SpaceX: "How NOT to land an orbital rocket"

SpaceX: "How NOT to land an orbital rocket"

(WAFF) - SpaceX can proudly boast it has the capability to successfully land rockets after launch, but like many great accomplishments, there was a series of failures along the way.

The company posted a video to its Facebook account Thursday titled: "How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster." Founder Elon Musk also posted a version of the video to his Twitter account.

The two-minute video shows the yearslong trial-and-error journey complete with plenty of explosions.

SpaceX said it its own Facebook post: "Well, technically it did land... just not in one piece."

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