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Video: Ares 1-X, All the Way to Splashdown

Check out how good the camera technology has gotten for tracking a rocket booster all the way to 150,000 feet and back to the ocean. This high-definition video was taken during NASA's Ares 1-X launch on October 28, 2009, with a gyro-stabilized camera on board a Cessna Skymaster purring along at 12,...

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Check out how good the camera technology has gotten for tracking a rocket booster all the way to 150,000 feet and back to the ocean. This high-definition video was taken during NASA's Ares 1-X launch on October 28, 2009, with a gyro-stabilized camera on board a Cessna Skymaster purring along at 12,000 feet above the Atlantic near the splashdown area. Rather watch the un-narrated version? Click here for the same video, which features a moment at the 3:50 mark where the booster's tumble produces a cool shockwave. For some reason, that was cropped from the narrated version.

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