A GoPro's Oddly Soothing Fall From Orbit

By Maddie Stone on at

Blasting out of Earth’s gravity well and into orbit seems like it’d be anything but a calming experience. The first few minutes of the descent back home, however, are undeniably soothing.

The footage below was captured by a GoPro situated inside one of Space X’s recent Falcon 9 rocket launches. Sure, things will get a bit wilder for this lil’ camera as the descent continues and the gravity picks up (for example). But for now, sit back and enjoy those first slow, sweeping views of our planet. Pure serenity.