Beautiful Stardust re-entry movie!
This is a stunning movie of the Stardust capsule re-entry, taken from aboard the NASA Airborne Mission's DC-8 aircraft. Watch the capsule become visible and rapidly brightening amidst the starry sky, and develop a beautiful plasma tail.
For me personally also fun to hear the voice of mission PI Dr Peter Jenniskens, who's a long standing friend of mine (he's the one a.o. saying: "Plasma lines detected"). We used to observe meteors together when he was still in Hollland.