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This Camera Got Too Close to a Rocket Launch

29 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Renowned NASA photographer Bill Ingalls placed a remote DSLR camera too close to the launch pad during the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch yesterday. When he went back to retrieve the camera, this is what he found.
The $3,500 Canon 5DS DSLR and pricey L lens used for the close-up had gotten melted by the intense heat.
“Well, one remote cam outside the pad perimeter was found to be a bit toast. Sigh,” Ingalls writes. “And yes, it made pix until its demise.”
Ingalls did manage to retrieve photos from the memory card on the camera, including this frame that the camera had captured prior to its...
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