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This blooper reel from SpaceX's rocket tests is explosively entertaining

This blooper reel from SpaceX's rocket tests is explosively entertaining

Musk said in the post.

Altogether, the video shows SpaceX's Falcon 9 failing to land more than 10 times, starting with an ill-fated launch in September 2013. 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.

There's plenty of humor here as the subtitles cover all the causes of failures, from "sticky throttle valve" to "well, technically it did land. just not in one piece".

The video features some brilliantly captured footage of SpaceX rockets, with a Monty Python theme song running in the background, and some very witty captions to keep you entertained. "It's just a scratch".

SpaceX achieved its first successful rocket landing in December 2015, but the video initially skips that milestone, instead skipping to a series of incidents from 2016.

SpaceX rocket explosion
Not an explosion but a'rapid unscheduled disassembly event'SpaceX

Every type of failure you can imagine (and plenty that you can't) is on display here.

Musk promised the video at the end of August and delivered on Thursday. Instead, it's created a fantastic video supercut of all of its most epic crashes, explosions, and shortcomings.

Musk is the chief of SpaceX, which has been launching reusable rocket booster, and like all companies, SpaceX went through its share of growing pains.

One of the best ways to do that, the company figured, was to stop throwing away the first stages of its rockets.

Since its founding in 2002, SpaceX's goal has been to significantly lower the cost of space travel, making destinations such as Mars achievable.