ExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 930 times:
NASA finally installed a rear-facing remote video camera to the external fuel tank of the Space Shuttle Atlantis to record today's launch. The footage, for those that did not see it, was INCREDIBLE. Everything was going well until the SRB separation when it looks like propellant covered the lens and fogged it up.
Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5042 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 829 times:
Yes, I saw the replay of the entire sequence from ignition until this camera went out. Excellent! For those who did not see it, when the Solid rocket Boosters seperated, the "cloud" of smoke fogged up the lens of the little remote cam. you could barely make out the shape of the Orbiter and the big Brown tank which the camera was mounted on. I thought it might show when the tank itself seperates, but it was not clear enough.
But a very good show nevertheless!!!
Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens