Tuesday, June 8, 2010

timelapse of shuttle launch preparation

ever wonder how the shuttle gets from the big storage locker to the upright launchpad position? this incredible ~4 min timelapse video from Scott Andrews, Stan Jirman and Philip Scott Andrews tells the six-week story of the preparation for launch.

[embedded video was a pain, so please CLICK HERE to view]

the video shows the discovery shuttle preparing for the STS-131 mission. make sure to watch there very end, when the shuttle returns to earth!

1 comment:

amydove said...

I got to go on a tour of the vehicle assembly building, and I have never been able to explain to people how amazing it is. That video does the best I've seen of showcasing how huge the volume must be to move the shuttle around in it like that.