RockBolt A guy found a chunk of a Falcon 9 rocket fairing on the beach on the Bahamas with a GoPro stuck to it and mailed it back to SpaceX
(the article says its from the crashed landing attempt but its a fairing from one of their satellite launches)
Gmork Wanted the entire experience. How did it survive re-entry? Did it get far enough outside for re-entry to even occur?
infinite zest Yeah.. ever since I was a kid I wanted to see POV videos of things falling from high places, like out of an airplane, etc.. and I guess my solution would've been taking a camcorder and making it so it would face down with enough protection that it wouldn't break when it hit the ground.. 12 year old physics/logic. Now that I can actually see it though it's not as cool as it was in my head.
RockBolt They haven't given many details about this yet, but the fairing generally comes off at about 3 - 4 minutes after liftoff, really as soon as possible that they are out of the dense atmosphere, so its not quite at orbital altitude or velocity yet.
Nominal What's with all the lens flare? Did JJ Abrams direct this?
dairyqueenlatifah Yeah man you can totally tell this is cgi look at all those out of place pixels and all that aliasing all over the satellite and the sun is just a lens flare. I bet if you think this is real you think the moon landing really happened too.