SpaceX releases rocket explosion blooper reel

Domingo, 17 Set, 2017

Set to Sousa's "Liberty Bell", better known as the Monty Python soundtrack, the self-deprecating video shows Musk surveying the wreckage of one crash, saying "it's just a scratch".

The two-minute clip shows a series of explosions which took place after the rockets crashed while landing.

In March of 2013, SpaceX first announced that they'd be equipping Falcon 9 first stages to land after takeoff.

Space X CEO Elon Musk also posted the video on his Instagram account.

He comments: 'Rocket is fine?

Landing and reusing rocket boosters is key to Musk's plans of sending payloads - and eventually humans - to Mars.

And boom goes the rocket booster. While another is captioned: "Well, technically, it did land ... just not in one piece".

They did suffer a number of "rapid unscheduled disassembly events", which to the rest of us is an explosion, and Elon made a decision to have a little fun with the footage.

In one video dated August 2014, the engine sensor on the Falcon 9 first-stage fails, and the rocket flips upside down before exploding.

In May 2016, the booster can be seen jumping about on its drone ship due to a radar glitch that damaged the landing legs. Previous attempts resulted in on-impact destruction of the craft's booster. Or in SpaceX's case, try, try - and try - and try - and keep trying again until you get it right.

While that's already an achievement worth celebrating, Musk has predicted that full reusability will be the key to making SpaceX rocket launches less costly.

'We messed up a lot before it finally worked, but there's some epic explosion footage'.