After showing the string of failures, the video ends on a more upbeat note with the first successful landings the company's rockets made - on land in December 2015 and on a floating droneship in April 2016. And CEO Elon Musk shared previously unseen footage late Wednesday night that is a compilation of explosive videos of the rocket landings gone wrong.
Landing and reusing rocket boosters is key to Musk's plans of sending payloads - and eventually humans - to Mars. "Maybe Falcon realized it still loved us or finally read the instructions..."
SpaceX is now the only space company to build an arsenal of reusable first stage orbital rockets. "It's just a scratch". This spring, the company conducted the first-ever launch and flight of a reusable rocket.
Every type of failure you can imagine (and plenty that you can't) is on display here.
On Aug. 31, Musk announced on Twitter that he was "Putting together a SpaceX rocket-landing blooper reel". Instead, it's created a fantastic video supercut of all of its most epic crashes, explosions, and shortcomings. But since the hard work of the team resulted in success, Musk will surely be proud to share this journey (with a mix of humor) with fans.
In this failed attempt a landing leg collapsed during touchdown, causing the Falcon 9 booster to tip over and explode. In November, the company plans to launch its biggest usable rocket system, the Falcon Heavy, and then follow it up with carrying NASA astronauts in 2019. It is among the few private and government ventures that aim to carry cargo and people to the Red Planet and other places beyond Earth's atmosphere.