SpaceX Dragon and Falcon 9 Rocket Photobomb Each Other’s Selfies in Space

It’s official: SpaceX’s rockets and spaceships have held a selfie bug in a final frontier.


When SpaceX launched a Dragon load ship to a International Space Station this month, a upholder popped adult in a “selfie” taken by a top theatre of a Falcon 9 rocket that launched a boat into orbit.

“Dragon photobombs theatre 2 before streamer to @Space_Station progressing this month,” SpaceX member wrote in a Twitter post late Monday (June 19). In a photo, a Dragon upholder appears as a apart interloper in an differently lifelike theatre of a Earth and Falcon 9 second theatre engine on Jun 3.

In this photo, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket second theatre (upper right) earnings a photobomb preference to a Dragon spacecraft. One of a Dragon's solar arrays is seen deployed in this picture taken by an onboard camera on Jun 3, 2017.
Credit: SpaceX around Twitter

But a print fun doesn’t stop there. The Falcon 9 upholder also done a possess photobomb in a print taken from a Dragon spacecraft. [Launch Photos: SpaceX’s 1st Reused Dragon Spacecraft]

“Stage 2 earnings a favor,” SpaceX tweeted with a image, that shows a Falcon 9 second theatre backlit by a gorgeous blue Earth as seen by a camera on Dragon. One of a space capsule’s solar arrays is also visible.

The initial theatre of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets can lapse to Earth and land, though a second stages now can't — during least, not yet. Earlier this year, on Mar 30, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk hinted that a association was studying ways to make Falcon 9 totally reusable

SpaceX is posterior reusable rocket record to reduce a costs of spaceflight. The association has already reused one Falcon 9 rocket upholder this year, and has pronounced it hopes to reuse another on Friday (June 23) when SpaceX will launch a Bulgarian communications satellite into circuit from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

In fact, even a Dragon used in a Jun 3 launch was reused. It initial flew to a International Space Station in 2014. After launch, a upholder rendezvoused with a hire to broach about 6,000 lbs. (2,700 kilograms) of uninformed NASA reserve for a orbiting lab’s crew.

Email Tariq Malik during tmalik@space.com or follow him @tariqjmalik and Google+. Follow us @Spacedotcom, Facebook and Google+. Original essay on Space.com.


Do you have an unusual story to tell? E-mail stories@tutuz.com