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Posted by Jack Crossfire | Aug 07, 2018 @ 04:17 AM | 7,780 Views
Amazing night views from a Falcon 9 (1 min 7 sec)

The lights of Fl*rida appear after stage separation. Then, we see lightning over the gulf of Mexico as the grid fins deploy, lit by the flickering light of the 2nd stage engine. Then, the sparks fly & the grid fins glow purple as we enter the hottest part of reentry.


It looks quite serene compared to block 3's barbeque, masking the growing spray of water in the octaweb. Can only imagine, after it hits the hottest part of reentry & the camera goes out, the water boilers are going full tilt, the grid fins are glowing, plasma is roasting the interstage & it's a pure hell.