SpaceX is currently the only space company to build an arsenal of reusable first stage orbital rockets. But, like every innovation in history, SpaceX’s first attempts weren’t exactly an outstanding success.
Now, the company has released a “blooper reel” of its many attempted landings that ended in spectacular style. While these explosions destroyed the first stage rocket — and since rocket landings were always considered a secondary mission — the overall missions these rockets flew were a success.
SpaceX told Business Insider, “Even though media have dubbed these attempts ‘failures’ — this is how we learned and mastered first stage recovery.”
Video courtesy: SpaceX
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.