SEP 14, 2017 10:44 AM PDT

SpaceX Compilation Footage Showcases Several Rocket Explosions

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard


SpaceX launches and lands Falcon 9 rockets seemingly left and right these days, but the commercial space company wasn't always as successful as it is today. It took learning from countless failures before the company perfected their reusable rocket system.

Sure, a Falcon 9 rocket might blow up occasionally from anomalous circumstances, but as the history shows, SpaceX doesn't see anywhere near as many rocket failures today as they did when they first started the practice of landing Falcon 9 rockets a couple of years ago.

SpaceX shared this video on YouTube this week showcasing all the Falcon 9 failures that helped pave the way for today's success story. It's crazy to think that reusable rocket technology, which was once believed to be science fiction, is now becoming a reality.

SpaceX continues to send unmanned Falcon 9 rockets into space today as they continue proving their reliability to the world, but next year, that will all change. NASA will send astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. soil using the same rockets you saw in this video.

You've come a long way, SpaceX. You've shown that the sky *isn't* the limit. Keep it up!

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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