Saturday, February 26, 2011

shuttle launch from airplane

its a bird, its a plane, no... its the shuttle discovery launching into space as viewed by a passenger on an airplane!

this week the world saw the final launch of the shuttle discovery. its been a good run!


skywatcher88 said...

Hi Amanda
Just Awesome!
Wish I was there!
On the shuttle that is!
Can even hear the roar of the rockets in the plane!
Thanks for the post!
I remember watching the first Shuttle Launch on TV (watching with my eldest son who was just a toddler at the time.He is now 31)Time sure flies by!

Marcos said...

I saw the space shuttle on it's way to land in Florida a few years ago, while in Wimberley, Texas. So cool.

skywatcher88 said...

Just watched the Shuttle crew join the ISS crew .Now they are 12 aboard the ISS.Lots of cameras in action.Watched the hugs and handshakes.People bouncing off of each other!Thinking to self that elastic velcro may be needed when amorous events ever occur in Micro G.
(200 nautical mile high club)

heroineworshipper said...

The most amazing part was only 1 passenger saw it. If a passenger happened to be next to a window, with a camera, at the same time as a shuttle liftoff, managed to get the camera recording in time, captured the booster separation, zoomed in on it, & was educated in America's public schools, it would be the most amazing thing in the history of history.

Rik Gern said...

Great footage--great post!!!

You can track the astronauts view of Earth here...

I'm not sure I get the comment about only one passenger seeing it; if you listen to the audio, it sounds like it was being discussed among several passengers. Oh well, it's fascinating footage no matter how many passengers on that particular flight saw it. Thanks to one of them, we can all enjoy it!