VANDENBERG AFB, Calif. (FOX 13) – A distant camera for NASA ended up being destroyed by flames, and ended up recording its own demise.
Bill Ingalls has been a photographer with the company for 30 years. The fiery demise of the camera occurred on the day of a SpaceX rocket launch carrying spacecraft for the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission, a joint mission between NASA and Germany. Ingalls defined he had six distant cameras, two outdoors a launch pad security perimeter and 4 inside in.
“Unfortunately, the launch began a grass fire that toasted one of many cameras outdoors the perimeter,” he mentioned in a NASA press launch.
The recorded video from the now-melted camera can see the vegetation mild up after the launch. When the fire reached the camera, it was shortly engulfed. The camera’s physique began to soften, and was destroyed, however the reminiscence card was salvaged.
The 4 cameras arrange contained in the perimeter was undamaged. The broken camera was the one furthest from the launch pad, a couple of quarter of a mile away, according to NASA. The camera will most certainly be positioned at NASA’s headquarters in Washington D.C.