Musk pokes fun at early SpaceX rocket tests

Kingston Whig-Standard - - WORLD NEWS -

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX has put to­gether a bloop­ers video show­ing “How NOT to land an or­bital rocket booster.” Set to rous­ing mu­sic, the twominute video posted Thurs­day shows rock­ets ex­plod­ing at sea and over land. The open­ing blast, from 2013, is even syn­chro­nized to the mu­sic. SpaceX chief Elon Musk can af­ford to poke fun at his early, pi­o­neer­ing ef­forts at rocket re­cy­cling, now that his pri­vate com­pany has pulled off 16 suc­cess­ful booster land­ings. The most re­cent oc­curred last week in Florida. In one shot, Musk looks over the charred rocket re­mains scat­tered over the ground with the cap­tion: “It’s just a scratch.” Af­ter an­other huge fiery ex­plo­sion, this one on the com­pany’s barge, the cap­tion reads: “Well, tech­ni­cally, it did land ... just not in one piece.”

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