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Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) designs, manufactures and launches the world's most advanced rockets and spacecraft. Based in California, it was founded in 2002 by former PayPal entrepreneur Elon Musk with the aim of revolutionising space transportation. Its prototype rocket, Falcon 1, and the more powerful Falcon 9, were designed to be reusable, eventually taking humans into space and back again. SpaceX is a private company owned by management and employees, with minority investments from Founders Fund, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, and Valor Equity Partners.

A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket launches from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canavera. Photo: AP Photo/John Raoux

Elon Musk shares explosion-heavy SpaceX bloopers on Instagram

By Ryan Browne

Billionaire Elon Musk has shared a sequence of clips demonstrating “how not to land” a SpaceX rocket.

In an Instagram post Thursday, the SpaceX chief executive described the “sordid history” of orbital rocket Falcon 9.

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