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Qu8k - BALLS 20 - Carmack Prize Attempt - High Altitude Rocket On-board Video

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On September 30, 2011 at 11:08am, Derek Deville's Qu8k (pronounced "Quake") launched from the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to an altitude of 121,000' before returning safely to earth. Above 99% of...

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That is sick man!
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I was wondering if you have any plans to go further? Bigger, longer, or even a complete orbit?
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next time dont use fish eye lenses
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Wonder how much it costs in total?
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How about the speed ? It goes supersonic ?
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Just thought I should let you know... That's not the curvature of the earth, it's your lens. It's called spherical abberation. If it was the curve, it wouldn't change based on angle.
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3.54 I see an curve? 3.58 and 4.04
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+Yeshua Comes Is that the "tink" the one guy was talking about? It's the cap blowing off to allow for the retrieval chutes to come out. It's in stage one I believe at that point. Just a second or two after that you can see the cone flop into view.
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For all you "Flat Earthers", let me help out a bit. . . See that image at about 6:15 with the "Fish Eye Lens" that you fellas use for your RIDICULOUS claim of being the cause of the curve? ok. See that very large mass of land down there? Yeah, the one taking up 90% of the realestate down there... yeah, that's ONE continent. There's not even enough room for all of your continents on your topographic map. IT STILL DIPS OFF! ... but you'll never accept that, would you? There's no debating with closed minded people (which funny enough, FE's claim to be open minded) who have already made up your minds. There's never enough evidence when you think you already know it all.
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+Allen Howe Oh and one more thing, in the later scenes where you can see the chute's rope whipping around, if your "Fish Eye Lens" truly was the excuse for the curvature, the rope would've distorted in view... but it doesn't... the curvature remains without curving the rope as well. Yes, it does curve, but not THAT much... damn people...
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+Allen Howe I#m not a flat Earther, and the thought of it just sounds, extremely, INSANELY stupid, but I'm saved and studying to show myself approved. It wasn't 'til the bottom view camera, right at the beginning, that I noticed ANYTHING curved! And, it's quite obvious that lens was definately fish eye. Iwatched the video in entirety, no pauses, speed adjustments, just watched and observed. Only bottom view camera was a fish eye, at least that's the only fish-eye view I witnessed. As for the first views, everything seemed to support those flat-earther's, and now, I'd be stupid to not further investigate this, situation? Just because ur taught something don't make it true, just makes u accept it as reality, til further notice. Think of breaking a horse from the wild, vs breaking a horse from a ranch.. Wild horse is like, "I'm coo'." Horse from the ranch already is in acceptance cuz it's raised that way, just waitin' it's trun for a rider...
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I didn't see any spinning of the earth at that altitude, how far up do you have to go to see the round earth spin ? shouldn't  we see  it be spinning from west to east when the rocket gets to its highest point ?
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The message says the curvature of the earth is clearly visible. If you think it is the actual shape of the earth then what happens at 4:32 and again in slow motion at 5:07 and from the other camera at 6:32? the earth suddenly went flat!!! Wow must have been a heck of an earthquake that day! And then at 6:56 the earth surface actually goes convex!!! What is clearly seen is that the cameras all used a fish eye lens and that fidsh eye lens distort straight lines.
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We have all these rockets going up and the camera is always directed at the earth, i would like to see one with the camera pointed up with thermal vision.
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Dam the world looks flat wtf?
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+tecnockicken57 the world is actually flat. Round planets shit is brainwash by TV and school
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Okay whatever dude go back to your drug hobby now. God only knows what you'll come up with next with all those disgusting chemicals in your head!
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GoPro cameras are crap, they show nothing of value.
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edit: I forgot to say thanks for showing us this spectacle! I remember shooting rockets with a friend of mine, they went only a few 100 meters up nevertheles a lot of fun! From the descriptionbox.. '..and the curvature of the earth is clearly visible.' Didn't we already learn that the true horizon only can be seen when the focal point of a wide angle or wide angle fisheye lens is pointed at the horizon..?!! I see a convex curve when pointed below, a concave one when pointed above and a flat horizon when pointed at the horizon.. You decide.
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Fish-eye lense?  the curvature in the film turns to flat and then concave for a moment showing that the camera can't be trusted to give us a accurate view of the horizon of the earth.
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+PS massage Very valid point, but if you knew cameras like some of us do, you can judge by what you're seeing. I've seen the curve myself, not saying it's a globe, obviously because I've yet to be on the ISS, but it's not FLAT. At best it's either globed, or the land is domed itself, which would lend to a better explanation of the sun and moon cycles.
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So beautiful our EARTH!!!!!!!
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Is it possible that people are really this dumb?  When I first saw these comments, I was sure you morons were joking, but the more I read, the more I realize how scientifically illiterate you conspiracy nuts are.  I am a pilot, and we have to calculate the fact that the earth is ROUND into our flight plan or we will be off course with a true directional heading!  Is that conspiracy too?  I once flew due EAST and wound up NORTH of my destination.  PROOF!
