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Elon Musk Reacts to Photo of Stunning 'Orbital Sunset' Seen From Dragon's Cupola

The SpaceX Dragon capsule took off to orbit around the earth on Wednesday with four civilian passengers. (Image: Spacex/Twitter)

The SpaceX Dragon capsule took off to orbit around the earth on Wednesday with four civilian passengers. (Image: Spacex/Twitter)

The video received a lot of comments and while everyone loved the spectacular view of the Earth, SpaceX boss Elon Musk also reacted to the video.

That Elon Musk is obsessed with all things space is not unknown. The Tesla CEO constantly shares tidbits of information on space travel, Mars and everything out of this world( the earth, you get it!) A recent video shared by the Twitter handle of Musk’s SpaceX showed a fantastic view of the Earth as seen from the transparent orb of the SpaceX Dragon Cupola. The SpaceX Dragon capsule took off to orbit around the earth on Wednesday with four civilian passengers who are getting some of the best views of the earth from above the top of the world.

Sharing the video, the tweet said, “View of an orbital sunset from Dragon’s cupola,” reads the caption.

The video received a lot of comments and while everyone loved the spectacular view of the Earth, SpaceX boss Elon Musk also reacted to the video.

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first published:September 18, 2021, 18:42 IST