SpaceX releases Pythonesque video of rocket failures

Alicia Cross
September 15, 2017

It's uplifting, self-deprecating and just about the best way to spend a couple of minutes of your time.

SpaceX has gotten so good at safely landing its Falcon 9 rocket boosters we now expect successful touchdowns from the company. SpaceX rocket failures have happened thanks to faulty sensors, running out of fuel or oxygen too early, bad valves, no hydraulic fluid, and even the collapse of one of its landing legs.

Elon Musk himself posted this to Instagram and Twitter, as the SpaceX CEO continues to celebrate the failures that lead to eventual success.

At one point, as the rocket crashes down onto its pad, the video captions it as follows: "Well, technically it did land.just not in one piece". Then, if landing on land, it would flip around then light its engines again, to perform a "boost-back burn" sending the rocket back to Cape Canaveral, guided by Global Positioning System.

If you watch the reel, several self-deprecating jokes ("look, that's not an 'explosion, ' it's an unscheduled disassembly") accompany footage of smoking wrecks and explosions in the sky.

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A SpaceX unmanned Falcon rocket launches from Florida's Kennedy Space Center, Sept. 7, 2017. Said by Lysander to Hermia, the line goes: "The course of true love never did run smooth".

Musk promised the video at the end of August and delivered on Thursday. It's where the majority of the engines are found - in the case of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, there are nine engines in that first stage.

And the firm hasn't lost a first stage in an attempted landing since June 2016.

As of January 2017, SpaceX landing rocket missions are no longer considered "experimental".

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