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Video: SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch highlights

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — SpaceFlight Insider had more than 20 cameras pointed at SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday, Feb. 6 – and a number of those were video cameras placed at Launch Complex 39A. The following video package is made solely of video captured by SFI. 

Video courtesy of SpaceFlight Insider


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,, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

Reader Comments

Hmmm…why not use cameras with locked focus?

Hmmm…why not show us your video of the launch and landing? Why not thank them for the remaining 98% awesome video? Whiny nitpicker much? Sorry pal, but you’re being an ingrate and ignoring all the great work here, all so you can complain about the single issue you scraped up. Sad.

1) It’s difficult to do that from Central Europe. Please notice that the effect is much the same as being closer but way out od focus: you see very little where you should in fact see much more.

2) Cinematographers have always used manual or scripted focus. It’s the right thing to do when you don’t control the event or can’t replay a unique event (or when it costs a lot money) but you know exactly where and when it happens (which you do here – very accurately, actually). Honestly, I’m not even sure what your objection is here when I’m advocating fot the standard proven technique.

So you don’t have any video of the launch and landing but are nitpicking those who do? Did you pay for this video? (No, because it’s free)

The fact you miss my point shows you’re not only an ingrate but a moron too. You don’t say one word about how good like 99% of this video is. It’s in focus; no issues. Instead you bitch about the lone issue you could find. The video is 2:16 long. You ignore the over 2 minutes of good video to whine about like less than 10 seconds.

I’ve never tried to capture video of one of these things going off much less landing and don’t have a clue what’s involved in producing a video like this. I also don’t know what the situation was like on the ground, who shot the video or any of the other variables and neither do you.

I did a bit of research, this site produced articles-webcast-photo gallery and this video for FH. You’re response has been to act like a complete and total ass. Shut up. Nobody wants to hear you bitch about the tiny little problem you were able to dredge up all the while ignoring all the other work that had no issues whatsoever. If you’re so mentally unbalanced you can’t do anything but complain? Until such time as you can produce a similar or better video? You’re opinions are worthless.

I’m trying to find a problem worthy of all the complaining and can’t. This video is great!

Francesco Vezza

go go go

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