Watch: SpaceX's Hilarious Uptown Funk Parody 'Launch It Up'

Friday, 17 April 2015 - 12:30PM
SpaceX
Friday, 17 April 2015 - 12:30PM
Watch: SpaceX's Hilarious Uptown Funk Parody 'Launch It Up'
The internet is full of Uptown Funk parodies, but SpaceX's might just be the best one. It might have even replaced NASA's All About That Space as our favorite science parody music video.

LAUNCH AND LAND AND RE-LAUNCH:



There's so much going on here. First, there's the Elon Musk worship, and the acknowledgment that he's pretty much the real-life Iron Man (Elon Musk gonna give it to ya!). There's also a surprising amount of shade thrown, at Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and an easy shot at the unrealistic and greedy Mars One.

But there are also references to their advancements towards re-usable rockets, as well as some light-hearted self-deprecation about their most recent near-miss. Earlier this week, SpaceX tried to land a Falcon 9 rocket on a barge, and it was a close call, but ultimately a failure. Watch the footage of the attempted landing below:


But, as you can see in the parody video, SpaceX has not lost hope. On the contrary, there was less than a 50% chance that the landing was going to work this time, so they're taking it in stride and viewing it as a trial-and-error process on the way to successfully utilizing re-usable rockets and making space travel easier and cheaper.


Via The Mary Sue.
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