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- Aug 28, 2014
Hello nerds. This is really cool. Falcon 9 fairing half re-entry. Took me a second to get my bearings. Camera is mounted in the nose looking down the length of the fairing as it falls "backwards" through the atmosphere. Very clear view of the plasma. While the fairings do make it to space they don't make it to orbit so they aren't coming in at what we think of as re-entry speed. They are just really large and very light (carbon fiber and aluminum). They can't get that hot because C and Al melt at low temps.