SpaceX’s first high-altitude launch of its Starship spacecraft was a severe spectacle.
The 165-foot stainless-steel car effortlessly launched itself into the air, carried out a “stomach flop” maneuver throughout its descent, and even managed to proper itself earlier than landing. However a harder-than-expected touchdown noticed the prototype erupt in a massive fireball.
And because it seems, the occasions completely align with narration from a clip of a base-jumping barnacle goose taken from the BBC‘s iconic “Planet Earth” docuseries, narrated by the one and solely David Attenborough.
A clip uploaded to Twitter by Twitter person Kazioo demonstrates how Attenborough’s dulcet tones — and a riveting orchestral rating — add a ton of gravitas to footage of the launch, recasting the engineering feat as a surprise of nature.
“That is nearly as good a descent because it’s potential to make,” Attenborough says within the clip.
And now I need David Attenborough to relate SpaceX launches! 🤣
(sound on) pic.twitter.com/JCdYSULvqd
— Kazioo (@KaziooFX) December 17, 2020
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Notably memorable was the inclusion of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who could be seen gazing upon what’s left of the prototype in the direction of the top of the video. “Its mother and father are there to fulfill it,” Attenborough described.
“A bit of dazed maybe, however multi function piece,” he provides. Not fairly.
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