Seeing Earth thousands of miles away in a Hollywood movie is great, but even more amazing when it happens in real life. A new video and timelapse released by Elon Musk’s SpaceX did just that, and it’s pretty mind-boggling.
During the second leg of their Falcon 9 rocket mission on March 17, the team captured views of Earth that remind me of the original “blue marble” photograph taken by NASA in 1972. SpaceX shared the incredible scenery and a short video on Twitter, which you can watch below.
View from the second stage after the launch of SES-18 and SES-19 last week into geostationary transfer orbit pic.twitter.com/GbSbq6ob2m
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 20, 2023
SpaceX said its rocket is busy delivering two telecommunications satellites for the Luxembourg-based company SES, which will provide users with high-speed internet and other services.
However, during the mission, the Falcon 9 rocket turned its attention to the rock we call home, giving us a clear view of the blue waters, the cloud bands and all the chunks of land. It’s a short and cute clip, but a gripping one nonetheless.
Both NASA and SpaceX remain busy when it comes to spaceflight. NASA’s Artemis SLS rocket is busy doing their own thing, and they both have upcoming missions to land an astronaut on the moon. After seeing this, I can’t wait to see footage from these missions.
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