Filmed rocket launches have become the norm here on Earth, but most cameras are situated at ground level, either shooting the takeoff from the launchpad or pointing at the sky to film the rocket’s performance mid-air. But if you’re itching for something a little different, then here’s a treat for you.
3D graphics designer Riccardo Rossi downloaded an entire library of high definition photographs captured by cameras on the International Space Station to create this jaw-dropping time-lapse video of the International Space Station resupply mission that launched on November 16th.
Here, we see the Soyuz rocket lifting off from its launch pad on Earth and soaring up and out of the planet’s atmosphere. Once free, the second stage does its business in low-Earth orbit, while the first stage falls back to Earth.
The details in the photographs are so clear that the footage is stunning. So we have to ask... why didn't NASA think of that?