|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!
|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!
|Quoting N328KF (Reply 11):|
Though it's sort of creepy, the STS-51L launch is still fascinating.
|Quoting Thorny (Reply 9):|
From the left SRB looking up...
|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?
|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.