Yet another surreal launch test video from SpaceX, but with a twist: it was filmed by a civilian-grade drone.
SpaceX’s rocket carried no passenger here, which makes this a strange and special event. Depending on how you look at it, it’s: the future of spaceflight meeting the future of American robotics; the downfall of the American space program meeting the downfall of American privacy; the military industrial complex coopting the spirit of the American hobbyist; or just a cool thing taking a cool video of a bigger cool thing.
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