Space X founder Elon Musk teased the internet last week when he said he was putting together a Space X blooper reel. Thankfully we didn’t have to wait too long as the technology pioneer delivered on his promise earlier today.
The video (which can be seen above) is set to a soundtrack of John Philip Sousa’s “The Liberty Bell” march (which also served as the theme song for “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”). It shows a series of rocket-landing fails dating back to 2013 as SpaceX tried repeatedly to perfect the technology needed to land the first stage of its two-stage Falcon 9 rockets back on Earth.
The simply titled “Blooper Reel” is a visually amazing and explosive journey through the development of the Falcon 9 rocket accompanied by some hilarious captions through out. Such has Watching Musk touring the F9R wreckage.
“Rocket is fine,” a caption reads. “It’s just a scratch.”
In January 2015, another booster ran out of hydraulic fluid and made a spectacular night time crash into the drone ship.
“Well, technically it did land,” a video caption reads. “Just not in one piece.”
A sticky throttle valve doomed a rocket-landing try in April 2015. The booster gets so close to a successful landing, then falls over and explodes.
“Look, that’s not an explosion … it’s just a rapid unscheduled disassembly,” the video states.
Space X has spent millions of dollars on founder Elon Musk’s vision to create a reusable space craft that will enable the colonisation of Mars so it is great to see that even when things go up in smoke that he can have a sense of humour about it. Whilst the Space X blooper reel is hilarious it is also a wonderful look at the progress the company has made. Culminating in the successful landing of a rocket with the simple caption
“You are my everything”
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