SpaceX is a private space transportation company, and CEO Elon Musk has big plans: space tourism. Payload delivery. Transportation to Mars with the goal of colonization. Of course, Musk and Co. have to work out a few kinks with its Falcon 9 rocket first. In this video, below, we see just how many growing pains SpaceX actually has.
SpaceX released a video “How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster,” that’s both hilariously awful and awe-inspiring. Again and again, SpaceX rockets explode—or as the video calls it, “a rapid unscheduled disassembly.” Fear not. It has a happy ending.
Amusingly, it’s set to the tune of John Philip Sousa’s “The Liberty Bell,” best known to geeks as the theme music for Monty Python’s Flying Circus. (The only music potentially better? Yakety-Sax.)
On August 14, 2017, SpaceX successfully resupplied the International Space Station not only with its Falcon 9 rocket but also with its Dragon capsule. Although Dragon has ferried a five-ton payload—75 percent of which was dedicated to science experiments—to the ISS, SpaceX foresees a time when Dragon can whisk humans to infinity and beyond. Wait, I mean space.
Check it out:
(Via The Verge)