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Non-lethal drone films unmanned private spacecraft. It may not be the future we anticipated, but at least it's a future.

Posted on October 15, 2013, at 12:59 p.m. ET

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Yet another surreal launch test video from SpaceX, but with a twist: it was filmed by a civilian-grade drone.

SpaceX's rocket carried no passenger here, which makes this a strange and special event. Depending on how you look at it, it's: the future of spaceflight meeting the future of American robotics; the downfall of the American space program meeting the downfall of American privacy; the military industrial complex coopting the spirit of the American hobbyist; or just a cool thing taking a cool video of a bigger cool thing.