Ride Along With a SpaceX Rocket Back to Earth

(Slate::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

On Friday (May 27, 2016) SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with the THAICOM 8 satellite into orbit.

It was also the fifth time in a row they attempted to land the first stage booster back on Earth, and as hoped the booster successfully touched down on the floating drone ship Of Course I Still Love You about nine minutes after launch.

SpaceX released a time-lapse footage from the booster itself, with the camera pointed down, as the rocket comes all the way back from space and lands in the Atlantic! …

bad_astronomy 2016/05/29 footage

Thaicom 8 on Falcon 9 rocket launch 2016-05-27


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