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Published on May 31st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider


Tesla Sentry Mode Captures Falcon 9 & Crew Dragon Liftoff

May 31st, 2020 by  

Tesla Sentry Mode is great at capturing vandals and thieves, witnessing fistfights, and identifying people who like to be just plain evil. Today, however, Sentry Mode caught something else. Along with millions around the world watching, this particular Tesla caught footage of SpaceX’s historic launch at Kennedy Space Center. 

Tim Dodd is a very popular YouTuber who is known as The Everyday Astronaut. He worked tirelessly on recording footage of the launch, interviewed Elon Musk, and is well-loved by the space community. He is also a Tesla owner and his Tesla Model 3 took its own footage of the launch. In the video that he tweeted, you can clearly see the Falcon 9 takeoff and him cheering.

This will probably go down as one of the coolest ever Sentry Mode recordings in the history of Sentry Mode. However, this isn’t the first time Sentry Mode has recorded SpaceX rocket launches. In 2019, John Dominici’s Model 3 also recorded a launch while Sentry Mode was enabled. His Model 3 recorded the Falcon Heavy launch. You can see it in the top right corner of the video below.

Earlier this year, Supercluster shared Erik Kuna’s footage of his Model 3’s Sentry Mode that was triggered by the ignition of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. The sound waves traveled from Launchpad 39A and activated Sentry Mode.

In 2019, Trevor Mahlmann parked his Tesla Model 3 in the perfect position. It faced NASA’s Orion Ascent Abort-2 launch and had some pretty cool footage.

Also in 2019, Tesla Milton’s Sentry Mode caught the ULA launch of the Delta IV.

Perhaps Sentry Mode catching rocket launches could turn into a fun, new trend. Either way, it is a really unique type of technology that has helped a lot of Tesla owners get justice for the abuse by total strangers of their vehicles. 


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