Falcon Heavy in New York City. Delta IV Heavy upright, gazing over the Taj Mahal. A Soyuz rocket quietly hovering close to the crest line of Niagara Falls.

These everyday backdrops are only a few of the places viewers can see today’s hottest rockets due to a brand new YouTube video designed to offer a way of scale to the autos of aluminum and carbon that vault satellites, experiments and people to orbit.

Tim Dodd, additionally identified by his on-line persona because the Everyday Astronaut, created the ethereal video in partnership with artists Oli Braun and Matthew Nayman, who helped with renderings of the rockets. Dodd creates movies and photographs as a part of his mission to “bring space down to Earth for everyday people.”

“It’s really hard for people to grasp just how big rockets are,” Dodd instructed FLORIDA TODAY. “Hopefully there’s something in this video that you’ve seen with your own eyes. Maybe it’s a Walmart, or maybe it’s the Arc de Triomphe (France) – hopefully something in it you’ve seen with your own eyes so you have a sense of scale.”

Indeed, the video that is clocked hundreds of views up to now options SpaceX’s massively fashionable, 230-foot-tall Falcon Heavy rocket in New York City and in entrance of a Walmart; United Launch Alliance’s 236-foot-tall Delta IV Heavy in India; an advanced model of NASA’s upcoming Space Launch System (384 toes) subsequent to the Brooklyn Bridge; and SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket (about 350 toes) in a area with Dodd standing subsequent to it, to call a couple of.

“It’s very humbling to realize how hard it is to get off our planet and how much brilliant engineering and mechanics goes into spaceflight,” he mentioned.

Dodd, 33, was inspired to become the Everyday Astronaut in April 2014 when a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral on a mission with provides for the International Space Station. A brilliant orange Russian flight go well with he bought a yr earlier as a joke out of the blue grew to become the middle of his new on-line persona – Dodd dons the go well with for all his movies.

“I’m happy,” he said in mid-2017, simply the Everyday Astronaut persona was beginning to take off. Since then, his YouTube movies alone have generated thousands and thousands of views and his channel has greater than 100,000 subscribers.

“I’m going to keep doing this until I either run out of ideas or run out of energy, and so far, I’m still going,” he mentioned.

Follow Dodd on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube at @EverydayAstronaut. On Twitter, at @ErdayAstronaut. You can contribute to his efforts on Patreon at Patreon.com/EverydayAstronaut.

Contact Emre Kelly at [email protected] or 321-242-3715. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook at @EmreKelly.


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