ISS footage of Russian rocket launch puts Hollywood directors to shame
As humans, we get to experience a lot of cool sh*t vicariously thanks to the magic of television and Hollywood special effects. Wanna know what it looks like when a car falls off a cliff and explodes, f**ken watch a movie. Wanna know what it looks like when an alien burst out of someone’s chest, f**ken watch a movie. Wanna know what it looks like when a bloody spaceship launches into outer space, watch a bloody movie. Actually, scratch that. Watch this f**ken amateur-shot video instead.
Rightio, ya big f**kknuckles, how the bloody hell are ya? Ready to see something cool as f**k that you’ve never seen before? Good. Check out this video that ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst filmed from outer space.
Yeah, I know right. It’s a bit of an advantage if we’re fair, but let’s not pretend the bloke hasn’t had to work hard to get himself a position on the International Space Station.
Anyway, when a Russian Soyuz rocket leaving the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 16, 2018 left the earth and made its merry way into space, it was carrying a progress MS-10 spacecraft filled with two and a half tonnes-worth of cargo.
Gerst managed to film that sh*t from his lofty position and the results look spectacular. Apparently, he squeezed about fifteen minutes worth of footage into the minute and half video that’s been uploaded.
Anyway, there are a few super cool bits to pay attention to:
- At 7 seconds, the rocket booster separates
- At 19 seconds the core separates
- At 34 seconds, the core burns up on re-entry into the atmosphere
So there ya go. You can’t say Hollywood’s ever shown you that before.
Final thought: This is bloody great footage. Having said that though, imagine how bloody good it is to watch from up there on the ISS. F**ken thanks Alexander. You’re clearly a tops bloke.
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