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SpaceX Falcon stage-1 turnaround seen from mid-ocean airliner

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posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 03:20 PM
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Remarkable view from westbound Iberia airliner in mid-Atlantic of SpaceX vehicle heading for orbit while first stage has turned around and heading for sea platform! I've seen LOTS of videos of spectacular backlit launch plumes but never seen TWO.

Published on Mar 11, 2016
"SpaceX SES9 Launch, video by Iberia crew flying from Madrid to Habana. 3/5/2016 3:35Z. You can see the first stage returning to earth as a white point in the middle of the trail."



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posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: JimOberg

My word; it is beautiful!






posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 03:24 PM
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Awesome. Reaching for the stars.



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 05:42 PM
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a reply to: swanne

I'm sure I'm not the only who's thinking that looks like a giant space sperm

SpaceX have achieved a lot in such a short time I'm impressed with them



posted on Mar, 17 2016 @ 05:57 PM
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The launch plume with ziggy tail is pretty standard around the world, mostly promoted on UFO websites.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 09:55 AM
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originally posted by: Discotech
a reply to: swanne

I'm sure I'm not the only who's thinking that looks like a giant space sperm
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That kind of gives "Panspermia" a more literal definition. A giant space sperm looking to fertilize the Egg-Earth.



posted on Mar, 18 2016 @ 10:18 AM
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It's not a backlit launch, but last year I did capture some night footage of a first stage descent at high magnification (during another one of the unsuccessful off-shore attempts), enough to resolve the fireball of the thing coming down vertically.

That was just tracking by hand, so I apologize for the shaky cam footage. Future videos I do will all be automatically tracked by computer.
edit on 18-3-2016 by ngchunter because: (no reason given)



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