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Fri Mar 16, 2012, 12:25 AM

Absolutely mindblowing video shot from the Space Shuttle during launch

"Drop whatever you're doing and watch this. NASA has released videos shot from onboard the Space Shuttle's Solid Rocket Boosters in the past, but you've never seen one prepared as masterfully as this.

For one thing, the footage was shot in high definition, so the image is exceptionally clear. But what puts this video head and shoulders above most other rocketcams is the sound. The audio has been remastered by the folks over at Skywalker Sound (yes, that Skywalker Sound), and the final product is nothing short of incredible.

Michael Interbartolo who used to work on the Shuttle Program at Mission Control in Houston had this to say about the video when he posted it to Google+ earlier this morning:

Just got this from the guys at Glenn who are finalizing the new special edition DVD/BluRay version of Ascent: Commemorating Shuttle which this will be an extra on. The video is shot from the Solid Rocket Booster Perspective up and down with enhanced sound thanks to Ben Burtt's son and the folks at Skywalker Sound. The team is still trying to figure out how to release this all to the public, but for now enjoy an exclusive first look. +NASA youtube doesn't even have the video."

http://io9.com/5893615/absolutely-mindblowing-video-shot-from-the-space-shuttle-during-launch

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Reply Absolutely mindblowing video shot from the Space Shuttle during launch (Original post)
zappaman Mar 2012 OP
rocktivity Mar 2012 #1
zappaman Mar 2012 #2
rocktivity Mar 2012 #3
zappaman Mar 2012 #20
Tx4obama Mar 2012 #10
Zoeisright Mar 2012 #4
d_r Mar 2012 #5
chknltl Mar 2012 #6
progressoid Mar 2012 #7
guitar man Mar 2012 #8
cherokeeprogressive Mar 2012 #9
AnotherDreamWeaver Mar 2012 #11
eppur_se_muova Mar 2012 #12
patrick t. cakes Mar 2012 #13
Speck Tater Mar 2012 #14
Rhiannon12866 Mar 2012 #15
ChairmanAgnostic Mar 2012 #16
alphafemale Mar 2012 #17
irisblue Mar 2012 #18
HappyMe Mar 2012 #19
bvar22 Mar 2012 #21

Response to zappaman (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 12:31 AM

1. You're welcome.




rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 12:33 AM

2. Did you have something to do with this?

If so, well done!

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Response to zappaman (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 12:39 AM

3. You can embed YouTube and Vimeo videos anywhere in DU3

though the Video and Multimedia section is still reserved for political/news subject matter.

When I saw that your video was coming from YouTube, it was just a matter of clicking the logo on the lower right, which took me to the YouTube page. Then I clicked on the "Share" button, and copied and pasted the URL.


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Response to rocktivity (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 11:25 AM

20. Thanks!

Didn't know we could do that.

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:12 AM

10. Yeah, I get it. Thank you for embedding the video :) n/t

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 12:45 AM

4. Absolutely incredible! Thanks so much for posting this.

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 12:46 AM

5. great video, thanks

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 12:53 AM

6. That was pretty dang cool! Thanks (nt)

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:07 AM

7. THAT was freaking COOL!

Must be watched full screen!

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:09 AM

8. Awesome, thanks for posting !

I had the sound up on my studio monitor speakers. Amazing!

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:12 AM

9. Freakin' wow. Thanks! n/t

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:31 AM

11. almost gets to 3,000 mph.

When it loaded, first play, it kept breaking up here with my server. But when I hit replay I understood the film better, like when it breaks away and starts falling to earth.
They didn't show the splash down. Goes from parachutes out to waves on the beach. But cool to see, thanks.

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 02:03 AM

12. Awesome engineering!

The "product" is only in use for seven minutes at a time, but it better work as designed the whole seven minutes. Nervewracking assignment.

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 02:17 AM

13. Stumbled on this just now while

listening to Grateful Dead, "Fire on the Mountain"

The 3:53 mark says it all...



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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 02:21 AM

14. Best. Rollercoaster. Ride. Ever. nt

 

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 03:26 AM

15. K&R! Just wow!!!

Thanks so much for sharing this!

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:45 AM

16. Wow.

That's all I can say.

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 06:10 AM

17. kick nt

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 07:47 AM

18. wow wow

too amazing. thanks for sharing

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 08:52 AM

19. k&r

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Response to zappaman (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:07 PM

21. Hmmm, 0 to 2000 MPH in 90 seconds? ... Respectable.

Looks like my old 67 Chevelle SS could beat it over a 1/4 mile though.
Admittedly, the Shuttle has the Top End speed.


Kidding aside,
Spectacular Video,
and a DURec!

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