Elon Musk's SpaceX Blooper Reel: 'It's Just a Scratch'

Watch the many explosions that led to SpaceX's successful rocket landings

It's uplifting, self-deprecating and just about the best way to spend a couple of minutes of your time. The SpaceX blooper video includes captions for each of the failed attempts.

Not one to rest on his laurels, founder and CEO Elon Musk didn't even finish his celebratory tweet before announcing SpaceX's next big goal.

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

At one point, as the rocket crashes down onto its pad, the video captions it as follows: "Well, technically it did land.just not in one piece".

And a sticky throttle valve thwarted a rocket-landing attempt in April 2015.

SpaceX has perfected the process involving the launch of Falcon 9 rockets, putting satellites in orbit, and recovering the booster, the most important and expensive part.

In March 2016, a landing engine burn failed, and the booster hit the platform too quickly, exploding.

"The course of true love never did run smooth", another incident is labeled. Since the first successful landing of one of these craft - through the August 14, 2017 launch, the company has successfully completed all landings where attempted (100% success rate). But as SpaceX's video shows, it was a hard and painful path.

While the video highlights the unsuccessful attempts, that's not to say that SpaceX hasn't made any successful landings.

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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