If you plan to rocket this summer (and I suggest you do), remember to bring enough snacks, a book, and flame retardant clothing.
NASA photographer Bill Ingalls has complained this week of the loss of his remote camera, which has melted in a fire unleashed by the SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle.
"Well, a remote camera outside the pad perimeter [at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California] was a little toast (y)," joked Ingalls
One of six gunners recording the launch of NASA's twin satellites GRACE-FO, According to Space.com, the Canon DSLR was reported to be about a quarter of a mile from the Space Launch Complex 4E.
I had a lot of other cameras that were much closer to the pad, and that's for sure, "said Ingalls, clarifying the setup of the equipment." This was the result of a small bushfire that is not unknown in launches and of [firemen] but after my camera was baked. "
This is the first time the veteran photographer has lost a camera to launch in 29 years, usually fearing rubble-flying rocks that damage or destroy equipment
The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE-FO Follow-On) mission continues the Agency's legacy of tracking Earth's water movement across the planet
Two GRACE-FFO satellites were launched on Tuesday Thrown Space and launched into orbit with five Iridium NEXT communications satellites aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which Ingalls took off in a stunning shot while taking off could catch.
Shortly thereafter, the camera was shrouded in flames, as shown in a final picture (which, in my opinion, is just as impressive is like the others).
Since Ingalls shared the devastating news on Tuesday, his Facebook post received more than 1.5 thousand responses (76 cruel people responded with a smiling face ), nearly 1.50 shares and 270-plus comments – some offer condolences for his loss.
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