Timelapse showing Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage on descent

May 28, 2016

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Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

Timelapse showing Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage on descent

May 28, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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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.

[via theverge]

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One response to “Timelapse showing Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage on descent”

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    Arthur_P_Dent

    And what does this have to do with DIY photography?