In this case, it’s not exactly a video of failures, but rather, more of SpaceX’s failed attempts before finally seeing success in landing rockets.
Set to Liberty Bell, the tune used as the Monty Python theme song, the self-deprecating two-minute video shows rockets exploding at sea and over land.
In that same time, SpaceX has completed 16 successful Falcon 9 first stage landings.
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.
SpaceX released a video “How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster”, that’s both hilariously very bad and awe-inspiring.
Causes of the spectacular fails include running out of hydraulic fluid, a landing leg collapsing and a sticky throttle valve.
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In one video shot, Musk looks over a rocket’s charred remains with the caption: “It’s just a scratch”.
Musk’s company has been trying to reduce the cost of space travel by making boosters reusable, starting with their Falcon 9 primary boosters. The video wraps up with footage of the first successful land and water landings of the boosters, just to make you feel a little bit better.
“The course of true love never did run smooth”, one caption reads.
But Musk just keeps plugging away, and on Thursday, he posted another testament to his renowned sticktoitiveness.
As for the second-stage, Musk said that SpaceX might attempt their first recovery during the scheduled Falcon Heavy demo flight this November.
And the firm hasn’t lost a first stage in an attempted landing since June 2016.