Mit seiner Firma SpaceX schreibt Tesla Chef Elon Musk schon jetzt Geschichte. Die Firma startete 2017 die meisten Raketen (18) in den USA, nur eine weniger als Russland und genauso viele wie China. Eine ziemlich beeindruckende Bilanz.

Fotograf Jesse Watson hat am 23. Dezember den Start einer SpaceX Falcon 9 in Arizona dokumentiert und aus seinen Bildern einen wahnsinnig beeindruckenden Timelapse gebaut.

I’ve been following the SpaceX launches online for some time now and have been in awe of the footage I’ve seen. I found out about this specific launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base a few days prior to the event. I wanted to capture this amazing spectacle in a fashion that I haven’t seen previously, as most of what I have seen is cell phones video or news reels.

This particular launch was close to my hometown in Yuma, Arizona, roughly 400 miles away but perfectly viewable for people in Arizona. I’ve one previous rocket launch years ago from White Sands Missile range in the morning time at sunrise and knew with the correct lighting from sunset that this launch had the opportunity to pop in a dramatic fashion.

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