NASA camera melts capturing SpaceX launch

30 May, 2018, 02:56 | Author: Enrique Watson
  • “Reason for toasty remote camera”

He had multiple cameras set up, and this one was actually the furthest from the launch pad. No one is more familiar with this than Bill Ingalls, a NASA photographer who has taking pictures for the agency for the past 30 years.

Ingalls explains that he had six remote locations that included two outside the launch pad and four on the inside.

NASA Photographer Bill Ingalls's camera after it was caught in brushfire caused by the launch of the NASA/German GRACE-FO from Vandenberg Air Force Base on May 22, 2018. When Ingalls returned to the site, firefighters were waiting to greet him. "Unfortunately, the launch started a grass fire that toasted one of the cameras outside the perimeter", Ingalls said. He quickly realized the camera was destroyed and forced open the camera to see if the memory card could be salvaged, according to NASA.com.

When the photo of Ingalls' charred camera first started making the rounds, most reports stated that the camera was placed too close to the launchpad (we initially shared this explanation as well before Ingalls clarified it for us).

More news: Velázquez y los chilenos, transferibles en Cruz Azul
More news: EU anuncia aranceles de 25% a importaciones tecnológicas chinas
More news: FBI urges people to reboot their routers to thwart malware attack

Below is an animated GIF that shows the launch, the fire approaching, and the camera starting to melt. Footage released by NASA shows several frames of smoke rising from the launch site before orange flames begin to singe nearby vegetation and creep toward the camera.

The "toasty" camera, as Ingalls calls it, is probably headed for display somewhere at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC.

Two GRACE-FO satellites were hurtled into space Tuesday, riding to orbit with five Iridium NEXT communications satellites aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket-which Ingalls managed to capture in a stunning shot during liftoff. As part of a partnership between NASA and the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ), this satellite is the successor to the original GRACE mission, which began orbiting Earth on March 17th, 2002.

Recomendado:

  • Líderes de las Coreas se reúnen para dialogar sobre cumbre con EU

    Líderes de las Coreas se reúnen para dialogar sobre cumbre con EU

    Luego de la reunión del sábado de los dos líderes coreanos, Moon dijo que Kim reafirmó su compromiso con una península coreana libre de armas nucleares.

    "The Walking Dead": Andrew Lincoln abandonará la serie en la 9ªT

    Cohan ya había confirmado en abril que volvería a " The Walking Dead " porque había "mucha más historia de Maggie que contar". Se desconoce cómo será su salida pero se espera su despedida definitiva llegue antes de finalizar la novena temporada .

    "Me quise suicidar" — Morena Rial

    Siempre voy a estar al lado de ella. " Fui víctima de una extorsión y recibí las peores cosas ", indicó el periodista. Escuché audios espantosos sobre mí , porque pensé que nunca los iba a escuchar y todavía estoy tratando de reponerme.
  • South African firm sells 'insect milk' as next superfood

    South African firm sells 'insect milk' as next superfood

    You won't find the rare crystals inside your average house pest because they are only produced by the Pacific Beetle cockroach. A South African company is selling what it calls "Entomilk", a special milk made from farmed insects, as the next superfood.

    IPhone Screen Makers Fall on Report of Apple OLED Shift in 2019

    We know that Apple is set to release a trio of new iPhones this fall, but reports are already looking toward 2019's models. The inclusion of the an OLED screen on the iPhone X is likely one of the reasons for the device's massive price tag.
    Amnistía Internacional documenta ataque contra universitarios nicaragüenses

    Amnistía Internacional documenta ataque contra universitarios nicaragüenses

    Horas antes, en Madriz (norte), paramilitares disolvieron con violencia un mítin de campesinos. No se reportaron heridos ni detenidos.
  • Starbucks closing 8,000 coffee shops Tuesday for racial-bias training

    Starbucks closing 8,000 coffee shops Tuesday for racial-bias training

    Starbucks has described it as a "collaborative and engaging experience for store partners to learn together". Its success hinges in part on if and how the company is able to measure Tuesday's trainings.
    Odds against Cavaliers in NBA Finals against Warriors

