Falcon 9 Hover Filmed by Drone

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April 21, 2014
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Last week, the Falcon 9 first stage rocket blasted off into a controlled hover 820 feet from the ground, then descended back to the launchpad for a very soft landing.

The Falcon 9 hover took place in Texas and was shot by some type of hexacopter. If I had to guess, I’d say they were using a DJI S800 EVO (not a GoPro).

If you didn’t already know, the Falcon 9 was designed and manufactured by SpaceX, a company owned by Elon Musk.

Just a few days ago, the Falcon 9 was also used for the forth Dragon flight to the ISS. after carrying the Dragon up to space, the Falcon 9 also attempted to softly land in the pacific ocean as a reusability experiment. The boats haven’t recovered the first stage rocket yet, but from the flight data it appears that the landing was successful.

 

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