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Just a suggestion for any future videos- It'd enhance the viewing experience of the videos if there were a acceleration/velocity/altimeter window showing the readings in real time. This one was a great success. I sort of would like to see such a blast take off over lots of places- Fishers Island NY showing Long Island Sound and then eventually Block Island, NYC, Boston,  Nova Scotia and possibly even Bermuda. But...I suppose it'd be too much to ask to cease all flights in and out of the Northeast for a half hour or so.
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Why use a camera with a fisheye lens? It just distorts everything that isn't close up and in front of the camera.
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Amazing job! The Earth is curved and it is proven, along with moon bounce RF. People should stop saying the earth is flat, it discredits alternative theories about our world!
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I have, and I don't rule out areas in which the earth has potentially giant areas where creatures can survive. If the earth were flat the horizon wouldn't drop off as it does, it would go on for the entire size of the earth at the height of the stratosphere.
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AMAZING! The closest I've ever come to experiencing a ride on a rocket! I find the high frequency noises at around 4:07 from the flipHD microphone interesting. It almost sounds like radio frequencies of some sort.
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Strange how the curvature of the Earth keeps changing, going flat and briefly concave at times...
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Thanks for the comment, but I was actually being sarcastic =) Yeah this effect can be "proof" both ways (for or against the globe earth model), but I am more convinced about the flat earth model. Makes more sense to me.
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+steph des Exactly, but it's more curved than anything. The only thing the lens is doing is creating an illusion of a flat horizon line, and then inverting it because it itself is curved. Most cameras will have this type of lense. Even when you get video from a camera that they're claiming, they'll STILL claim it was a curved lens.
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according to the info page the top speed of this thing is about 950m/s...damn
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Who gives a shit what fuel is used?? What materials are the rocket?? ..this video clearly shows flat earth!! ..it reveals one of the biggest lies ever told!!
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+Vinnie Paz The Earth is neither flat or round the true shape of the earth is called an Oblate Spheroid. The term "Oblate" refers to it's slightly oblong appearance. The Term "Spheroid" means that it is almost a sphere, but not quite
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+Vinnie Paz Is this a troll comment or do you actually believe that? You can clearly see the curvature of the Earth in this video.
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16:04 it looks like it'll land on Jupiter
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At 6:55 and again at 9:39 Earth becomes Convex to Flat to Concave wow, exposing the fish eye/ eagle eye lense used to fake Ball Earth.
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what kind of motor did you guys use?  It would have to be a high N or something like that in a minimum-diameter body.
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Amazing work and accomplishment by your team..hats off to you. I noticed during take off and throughout the duration of the flight that the rockets roll seemed to be fairly stable. Did you use roll control system?
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Amazing. Why don´t you share some figures about this flight. Max altitude? Top speed?
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which fuel? potassium nitrate with sugar?
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still looks flat for planet of 25.000 miles round,
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+hooli manco It didn't go very far up in space perspective, it's like looking at a beach ball up close vs. looking at one from about a foot away from your face.
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"Man, that sucker got outta here in a hurry, didn't it? Anything that travels that far oughtta have a damn stewardess on it, don't ya think?"
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What is that white figure in space at around 5:08 - 5:10 ?
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+Ryou Falsario rocket head, that object ejected to release the parachute
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+G playa It's after rocket head falls, there's a white object sphere like moon.
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Amazing footage, really quite stunning. Did it drop a long way before the parachute came out because it came down pretty fast?
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What sort of permissions do you have to get to launch this?
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which fuel? potassium nitrate with sugar?
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Wow! That is powerfull man !
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Wow. Is their a proper documentary on this?
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checking for flat earth theory-seems to be true that Terra is flat :)))
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Phenomenal! Great project :)
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Best video in Youtube ever... Watched about 15 times since 2011 when they published it...
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Молодцы. Герои нашего времени.
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My only complaint is that there aren't too many videos of high powered rockets floating around here on YouTube.....
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Very, very great. Congratulations to all
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was this solid feul or hybrid rocket?
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What is the silver/white object that passes the screen from 3:56 to 3:57? Too high to be a plane. Could it be Mercury, Venus etc.
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Good question, I saw it too. I'm thinking it could be the moon, because Murcury or Venus would be too hard to see with a camera.
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So  the planet is round huh?
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+Tech Priest You may be right. I'm just saying that's why it looked round in this video
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+gigicaly Yes, the earth is round. Deal with it faggot.
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this is the best video which attracts me so much. the video of the year. just wondering how it could fly across the pacific ocean.
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Quake... Brilliant name for a rocket launching for the Carmack prize haha.
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NASA are you watching this
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I know,....I just really meant "looks like".
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4:10 it actually whistles! lol
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Does the chute deploy at apoapsis?
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On your second camera angle what is that that comes over the screen. My best guess is melted plastic.
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Yep, it's the melted camera shroud.
