This 4K SpaceX Launch Footage Will Make You Wish You Could Reach The Stars

Aug 22, 2015 By John-Michael Bond
SpaceX was founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk in 2002 with the goal of using private industry to further mankind’s quest to explore space. In the 13 years since they have developed the first privately funded company to launch a liquid-propellant rocket that reached orbit, sent a private spacecraft to the International Space Station, and sent a satellite into geosynchronous orbit. In an era where mankind’s pursuits are noticeably Earthbound, they drive us towards the stars.

Thankfully you don’t have to wonder what their rockets look like as they hurtle towards the heavens, thanks to this gorgeous 4K footage of SpaceX’s launches. These incredible shots give you a sense of the pure power required to start one these fantastic machines. Fire erupts, plumes of smoke explode outward, and these modern marvels fly into the sky. If you ever wondered how exactly humankind can reach the stars, this video is a great start.
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