We all might have come across the famous quote- ‘Failure is the pillar of Success. While every could only visualize the success but have no idea about the failures that came across on the path to success. But SpaceX has got something different and interesting which will give you a great experience of visualizing the failures which have led to the ultimate success of this space company.
Space Exploration Technology Corporation or SpaceX is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company founded by 2002 by Elon Musk with the vision of reducing space transportation cost by resending the already used rockets.
Within these years, SpaceX has been able to become a pioneer in the space industry, and all credit goes to Elon Musk’s revolutionary vision and ambition of making cost-effective space trips. Earlier the booster rockets that were used to lift the spacecraft up into the sky came back to Earth and were destroyed inside the sea.
But what Elon Musk did was actually quite astonishing. He was able to recover the used rockets and used to for further propulsion. Initially, Scientists doubted the success of this visionary and unique idea and the aerospace industry did not take SpaceX seriously. But after many failures, Elon Musk’s SpaceX was able to successfully recover its rockets that it sent to space along with the spacecraft. SpaceX has been dedicatedly trying to reduce the cost of space travel by making boosters reusable, starting with their Falcon 9 primary boosters and now it has increased its capacity of rocket launches which includes flights transporting supplies to the International Space Station and also many satellite launches.
Till now, SpaceX has successfully landed back 16 first-stage booster rockets which could be reused for further rocket propulsion. And SpaceX has recently uploaded a collection of some failed rocked propulsions that happened before as well as in-between these 16 successful rocket landings. Musk took to Twitter and announced the video with the tweet, ‘How NOT to land an orbital rocket. In another tweet, he informed about how they messed up many things before finally getting success.
The blooper video is quite interesting as well as hilarious at the same time. The two-minute video is set to John Philip Sousa’s famous march “The Liberty Bell.” In the video, you can see rockets exploding at sea and over land, with short explanations and dates. The first explosion, from 2013, is set to the music.
SpaceX’s uploaded its first successful booster landing at Cape Canaveral Air Force station in 2015 at the end of the video. The final shot is of the rocket booster that touched down on an ocean platform in 2016.