it seems, because after landing so many rockets it can be easy to forget just how hard - and majestic - the feat actually is.

But the caption jokes: 'Well, technically, it did land...just not in one piece'.

'We messed up a lot before it finally worked, but there's some epic explosion footage'.

The reel includes explosions while rockets were landing at the sea platform and even into the ocean.

Musk promised the video at the end of August and delivered on Thursday.

The first successful landing of a rocket's first stage with a payload that was launched into orbit was completed in December of 2015. In a follow-up tweet, Musk noted that this is just the start, and going ahead, the company plans to lower its costs by "a factor 100".

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