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Any Space Shuttle/Rocket Launch Videos Out There?  
User currently offlineDLSLC From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 88 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4533 times:

Hello all,
I was just wondering if there are any Space Shuttle or any Rocket launch videos out there? I can't seem to find any. I would love some Space Shuttle videos especially. I'm looking mostly for a video that shows the Space Shuttles point of view during liftoff rather than a ground camera view. Any info would be much appreciated! Thanks!

Devin B.

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User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4525 times:

Before you buy anything go and Download some of these Video clips free from NASA!

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/


User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4518 times:

Quoting DLSLC (Thread starter):
I'm looking mostly for a video that shows the Space Shuttles point of view during liftoff rather than a ground camera view. Any info would be much appreciated! Thanks!

Here is the website for the RocketCam people. The first video on the page is the External Tank camera from last year's Shuttle launch.

http://www.eclipticenterprises.com/gallery_rocketcam.shtml


User currently offlineDLSLC From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 88 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4489 times:

Hey thanks a lot! Both sites have awesome videos! Any more would be appreciated!

Devin B.  wave 


User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4464 times:

There is a Special video out their showing the view from an SRB at Seperation from the Shuttle Stack it is rearly amazing!

It is a 5.0 Megga bytes video

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/...uttle/sts-121/mpg/srb_fd01h_ra.mpg

I suspect it will end up on the Rocket Cam website very soon!

[Edited 2006-07-09 21:15:04]

User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4489 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4457 times:

Quoting Lurch (Reply 4):
There is a Special video out their showing the view from an SRB at Seperation from the Shuttle Stack it is rearly amazing!

That's possibly some of the coolest Shuttle video I've ever seen!



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineDLSLC From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 88 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4437 times:

Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 5):
That's possibly some of the coolest Shuttle video I've ever seen!

I have to totally agree with JBird, just awesome footage. I wish there was more to it! But that is just awesome. Thanks a lot Lurch!


User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4437 times:

My friend Gordon Showed it to me so I thought why not share it as its a NASA video!

User currently offlineDLSLC From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 88 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4434 times:

Well it is sure a good thing you showed it, I have never seen anything like it from that poing of view. Spectacular.

Devin B.


User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4431 times:

Here's more

From the left SRB looking down....

http://www.nasa.gov/mov/151916main_sts-121_left_forward_srb_camera.mov

From the left SRB looking up...

http://www.nasa.gov/mov/151915main_sts-121_left_aft_srb_camera.mov


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4386 times:

Those are amazing videos, Thorny. I saw them yesterday on NASA TV.

Here's a clip from the above:

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/...uttle/sts-121/mpg/srb_fd01h_ra.mpg


User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6484 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4380 times:

Though it's sort of creepy, the STS-51L launch is still fascinating.


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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4489 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4376 times:

Quoting N328KF (Reply 11):
Though it's sort of creepy, the STS-51L launch is still fascinating.

Yeah, especially if you find the videos from angles that weren't shown on live TV. You can get a little bit of a better idea of the progression of events that way. TV cuts to several different views of the Shuttle right before the explosion, and it's the most common video of the launch, unfortunately.



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineDLSLC From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 88 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4309 times:

Quoting Thorny (Reply 9):
From the left SRB looking up...

In about the seventh second of this video, you see a lot of debris falling off, is this the foam that they talk about falling off that they are all worried about these days?
You can also see it falling in the video that is looking down.

Devin B.


User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4302 times:

Quoting DLSLC (Reply 13):
In about the seventh second of this video, you see a lot of debris falling off, is this the foam that they talk about falling off that they are all worried about these days?

No those are the "Tyvex covers" that cover the nozzles of the Reaction Control System jets while the vehicle is on the pad to keep rain out of them. These covers used to be plain old butcher paper, but NASA changed them when they found they could be a debris threat post-Columbia. The very low-mass Tyvex covers jettison while the vehicle is moving too slowly to pose a threat.

You can see one of them floating past Discovery's nose in this launch photo. It is casting a shadow on the nose just forward of the window in the round crew hatch.

http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=29329


User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4489 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4262 times:

Quoting Thorny (Reply 14):
No those are the "Tyvex covers" that cover the nozzles of the Reaction Control System jets while the vehicle is on the pad to keep rain out of them. These covers used to be plain old butcher paper, but NASA changed them when they found they could be a debris threat post-Columbia. The very low-mass Tyvex covers jettison while the vehicle is moving too slowly to pose a threat.

One slight correction: those are Tyvek covers. It's basically the same stuff that they use to wrap new houses with.



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineThorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4256 times:

Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 15):
One slight correction: those are Tyvek covers. It's basically the same stuff that they use to wrap new houses with.

Thanks! I'd never heard of Tyvek until STS-114 last year.


User currently offlineDLSLC From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 88 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4218 times:

Okay, good to know, wasn't aware of the covers, thanks!

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