With the right camera set up and a bit of luck, that photo you planned can sometimes turn out way better than you expected.
Turns out SpaceX isn t only pretty clever at getting rockets back to Earth in one piece.
The team can snap a mean photo, too.
This latest image, showing its Falcon 9 rocket moments before it landed on a floating barge to complete SpaceX s recent successful return-to-flight mission, is a real cracker, with the gorgeous natural lighting helping to create a striking and somewhat ethereal image.
The team always capture images and video of its rocket landings, and don t mind posting them online even when things don t go according to plan.
But this latest shot, grabbed as the rocket passed fortuitously between the sun and the camera lens, is easily its best yet.