SpaceX launch spine-tingling 360-degree video of Falcon 9 landing (VIDEO)
The pet project of space development entrepreneur Elon Musk achieved a major milestone earlier this month when the reusable rocket arrived safely at its Atlantic droneship port.
The 1st stage of the Falcon 9 just landed on our Of Course I Still Love You droneship. Dragon in good orbit pic.twitter.com/SYyUCDZE3k— SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 8, 2016
Previous attempts at such a landing were an explosive failure.
The new 360 video offers a unique perspective on the project’s incredible droneship landing, as a small burning orb in the sky becomes the swiftly approaching Falcon 9.
The craft’s thrusters provide spine-tingling sounds as an appropriate ‘soundtrack’ to the rocket landing.
Given the Falcon 9 went through a series of botched landings during previous attempts, it’s unclear how many camera rigs Musk destroyed to capture the momentous occasion.