• How I Shot the Falcon 9 Rocket Launch from an Airline Cockpit

    9 days ago - By Peta Pixel

    “Oakland Center are you talking to that traffic at our 9 o'clock position? We got a yellow light out there and it's coming up pretty fast.” This unusual radio transmission to Air Traffic Control from a Southwest Airlines jet caught our attention on an otherwise routine flight between New Orleans and San Francisco.
    It was the edge of night and we were cruising at 38,000 feet through a sleepy section of airspace above Nevada. The faintest glow of red dusk light remained along the western horizon but the rest of the sky had fallen into darkness.
    “Better get ready to take a video,” I joked to...
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