Here's Elon Musk's SpaceX blooper reel

Cesar Mills
September 14, 2017

True to his word, Elon Musk posted the much-hyped blooper reel of every SpaceX rocket failure, complete with massive explosions and the billionaires' unique sense of humor.

Set to Sousa's Liberty Bell, or Monty Python theme song, the video shows the many rockets that didn't make the final cut over the course of Falcon 9's development.

Fortunately, SpaceX's last 12 landing attempts, including recycled spacecraft, were successful.

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But since the failed landings of 2013 and 2014, SpaceX has successfully landed 16 of its Falcon 9 first-stage orbital boosters, some on land and others on autonomous barges that, stationed out at sea, navigate to the correct position before the rocket lands. 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.

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. Another clip shows a fireball with the comment, "Well, technically it did land ... just not in one piece".

Like most movies, the SpaceX blooper video ends on a positive note, showing the first successful drone ship landing and first successful pad landing. If you like stunning explosions, then this is the video for you. 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.

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