A GoPro camera connected to the fairing of a space shuttle as it fell back to Earth recorded some spectacular views of our little planet, the sun, and space. The video is now going viral on YouTube.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, reports of spectacular views of space, considered to be the last frontier to be explored, have been met with both amazement and questioning. The One World Observatory on top of the One World Building in New York City recently opened up to the public. Guests who have visited describe the views as “spectacular” and the experience “very emotional.”
The video was created and uploaded by SpaceX on their official YouTube channel on June 5. According to the limited description provided, a GoPro – cameras which are known to be utilized to socially share life, usually of a sports or discovery background – was attached to the fairing of the Falcon 9. During its re-entrance to Earth, the GoPro recorded a spectacular view of Earth, the sun, and space. Johan Strauss II’s The Blue Danube Waltz was added for dramatic effect, which is similar to certain scenes in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
As of the publication of this article, SpaceX’s video titled Falling Back to Earth | HD Footage From Space is the fourth most-watched video proven by the #PopularOnYouTube list. The video has a little under $1.2 million views, over 9,000 likes, and just a little over 7oo dislikes. Guess some people didn’t like the ballet music.
What do you think of the beautiful views of space taken from the fairing of the Falcon 9 with a GoPro? Did you find the video beautiful, entertaining, boring?
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