Elon Musk Releases Explosion-Filled 'Blooper Reel' of SpaceX Rocket Failures

Elon Musk Releases Explosion-Filled 'Blooper Reel' of SpaceX Rocket Failures

Elon Musk Releases Explosion-Filled 'Blooper Reel' of SpaceX Rocket Failures

But before Elon Musk's space startup learned to stick the landing, they had a handful of epic fails, complete with impressive explosions as the remaining fuel in the Falcon 9 booster ignites on impact.

The video, titled "How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster", is ironically set to John Sousa's uplifting military march Liberty Bell, a tune better known as the theme song to Monty Python's Flying Circus.

SpaceX has now made landing rockets seem somewhat routine, but it wasn't long ago that the company's attempts to bring back the first-stage booster often ended in fire.

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

The fact that the company can now release the video - revealing several clips of new footage - shows just how far the company has come.

Another failed landing is captioned: "Well, technically, it did land... just not in one piece". These landings were to be attempted over water, while the first attempt to land on solid ground succeeded on December 21st, 2015.

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A SpaceX unmanned Falcon rocket launches from Florida's Kennedy Space Center, Sept. 7, 2017.

"The course of true love never did run smooth", another incident is labeled.

Musk promised the video at the end of August and delivered on Thursday. The landing of flight 23 resulted in the first stable FULL landing at sea in April of 2016.

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SpaceX has been working on making their fairings - the cones that protect a rocket's payload - reusable, and that begins by successfully landing and recovering the used cones.

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