Nothing can describe a SpaceX launch or landing better than a video. So we've picked out our favorite SpaceX videos for you to watch. Enjoy!  


 Starman to Mars Starman to Mars

On Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 3:45 PM ET, Starman in his red Roadster was succesfully launched from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, inside the Falcon Heavy from SpaceX. This rocket is the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two, being able to lift  nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb) into orbit. To give you an idea of how much weight that is: it's heavier than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage and fuel. 

The first stage of the Falcon Heavy consists three Falcon 9 nine-engine cores, each having 27 Merlin engines. All these engines combined, generate over 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff. This approximately equals eighteen 747 aircrafts. Only the Saturn V, last flown in 1973, was more powerful than the Falcon Heavy.

Check out this amazing Tribute to the Falcon Heavy, launching Starman to Mars, made by SpaceX: 


How not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster

Elon Musk made an awesome compilation of bloopers, naming it  "How NOT to land an orbital rocket booster."

With John Philip Sousa's  "The Liberty Bell," this two- minute video shows a spectacular line up of rockets exploding over sea and over land. 

Now that SpaceX has succesfully landed dozens of boosters and even managed to simultaneously land the Falcon Heavy boosters, Elon Musk can afford to poke fun at his early, pioneering efforts at rocket recycling.

"We messed up a lot before it finally worked, but there's some epic explosion footage," Musk said on Twitter. Another applicable quote by Musk is  "Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough."

In one video shot, Musk looks over a rocket's charred remains with the caption: "It's just a scratch." After another huge fiery explosion, this one on the company's barge, the caption reads: "Well, technically, it did land ... just not in one piece."

But enough talk about this video. Just check it yourself! 


Landing aerial footage of the CRS-11 mission

On June 3, 2017, SpaceX’s succesfully launched the dragon to resupply the International Space Station, by using its famous Falcon 9 rocket. This was a special mission, as it was the first reflight of a Dragon, as this Dragon was previously used for the CRS-4 mission, back in September 2014. Besides that, the launch was also quite special as it was the 100th launch from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

Following stage separation, the Falcon 9 booster successfully landed at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Check it out below!


Starship: Earth to Earth

The Starship and Super Heavy Rocket from SpaceX form a 100% reusable transporation system to ship people from Earth to Mars and back, but also to provide very fast long distance traveling on Earth.

Besides that, SpaceX also plans to use the Starship and Super Heavy rocket for transport to the Moon. In 2023, the Japanese Entrepreneur, Yusaku Maezawa will produce a revolutionary art project, called #dearmoon, by having himself and selected artists launched around the moon in SpaceX's Starship.
Together they will head for the Moon 238,900 miles away.

This Starship and Super Heavy Rocket combo will eventually replace the Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Dragon. By haing a single system that can service all necessary aerospace markets, SpaceX can use its resources from the Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and Dragon for its Starship, which will make everything more affordable.

Check out the video below to see how the Earth to Earth transport will work!