Camera Strapped To Rocket Captures Wondrous Footage As It Falls Back To Earth

Jun 13, 2015 By Shannon Barbour
Have you ever seen "Gravity" starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney? Their in-orbit adventure kept viewers on the edge of their seats. While the film was a star-driven dramatic feature, not a documentary, the special effects were not entirely out of this world.

A GoPro camera affixed to a Falcon 9 captured startling images worthy of an Oscar nomination. The incredible footage also has a lot in common with the film "2001: A Space Odyssey" with "The Blue Danube" as the score. The high-powered spacecraft, created by Elon Musk's company Space X, is the first commercial rocket in NASA's International Space Station. Musk, a billionaire inventor, is in the process of developing spacesuits for future exploration to Mars.
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