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Any Space Shuttle/Rocket Launch Videos Out There?

Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:07 am

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!

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RE: Any Space Shuttle/Rocket Launch Videos Out There?

Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:12 am

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

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/
 
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RE: Any Space Shuttle/Rocket Launch Videos Out There?

Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:29 am

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
 
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RE: Any Space Shuttle/Rocket Launch Videos Out There?

Sun Jul 09, 2006 12:54 pm

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

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RE: Any Space Shuttle/Rocket Launch Videos Out There?

Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:12 am

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]
 
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Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:26 am

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!
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Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:43 am

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!
 
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Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:48 am

My friend Gordon Showed it to me so I thought why not share it as its a NASA video!
 
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Mon Jul 10, 2006 8:06 am

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

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Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:27 am

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
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RE: Any Space Shuttle/Rocket Launch Videos Out There?

Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:07 am

Though it's sort of creepy, the STS-51L launch is still fascinating.
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RE: Any Space Shuttle/Rocket Launch Videos Out There?

Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:17 am

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.
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RE: Any Space Shuttle/Rocket Launch Videos Out There?

Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:40 am

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.

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RE: Any Space Shuttle/Rocket Launch Videos Out There?

Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:34 am

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
 
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RE: Any Space Shuttle/Rocket Launch Videos Out There?

Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:52 am

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.
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Sat Jul 15, 2006 7:09 am

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.
 
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RE: Any Space Shuttle/Rocket Launch Videos Out There?

Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:39 am

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

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