On Saturday, European Space Agency (ESA) launched a rocket as a part of a Jupiter mission launch. But despite the excitement about the launch itself, there was someone else who totally stole the show. An adorable little sloth appeared on screen, stealing the show and putting smiles on the faces of anyone watching the broadcast.
On Tuesday, 6 August, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral. After the successful launch, Elon Musk tweeted a video that got even more social media attention than the launch itself. The video shows a SpaceX ship catching the rocket’s fairing as it falls from space, and it’s a perfect catch!
If you’ve ever seen a rocket engine in action, you probably noticed the bright flame that emerges from the back of it. In fact, that bright fire was probably just an overexposed blob. Nasa’s new High Dynamic Camera system – the HiDyRS-X uses HDR techniques to show that wonderful flame in all its glory. It does so using a special sensor with built in HDR abilities.
First here is the high speed movie of the rocket engine:
GoPros all over the world have captured incredible footage. From the tops of tallest mountains to the deepest depths of the sea, the little action cams have seen it all. But their adventures aren’t limited to life here on Earth, as we’ve seen before.
Today, GoPro gives us yet another look at the space-bound endeavors of their action cameras with an incredible video showing a rocket launch to space.
On November 6th 2015, US spaceflight corporation UP Aerospace attached GoPro cameras to a rocket as it ascended into the upper atmosphere and separated, making it the first-ever video captured from the outside of a multi-stage rocket as its separating.
UP Aerospace is a small, private company that specializes in affordable space flight and payload deliveries for larger corporations and organizations.
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.
Copenhagen Suborbitals is the kind of project we like. They are a non-profit, DIY-driven, Arduino-powered project “working towards launching a human being into space, and bringing him safely back to earth“. This is interesting because most projects I know of only care about the getting to space part, and leave the safety back bit.
One of the development phases involves building a rocket engine. It would be a simple task, it is not rocket science after all…
Wait, it is rocket science. This is why every step is tested again and again to insure it is working. On August 20th, the team did a static test for their HEAT2X Engine (one that does not try to lift a rocket into air) and luckily had a GoPro 3 camera strategically placed right under the engine. The footage show an inferno on earth in 240 FPS.