SpaceX releases 360-degree view of CRS-8 landing
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — SpaceX wants to place you where no one has been before – on the deck of the Of Course I Still Love You Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) positioned out in the Atlantic Ocean. The video, posted on YouTube Friday, April 29, allows viewers to look up in sky on the deck of the ASDS as the first stage comes in for its historic rendezvous – a dangerous but envious position to watch history being made.
Lasting some 38 seconds, the video comes three weeks after the Hawthorne, California-based company became the first aerospace firm in history to demonstrate the ability to conduct a propulsive landing of a rocket’s first stage on a ship at sea. The company has already demonstrated that capability for a ground landing during the Dec. 22, 2015, Orbcomm OG2 mission.
Video courtesy of SpaceX
Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology, Space.com, The Mars Society and Universe Today.