A GoPro Captures a SpaceX Rocket’s Plummet Back to Earth

A Falcon 9 rocket, designed by SpaceX, recently plummeted back to Earth with a GoPro along for the journey. The result is magnificent. Posted to the tune of Johan Strauss II’s iconic Blue Danube, the camera catalogues the two-stage-to-orbit rocket's every veer and twist, twice catching a full blast of sunlight. 

The Falcon 9 is the brainchild of billionaire Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal and founder of Tesla Motors. The SpaceX CEO has personally spearheaded efforts toward multi-planetary habitation. The private company, which has worked closely with NASA, has long-term plans to make its launch vehicle reusable in order to reduce costs and improve the efficiency of human space transportation.