#SpaceX #Rocket – This SpaceX Nighttime Rocket Launch and Landing Video Is Simply Spectacular : An amazing new video from the private company SpaceX captures incredibly detailed views of fired-up rocket engines as they blast into space and drop back down to Earth for a landing.
The new video shows high-speed footage of some of SpaceX’s nighttime Falcon 9 rocket launches, and makes it possible for viewers to see details that are typically washed out in low-res footage.
For example, while the column of fire spewed by a rocket engine typically appears as a bright white blur, the high-res video shows some of the texture and structure inside that fiery pillar.
The shots in the video are taken from multiple vantage points, including a very close view of a Falcon 9 as it leaves the launch pad, and a wide view of the rocket’s first stage as it separates from the payload and heads back down to Earth for a landing. In a video description, SpaceX representatives said the footage includes shots from four of its rocket launches.
The missions that appear in the video (in order of appearance) are: the JCSAT-14 satellite launch from May 2016; the CRS-9 mission launch, stage separation, engine plume interaction and re-entry burn from July 2016; the Orbcomm landing burn from December 2015; and the July 2016 CRS-9 landing burn. (CRS-9 was a resupply mission SpaceX flew to the International Space Station for NASA, using the Falcon 9 and the company’s robotic Dragon cargo capsule.)