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Elon Musk releases explosive video of SpaceX rocket fails

17 Setiembre 2017
Elon Musk releases explosive video of SpaceX rocket fails

On September 7, SpaceX successfully ran a test-fire for a Falcon 9 rocket continuing its ideal mission streak this year - including nine out of nine rocket landing attempts. However, Elon Musk decided otherwise and made a amusing compilation video of unsuccessful landings of the Falcon 9 booster rocket. As Musk said back in 2015, a fully reusable rocket "really is the fundamental breakthrough needed to revolutionize access to space".

In the approximately two-minute video, captions detail SpaceX's failed land and sea return attempts.

The many fans of SpaceX expressed admiration for the company and Musk in comments on YouTube for sharing the video showing the landing failures, something companies don't ordinarily do.

SpaceX has published a hilarious "blooper reel" video that collates all of the firm's failed rocket booster landings. In space tech, as in other technology sectors, you have to crack a few eggs to make an omelette - but in SpaceX's case, those broken eggs just happen to result in spectacular explosions. Just not in one piece", and "Not an explosion.

The video shows a range of issues, including exploding rockets, engine sensor failures and a sticky throttle valve.

While the video highlights the unsuccessful attempts, that's not to say that SpaceX hasn't made any successful landings.

SpaceX has now landed 16 first-stage boosters - seven on land and nine on a floating drone ship in the ocean.

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