LAUNCH FOOTAGE IN 4K GLORY
Posted on: Wednesday 27 May 2015
Experiencing a live space launch is something that appears on many bucket lists - but getting to one is easier said than done. Now, thanks to SpaceX, you can now experience the thrill from home, and best of all...it's in epic 4K quality.
This two-minute montage provides an amazing perspective of the raw power and precision involved in each launch of the pioneering company's Falcon 9 rocket.
According to SpaceX, the Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit.
The spacecraft made history in 2012 when it delivered Dragon into the correct orbit for rendezvous with the International Space Station, making SpaceX the first commercial company ever to visit the station. Since then SpaceX has made a total of three flights to the space station, both delivering and returning cargo for NASA.
SpaceX is a privately-funded space exploration company founded with the goal of reducing the cost of spaceflight and bringing us closer to colonizing Mars.
Our advice: Make sure you toggle the video quality (click the Settings cog in the bottom right) to 2160p 4K for the full effect, and of course, watch in full screen.