SpaceX Releases Blooper Video of Rocket Failures
The private American company SpaceX has been called a pioneer in the space industry.
SpaceX was the idea of businessman Elon Musk. He wanted to reduce the cost of space travel by reusing rockets over and over again.
At the time, this was a completely new idea. For years, booster rockets that lifted spacecraft into the skies returned to Earth and were discarded at sea.
At first, many scientists and people in the aerospace industry did not take Elon Musk and SpaceX seriously. There were many rocket failures in the company's early days of testing.
But many people became believers after SpaceX successfully recovered its rockets, turning Musk's dream into reality.
In recent years, SpaceX has increased the number of rockets it launches. These have included flights transporting supplies to the International Space Station, as well as many satellite launches.
To date, SpaceX has successfully landed 16 first-stage booster rockets to be reused in future rocket launches. The most recent landing took place earlier this month in Florida. Some rockets touched down on land, while others landed on a floating platform in the sea.
But before all the successes, there were also some big failures.
SpaceX recently put together a collection of some of those failures in the form of a blooper video. Musk announced the video on Twitter: "How NOT to land an orbital rocket."
In another recent post, he wrote "we messed up a lot before it finally worked." He also promised that viewers would see "some epic explosion" video.
The two-minute video is set to John Philip Sousa's famous march "The Liberty Bell." It shows rockets exploding at sea and over land, with short explanations and dates. The opening explosion, from 2013, is timed to the music.
Towards the end, the video shows SpaceX's first successful booster landing at Cape Canaveral Air Force station in 2015. The final shot is of the booster that touched down on an ocean platform in 2016.
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1.To date 到目前为止
To date there is no evidence to support this theory.
2.booster rockets 助推火箭
They would be built from shuttle booster rockets, fuel tanks and main engines, as well as moon rocket engines.
3.space travel 太空飞行
The young man has a bee in his head about space travel.
4.the space industry 航空工业
This new material is a spin-off from the space industry.
1.The final shot is of the booster that touched down on an ocean platform in 2016.
touch down 降落；着陆
The first large contingent of troops touches down on American soil today.
The plane should touch down at two o'clock.
2.He wanted to reduce the cost of space travel by reusing rockets over and over again.
over and over again 一再地；反复地
'I don't understand it,' he said, over and over again.
We had to do the scene over and over again, from different angles.
成立该公司是伊隆·马斯克（Elon Musk）提出的 。他希望，通过反复使用火箭降低太空飞行的成本 。
当时，这完全是一个新的尝试 。多年来，运载火箭返回地球后都会被丢弃到海里 。
起初，很多航天工业人士并没有认真考虑马斯克和他的太空探索技术公司 。该公司在早期的火箭测试中也经历过多次失败 。
到目前为止，太空探索技术公司已经发射了16枚成功着陆的一期火箭，以便用于未来的火箭发射 。最近的一次着陆于本月初在佛罗里达州完成 。其中一些火箭于地面着陆，还有一些在海上的浮式平台着陆 。
近日，该公司汇总了一些发射失败的录像集锦 。马斯克将其分享到推特并标注：《如何避免轨道火箭成功着陆》 。
他在近期发布的另一篇文章里提到，“我们搞砸过很多次，最后才获得成功 。”他还向网友们保证，视频中有“史诗级的爆炸” 。
该视频约两分钟，配乐为约翰·菲力浦·苏萨（John Philip Sousa）的《美国自由之钟》 。视频中出现多个火箭在海上和陆地上空爆炸的画面，每一段都标注出故障的原因和日期 。视频开场的爆炸案例是在2013年，与背景音乐的旋律十分契合 。
视频结尾展示的是2015年SpaceX首个助推火箭成功在卡纳维拉尔角空军基地着陆 。最后一幕是2016年该助推火箭成功在海洋某浮式平台着陆 。