Ultra-Slow Motion Footage Of SpaceX Rocket Launches Captured From Cameras On Launchpads

June 25, 2019

This is 'Night Into Day', a short film by photographers Ryan Chylinski and MaryLiz Bender starring ultra-slow motion footage of SpaceX rocket launches, captured from the actual launchpads using autonomous cameras. Some of the shots captured really are breathtaking, plus the soundtrack starts to get exceptionally good after 3:00, when the chanting starts. Kinda reminds me of Pure Moods. Remember that CD? I listened to it so many times the CD player in my car stopped working. "No, you crashed the car into a creek trying to jump it." Purely coincidental.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Adam L, for reminding me of Space Bat, like there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of him.

  • DThor

    I'm a huge fan of Philip Glass, the soundtrack and Koyaanisqatsi(which at the time of release was like nothing else out there you punk kids!), but this is a bizarre idea, combining the music from a film telling us about a life out of balance with nature and this music in particular being played over an exploding rocket launch with the coolness of a SpaceX launch. Completely missing the point.
    For now I'm hitting mute but be warned, I shall be coming back with a lecture on social strata in Breakfast Club as it relates to Trump's election...

  • Bling Nye

    Hot damn, tell me more.

  • Bling Nye

    I imagine some religious nutbag or probably anyone from 200+ years ago would see this and claim humans have harnessed the fiery pits of hell to propel themselves into the heavens on a chariot of demon fire, in service of Satan and his tricks as he uses them to get back into heaven to lay waste to the pearly gates.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I think like, 30% of the US right now would agree with that statement.

  • Bling Nye

    Ugh. Fuck that side of the bell curve.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Indeed I will... They're the only ones who aren't smart enough not to date me.

  • Bling Nye

    Let your heart be your guide.

  • kodama

    Sure, it's not like a significant number of history's greatest scientists have been "religious nutbags" or anything.

  • Bling Nye

    Except a "religious nutbag" isn't going to be relying on empirical data or scientific study, but will instead be making claims based on "faith" and "word of god"... I don't recall any of "history's greatest scientists" making claims based on "faith" or "word of god" ...

    To which of the "history's greatest scientists" do you refer?

    Maybe you're confusing "religious nutbag" with someone holding an unpopular-at-the-time opinion, i.e., a "general nutbag"...?

    Science certainly isn't a religion.

  • kodama

    Huh, disqus just now notified me of this reply.

    Except a "religious nutbag" isn't going to be relying on empirical data or scientific study, but will instead be making claims based on "faith" and "word of god"... I don't recall any of "history's greatest scientists" making claims based on "faith" or "word of god" ...

    Depends on what you mean by "religious nutbag," which I'm assuming is "anyone with religious beliefs."

    Anyway, there's not a conflict between "having religious beliefs" and "objectively observing the physical universe." We live in the same physical universe, and believe the same scientific explanations about how things work in that universe under normal circumstances. We just don't believe that's the whole picture.

    To which of the "history's greatest scientists" do you refer?

    Here's a list of some of the Christians. See also the See Also section for some other religions.

    Maybe you're confusing "religious nutbag" with someone holding an unpopular-at-the-time opinion, i.e., a "general nutbag"...?

    Not really sure what you're saying here.

    Science certainly isn't a religion.

    Well, it's not supposed to be, anyway. There are certainly plenty of people who treat it like one, with no more scrutiny or reasoning applied than one might expect of a "religious nutjob."

    Anyway, all this aside, I'm just a bit tired of people taking potshots at religion. I come here to see cool nerdy stuff and hear GW make dick jokes, and it sure would be great if everyone could just chill out and get along.

  • Bling Nye

    Ok, sure, I'll try and clarify my stance. I don't have any problem with spirituality and an individual's choice of religion, but I do have a hard time with organized religion that takes advantage of people's unquestioning faith. It fascinates me there's hundreds of sects within a single religion that all claim to be the 'one true faith' and all the others are paths to hell. They can't all be right.

    I consider a "religious nutbag" to be more on the extreme end of things, up to and including zealotry. I don't begrudge people their beliefs, I just don't want them pushed on me or anyone else, or to have things done to me or anyone else in the name of someone else's religion.

    I seem to have offended you and I do sincerely apologize. I'm personally not religious; I do consider myself spiritual and have a great interest in world religions and mythologies.

    I do think there's "something else" out there above/beyond us in some form or another, but I also think all the large organized religions are simply human institutions that have become corrupted with human failure--so much of the evil in the world has been perpetrated by those claiming a religious "right" to do so. But I digress.

    I'm aware that scientists in the past were also religious or identified with different sects of various religions. What I was getting at though is that their scientific studies weren't part of that religion.

    Personally, I don't think science and religion have to be mutually exclusive. They're not the same thing at all, don't get me wrong, but they can co-exist (as evidenced by the scientists you pointed to).

    I do think if you have an open mind and recognize there's so much we don't know and possibly can never know (this is where I have issues with religions that claim to have these "answers"...) it could be easy to reconcile a "higher power" using things ("divine powers") like gravity, combustion reactions, quantum mechanics, etc., that we're relatively only just discovering and beginning to harness via science. One day, we may be "gods" (excuse the possible blaspheme, I'm just saying a human from 10,000 years ago would think technology today is very 'godlike'... and there's that movie, The Gods Must Be Crazy, for an additional example).

    Like Arthur C. Clarke said, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Magic in this case, could be considered the "higher power's power".

    Anyway, sorry I offended you. Not sure if all that rambling above clarified anything or makes any difference whatsoever, but hey. I'll try to keep the religion pot shots to a minimum in the future.

    Cheers

  • The_Wretched

    Umm, you had me at thrusty.

  • SmokeThatSkinWagon

    I'm sure Google would reveal a few of these people are still kicking around today.

  • Bling Nye

    Imagine a world in which religion wasn't taught until after you're old enough to think for yourself. That religion was something you could opt into after studying, learning, and introspection into a decision that felt right for you, instead of being something you're indoctrinated into without choice.

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