Launch, Re Entry & Landing of a Rocket in a Single Exposure

SpaceX just shared a single exposure photograph of their Falcon 9 rocket taking off, leaving our atmosphere, reentry and landing.

That’s got to be a first.

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The unusual photograph can only be achieved by performing an even more unusual rocket stunt. SpaceX have been trying, both successfully and unsuccessfully to launch a rocket into Space and return it to Earth for re-use. Today, as part of their ORBCOMMS-2 mission they managed the impossible. Even more sweeter is the fact their previous attempt earlier this year ended in disaster.

Congratulations Elon Musk on the incredible feat, but special props must go to the photographic genius who managed to compose and set up an image in which there was only one shot.

UPDATE:

It seems a LOT of people have managed to capture the same event. Musk just Tweeted out the best so far though:

 


Via SpaceX

 

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