My mission has always been to bring space down to Earth for everyday people. And I realize that not everyone will get a chance to get up close and personal with rockets in their lifetime. And even when you do see the rockets at say Kennedy Space Center, everything is just so big, it’s hard to have a good sense of scale.
So in order to help you understand just how big rockets are, I decided to bring them down to earth. I figure the best way to help show off their size is to put them in everyday settings, amongst landmarks you might be familiar with. So hopefully we’ll give you a good sense of just how big this stuff really is.
I mean, after all, I’m sure we’ve all seen pictures of a Falcon 9, but it isn’t until you see a picture like THIS that makes you appreciate just how massive these things are…
Without further ado, may I present rockets in everyday places
So ready for a crazy story? I had been working on this video with my friend Oli Braun, the guy who makes these awesome model rockets. We even shot some of this aerial footage last fall!
We saw someone else on reddit post a similar concept. So I reached out to him, his name’s Matthew Nayman. Come to find out he was already about done with an almost identical video, which here’s a link to his original vid. So we teamed up to finish the video you just watched.
So then as we’re making this final version, I see Corridor Crew posted an almost IDENTICAL CONCEPT of this video as well. And theirs is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! This is now too weird.
Well I guess great minds think alike and that shows just how influential and inspiring spaceflight truly is this day and age. To me, that’s what it’s all about.
Getting everyone excited about spaceflight. Helping adults reminisce about their childhood awe and curiosity of the cosmos. Sparking curiosity in future generations to dream about exploration, thirst for knowledge and desire to find their place in the universe.
So be sure and check out Matthew’s cut on his videos, definitely check out the Corridor Crew’s amazing video and if you’re interested in the most detailed model rockets ever, be sure and check out Buzz Space Models.com
I also owe a special thanks to Ben Stineman of Rotor Visual for the aerial footage for a handful of my shots.
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