While technically, this clip is described as a sped up video, I am going to let it fall under the timelapse category, because some achievements need to be celebrated.
This 30 seconds
sped up video timelapse was taken from a camera on top of the first stage booster as it descended back to earth and landed on a pad in the Atlantic Ocean – the SpaceX droneship OCISLY.
In the video, we see the first stage starting four gridded fins, then doing a flip and starting re-entry. We can also see some of the small air bursts shot for adjustments and the final landing burn.
This would be the third time that SpaceX landed a booster on a pad, bringing manned space flights closer than ever before. (though this mission was to deliver the THAICOM-8 satellite into high orbit.
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