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I was wondering the same thing
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Amazing how little time it took for the rocket to get to that altitude.
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Just an observation. Maybe it would be a good idea to include like a paintball sized CO2 canister in the body as a kinda RCS system. It may help get the rocket higher as once it gets in the thinner part of the atmosphere the find don't work as effectively. An RCS setup would help keep it stable and keep all the momentum going in the same direction versus having it lost do to wobble.
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what are all the sounds from 4:00 - 4:30?
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Reminds me of when lagann is launched into the air around the first of the series
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That certainly looks like it made it to space to me
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this is one of the coolest fucking things ive ever seen. rock on dude!
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3-57 hum ? satellite?superman? ironman?
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That was very fast... Reaching that altitude so soon... What was your maximum velocity?
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Very nice. Could do some cool experiments with it too.
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How would one become part of your team on your next launch. wow how for did you have to travel to retrieve it
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you should of tilted at 90k feet made it orbit
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Why not launch your rocket from a helium weather balloon platform at 100,000 feet? I am sure you would reach orbit.
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+Richard Lloyd But launching high up in to space to a certain altitude and reaching orbit are two different things. Reaching orbit would require a much more sophisticated rocket that can make orbital maneuvers.
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+frankovich213 Understood. An orbital object you can't control would be highly dangerous.
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What was your fuel and oxidizer combination?
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Probably used Nitrous Oxide And rubber
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+FennessyMusic I wasn't sure but I thought it was a solid fuel rocket as opposed to a hybrid?
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amazing how baumgartner jumped off 8 thousand feet higher than that
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How much did this proyect cost?
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Wow! Very impressive!
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That. was. AWESOME! Well done.
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This thing is so bad ass it shits comets at launch!
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Did the nose cone actually land in the ground like that,thats pretty cool
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Amazing,he got footage of the curvature of the earth,not many ppl have done that with a homade rocket congrats it was amazing
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wow...3,280 feet per second. That's faster than most high powered rifle bullets. The .223 usually runs between 3,000 and 3,200 FPS depending on the load.
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I have a story to tell... Their was once a little boy know as bob Czz. He sucks Dick because he's is a conspiracy believing hillbilly fuck. The end -copyright cheeseboy© 2013
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Superb ! Nearly 37 km in altitude. My congratulations. I wonder if one day amateurs will be crazy enough to toy with missile liquid fuels like the TG2 you find in the SAM 5. Mach 8 peak speed.
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Wow you are goddamn ignorant. Don't discredit Derek's time, money, and effort he put towards this project, allowing us the viewer to enjoy the wonderful view his rocket offered. You're the kind of person that displays outright the ignorance of human beings these days. You don't even take the time to say why its fake? Just "fake". Fuck you.
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How high in km Did it go?
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How high up was it? why did it not burn up in the earth's atmosphere? What materials were used on the rocket itself and why didn't the parachute burn in the atmosphere? Meteors burn in the earths atmosphere, why not this rocket or the parachute? How high of altitude before things start to burn?
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the reason objects burn up in the atmosphere is because when they enter the atmosphere, they are moving at thousands of miles per hour. an object in orbit can be related to a baseball being thrown. when you throw a ball, it moves forward at a certain velocity before hitting the ground. imagine throwing that same ball from a high enough altitude at such a high speed that by the time it would normally hit the ground, the earth has curved out of the way and there is no longer any ground to hit. as the ball continues at the same velocity, it keeps falling and missing the earth. I believe the orbital velocity of the space shuttle is somewhere around 7000mph. imagine being bombarded with air at that speed. you can compare that to the slight burn you feel when you put your finger against an air compressor except it would be exponentially faster and more painful. now the reason this didn't burn up in the atmosphere was because it was not in orbit and mainly had a vector component on the y-axis. when it reached the apogee, its velocity was nearly zero and the parachute helped keep its velocity relatively low. contrary to what you appear to believe, it is not the atmosphere itself that causes objects to burn up, but the frictional force caused by the atmosphere doing an enormous amount of work on the object.
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ANYONE SAW THE UFO AT 7:26? A WHITE BALL FLYING BY! LOL
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How many G at start ? :D
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Shit that was like ground to sky in 3 seconds???
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4:40 or around there was that a re-entry effect?!
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Hey there, have you ever checked Google Earth? Where do you think all those images came from?!?! Even an not so smart person can have some minor inteligence to check evidences and see that man has gone to space. But it is easier to doubt others achievements on your chair.
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Not so, for less than $1000 you could buy all the needed equipment. Even less if you made it yourself using components from Radio Shack.
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may i point out that you conveniently seem to have skipped the footage prior to 5:18. The footage from 5:18 onwards was taken with a camera angled towards the base of the rocket with a 170 degree FOV (almost fisheye) thus the image is distorted making things look curved. What the footage before 5:18 showed was a camera looking directly out from the rocket with a narrow field of view and you will note that it does not show any sort of curvature until several thousand feet
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