Earlier this month, SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a platform out at sea. And while you may have watched it “live,” actually being there is a whole other experience. That’s why the company released a 360-degree video — available on both YouTube and Facebook — that lets fans witness this historic landing as if they were right there.
Whether viewed on your browser, phone, or even using your virtual reality headset, the 360-degree video gives you a front-row seat, as the camera is nicely positioned just feet away from where the rocket lands. You can hear the roar of the engines as it touches down on the platform.
The fourth time was the charm for the firm started by Elon Musk. In spite of coming close on earlier tries, the reusable rocket hadn’t been able to touch down on a moving platform in the ocean. It had been successful on land at Cape Canaveral, of course, but the water made things more complicated.