SpaceX has announced it recorded beautiful footage of GoPro fall from space, tying a device to the Falcon 9 rocket’s metal fairing.
SpaceX regularly records it’s space missions and now it has released multiple videos which show in detail the decent of one of the Falcon 9 rockets.
The Falcon 9 rocket’s are designed to be reusable, one such rocket had a GoPro attached to it, and recorded footage as the rocket was returning to earth in a planned decent.
The Falcon 9 is a 2 stage rocket designed and manufactured by Spacex. It can deliver satellites cargo or the Dragon Spacecraft, which is the company’s free flying craft. The Dragon is used for transporting cargo or turists to the Earth’s orbit.
In 2012 the Dragon Became the first commercial spacecraft in the world, used to deliver cargo the ISS and safely bring back cargo as well.
SpaceX planes to organize and command , tourist flights to the Earth’s Orbit on a regular basis. It is planned that these trips will be carried out using rockets and stations that are completely reusable.
For the moment the Falcon 9 is designed as a 2 stage craft the first stage contains the payload, such as the dragon spacecraft.
In the middle SpaceX designed the interstage which is a new type of structure that allows separation and release.
The final part is composed of the engines and fuel, which are designed to decrease acceleration in the last stages of flight , saving fuel by compensating for the weight loss due to fuel consumption.
SpaceX is generally described as a pioneering company. It was founded by Elon Musk with the objective of reducing space travel costs and flying regular tourists into orbit. The final goal of the company is to send people to mars with the intent of colonization.
SpaceX is the only private aerospace manufacturer to send a spacecraft to resuply the ISS. by May 2015 the company had already sent 6 missions to the ISS orbiting Earth.
Soon it is expected that more private companies will join the quest for space. Airbus and Virgin Galactic already have crafts capable of at least sub-orbital spaceflights and the technology to put them there.
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