Too true. The RTLS landings are all incredible. Still this was awesomely close-up shot for an ASDS.One of the best landing on the sea/drone ship videos.
RTLS landings have all had incredible videos almost every time from multiple angles, from the F9 stage 1 and also as birds eye view.
Well at least you're being honest. I'm sure at some point everyone has experienced similar negative thoughts, especially with the early F9 landing attempts. Maybe you're just thinking ahead to next month's spectacular IFA? We're all hoping for CAVU conditions for that one.Is it wrong for me to have thought to myself, as this most flight-proven Falcon 9 ever (3 flights and one tenth of a 4th at that point) was going up through the clouds: “Please don’t blow up in the clouds! We need video if it goes south...”
Is it wrong for me to have thought to myself, as this most flight-proven Falcon 9 ever (3 flights and one tenth of a 4th at that point) was going up through the clouds: “Please don’t blow up in the clouds! We need video if it goes south...”
I believe that brief shot was from a camera inside the LOX tank. Pretty cool, we’ve seen that view before on several F9 missions.OK I’m clueless what’s being released. Since they held the camera on that scene for a few seconds I was hoping there would have been some commentary.
No, it is genuinely impressive. It’s not as easy as SpaceX makes it appear.The thing that went into my list of amazing capabilities, after listening to some of the Everyday Astronaut and other stuff about how rocket engines actually work, is that SpaceX can turn their engine on and back off in 1 second (give or take). Maybe it's my own ignorance and in fact engines that turn off and on in a second are more the norm than not; but that struck me as being impressive.
I experience the same stress during every launch, but my stress level is decreasing compared to a few years ago.I watched the CRS-7 launch live. It took my breath away when it slowly RUDed. So I have fears every time I watch a launch. I'm usually exercising in some way to keep my stress under control. I was doing jumping jacks during the entire ascent of the first Falcon Heavy and yelling "go-baby-go!" My stress is a lot lower on standard F9 launches these days though. SpaceX has lulled me into complacency on any normal launch. I was a little more stressed on this one since there were so many important factors involved with this particular one.
It was really cool.I believe that brief shot was from a camera inside the LOX tank. Pretty cool, we’ve seen that view before on several F9 missions.