GoPro Camera Strapped to a Rocket Captures Magnificent Footage as it Falls Back to Earth

Jun 9, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

GoPro Camera Strapped to a Rocket Captures Magnificent Footage as it Falls Back to Earth

Jun 9, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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SpaceX is a privately owned company that aims to revolutionize space technology with its advanced rockets and spacecrafts.

Hoping to carry its first human astronauts in 2017 and eventually colonize Mars someday, the company is obviously performing a bunch of rocket and spacecraft launches and – and many of these activities are documented and shared on SpaceX’s YouTube channel.

This time, however, instead of sharing more footage of a rocket launch recorded from the ground, the company strapped a GoPro camera to one of its two-stage Falcon 9 rockets and uploaded out-of-this-world (literally) footage of Earth as the rocket falls back down.

In a most welcome contrast to the thousands of pointless and boring action cam videos uploaded daily, SpaceX has shared this stunning footage from space played in real-time.

Now’s the time to change the video settings to HD and full screen, kick back and watch what might just be the best video ever of an object falling:

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For those who are wondering, the music is Blue Danube by Johann Strauss II which was also used in “2001: A Space Odyssey”.

Should SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk fulfill his dream one day of colonizing Mars, humans will be able to capture their own Martian sunsets without having to use robots to do so.

[via Business Insider]

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4 responses to “GoPro Camera Strapped to a Rocket Captures Magnificent Footage as it Falls Back to Earth”

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    Anonymous

    Nasa was firts with similar movies.

  2. Aly Jz Avatar
    Aly Jz

    Muhammad Awais the power of gopro

  3. Derek Smallwood Avatar
    Derek Smallwood

    Stanley Kubrick would be proud.

  4. Rob C Avatar
    Rob C

    Weak.

    Go Pro in a U2:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdZLIf14Py8&list=PLWa6uO3ZUweC81itpbgLYRFMEt0NXNIR6&index=2

    There is also a few other great videos in that List, and more Lists on that Channel for far better Aerial Photography (in various Spectrums). Even SpaceX (or the ESA) has a lot of Videos more interesting than that one. Did I say it was boring.

    PS: Your other Articles are great, slow news day ?