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SpaceX takes failure to stratospheric levels

September 14, 2017.

Falcon 9 prelaunch test.

Falcon 9 prelaunch test, 2016, 1st September. © SpaceX.

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s other company, has been working on its Falcon 9 rocket to make it reusable, one iteration at a time. The path to success was paved with spectacular failures, as shown in this cringe-worthy video showing the company's fiery lessons learned. Kudos to Musk for allowing failure – and not just learning from it, but laughing about it.

Ars Technica, “SpaceX proves it’s not afraid to fail by releasing a landing blooper reel.”