NASA shared a nine-second video of the successful launch of the SpaceX Crew-2 capsule, which carried four astronauts to the International Space Station ( ISS ), and the Falcon 9 rocket can be seen rising in the air and spreading a column of light across the sky, and with With the disappearance of Crew-2 on the horizon, the landing gear of the first stage returning from the Falcon 9 was seen falling towards the SpaceX platform in the Atlantic Ocean, allowing it to be reused for future missions.
According to the British newspaper Daily Mail, the time-lapse video, which presses from 12 minutes to eight seconds, shows the bright launch plume starting from the far left, as the missile rises in a gentle atmosphere, causing a plume of lighting to spread.
SpaceX Crew-2 was launched Friday just before 11 a.m. GMT directly from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The capsule successfully docked at the International Space Station at an altitude of more than 260 miles over the Indian Ocean, just one day after launch.
The four astronauts aboard Crew-2 - Shane Kimbro and Megan MacArthur from the United States, Thomas Pesquet from France, and Akihiko Hoshid from Japan, will spend six months on the space station.
NASA shared the video for the launch on the Astronomical Image of the Day, a website provided by the Space Agency and Michigan Technological University.
NASA said, the sky before dawn seemed to be relatively calm for the first time over Indian Harbor Beach in Florida, USA, but then illuminated by launching a rocket just north, NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission blasted into space aboard the powerful Falcon 9 rocket.
With the Crew-2 capsule disappearing on the horizon, NASA added, the landing of the first stage returning from the Falcon 9 towards the SpaceX ship in the Atlantic Ocean can be seen.