For every groundbreaking scientific achievement, there are countless failures. Usually, only those working on the project see all of the shortfalls, but thanks to Elon Musk we can see just how much goes into developing reusable rocket boosters. Some of the crashes and explosions in the video below are as spectacular as they are expensive.
You don't get really get truly great at something until you've relentlessly tried, failed, learned, and adapted. SpaceX did just that and according to USA Today, was able to successfully deliver thousands of pounds of supplies to the International Space Station just last month.
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Long road to reusabity of Falcon 9 primary boost stage…When upper stage & fairing also reusable, costs will drop by a factor >100. pic.twitter.com/WyTAQ3T9EP— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 14, 2017