Thursday, September 14, 2017

Here’s Elon Musk’s SpaceX blooper reel

“Technically it did land... but not in one piece.” Elon Musk has posted a long-awaited blooper reel of SpaceX’s failed orbital rocket booster which features plenty of explosions and fire. The tongue-in-cheek video is set to Sousa’s Liberty Bell (more popularly known as the Monty Python theme song) and shows a range of rockets falling over, crashing, and exploding throughout the past few years. One sequence shows a burnt out rocket with the caption, “it’s just a scratch.”

The video is captioned with reasons for each failed episode, which includes running out of hydraulic fluid, running out of liquid oxygen, a sticky throttle valve, and engine sensor failure among them. If you’re into explosions and space, it’s a really great video which...

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