    Odds against Cavaliers in NBA Finals against Warriors

    The NBA's all-time leading scorer in Game 7s delivered 35 points, 15 rebounds, and nine assists to will Cleveland to victory. With a final score of 101-92, just two or three of those shots going down could've swung the entire game.
    Se nos fue el

    Se nos fue el "Gordo" Casaretto a los 72 años

    Romero inició su carrera artística en 1975, teniendo como inspiración al comediante argentino Jorge Porcel. Fue su esposa, Patricia Tragodara quien confirmó esta lamentable noticia que enlutó a todo el Perú.
  • Campeona vigente de Roland Garros cae en primera ronda del torneo

    Campeona vigente de Roland Garros cae en primera ronda del torneo

    En la segunda ronda, se medirá a la ganadora del duelo entre la checa Katerina Siniakova y la bielorrusa Victoria Azarenka. En la rama varonil, el segundo favorito, Alexander Zverev, superó por 6-1, 6-1 y 6-2 al lituano Ricardas Berankis.
    Trump confirms senior North Korean official is heading to USA  for talks

    Trump confirms senior North Korean official is heading to USA for talks

    Ambassador to Seoul Sung Kim, has arrived in North Korea to "make arrangements for the summit between Kim Jong-un and myself". Kim was accompanied by Choe Kang-il, a diplomat in charge of USA affairs, who was also seen at the airport.

    Serena Williams makes on-court fashion statement with 'catsuit'

    Her haul of 23 Grand Slam singles crowns beats Steffi Graf's total by one, and is just one shy of Margaret Court's record 24. It was a trying but steady start for Williams, who faces a long road to a fourth title at Roland Garros.


Popular

Deadliest Catch Star Blake Painter Dead at 38
His body was found Friday after a friend called the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office after not hearing from him for days. Painter captained the crabber ship Maverick during king crab season in the reality series' 2006 season.

Sickening ‘Active Shooter’ game outrages Parkland high school parents
Developer Revived Games has placed a disclaimer on its store front stating: " Please do not take any of this seriously ". Other previous titles include a game called White Power: Pure Voltage .

ABC cancela la serie 'Roseanne' tras un comentario racista de su protagonista
Se trata de Roseanne , una serie que fue furor en los 90, con 9 temporadas al aire, que este año volvió, con su elenco original. Estoy realmente arrepentida de hacer una mala broma sobre sus políticas y su aspecto físico, debería haber pensado mejor.

¿Qué jugador del Real Madrid podría haber conquistado a Dua Lipa?
Luego hubo una sorpresa para todos los fanáticos, cuando apareció el cantante jamaiquino Sean Paul , con quien cantó No lies . Antes de ella los encargados de amenizar los últimos partidos fueron Alicia Keys , Andrea Bocelli y The Black Eyed Peas .

Isabel Rábago, de 'Supervivientes' a responsable de comunicación del PP de Madrid
En las primeras horas se informó que la tertuliana de programas como Supervivientes o La mañana de La 1 sería secretaria de Comunicación del PP de Madrid . "La intención es abrir el partido a la sociedad".

Flash flood watch in effect for Upstate, WNC, northeast Ga
Ivey activated the state's emergency operations centre while the Alabama National Guard activated its high water evacuation teams. Forecasters said the subtropical depression swirling near Birmingham could dump as much as 6 inches of rain on central Alabama.

Man's body found in Maryland floodwaters
Almost eight inches of rain fell in eight hours and floodwaters passed 24 feet, reports said. "This was a true flash flood ". Baltimore County Fire Department spokeswoman Elise Armacost added: "If you don't have to be outside, you shouldn't be".

Trump Hits Democrats on Border Cage Photos
But among those who took notice was Jon Favreau, Obama's former speechwriter. Franklin) Two female detainees sleep in a holding cell.

‘Deadliest Catch’ captain Blake Painter found dead in his OR home
Captain Blake Painter's body was reportedly discovered by law enforcement on Friday, TMZ revealed. As beloved as he was, however, Painter was not without his problems.

Mamá de Sergio Peña rompió en llanto tras sensible mensaje — Paolo Guerrero
No contaba con eso. "No me considero un talismán, pero por todo el cariño de la gente en Perú , tengo que tomarlo así". El apoyo que he venido recibiendo es increíble . "Me siento afortunado de tener a un país apoyándome en todo momento".