06:34 GMT06 April 2020
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    "Per aspera ad astra" would be a fitting description for a video posted by Space X on its YouTube channel, showing the long and challenging path of company’s Falcon 9, the first fully reusable orbit-class booster rocket.

    An approximately two-minute long video chronicles company’s failed land and sea re-entry attempts with the Falcon 9. The company has spent years attempting to develop a reusable space rocket. The previously unreleased footage details each of the failed attempts, including engine sensor failure, running out of liquid oxygen and damaged landing legs.

    Space X CEO Elon Musk also posted the video on his Instagram account.

    "[Falcon 9] eventually managed to land in one piece and stay that way… maybe Falcon realized it still loved us or finally read the instructions…," Musk wrote in the caption.

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