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Video: Space Shuttle Launch Viewed From an Airplane

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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 09:42 AM
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Hell yeah!!





posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 09:49 AM
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I don't like planes. At all. Never did, never will. But I would have LOVED to be on that one !!!

Awesome view!




posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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Such a shame the U.S.A. scrapped the only GOOD tax funded program.....



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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Awesome!!!

Thanks for that.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 10:05 AM
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How many times has anyone been able to see a shuttle launch from the air like that.

Nice find.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 10:07 AM
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Cool! I was waiting for a video like this...

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 10:12 AM
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I love the announcement from the Captain. Those on the right side can see the space shuttle. Those on the left can see those on the right looking at the space shuttle. Too funny.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 10:12 AM
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Commercial jets cruise at >30,000 feet. The Shuttle passes the altitude of this plane at the 00:19 in this video.


S & F



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 10:15 AM
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That was an awesome video. I've watched the shuttle program since the first launch way back when and have never seen a video like that one. Thank you for sharing it!



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 10:45 AM
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There may be fighter pilots training or patrolling the area quite regularly

www.dailymail.co.uk...



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 10:51 AM
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Awesome vid, I'd love to see it from that perspective in person.

Thanks for posting!




(geaux Saints!)



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 10:55 AM
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I really enjoyed this video, thankyou very much for sharing it with us.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:07 AM
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very cool video.


I really don't even have a good guess at this, so I will not even attempt to speculate, but I am curious.

Does anyone know (or have a reasonable idea of) the distance the shuttle was from the plane, around the time when the shuttle's altitude was the same as the planes?



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:16 AM
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Just eyeballing it (looking at KSC on the ground for comparison) looks like the airliner was about 30 to 40 miles from the Cape.

I'll check some aeronautical charts......

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Just looked at the chart. YouTube author says he had departed Orlando...they are obviously Northbound (probably not quite yet to cruise altitude, but somewhere between more than 25,000, and final cruise altitude, I'd guess). From Orlando to the KSC on the Cape, about 35 nautical miles direct. (~41 statute).

So, they were looking just slightly behind the airliner.....(would help if I knew his destination, and flight number...could be more accurate).
edit on 26 February 2011 by weedwhacker because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by janon
I love the announcement from the Captain. Those on the right side can see the space shuttle. Those on the left can see those on the right looking at the space shuttle. Too funny.


lol - I liked the way he said (I presume it was the captain) that 'No one can complain that we are late! - you all got to see that, drinks are on the house' 'Yay' said the cabin lol



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 12:01 PM
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Meh.. that's no rocket,. that's a contrail.


Seriously, that was cool. Makes for a memorable flight.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 12:14 PM
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I really don't know anything about laws pertaining to a launch. I was just assuming that the entire area would be a restricted no-fly zone during launch times. If I had made a guess, I would of thought much farther than 40 miles. thanks for the answer.


Originally posted by rogerstigers
Meh.. that's no rocket,. that's a chemtrail.

Someone had to say it.

(and yes, I changed the word in the quote)



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 04:09 PM
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Very cool. Thanks for posting.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 04:50 PM
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Information about the ISS Expedition 26.

And a link to the Space Shuttle Mission STS-133.

Tons of data and information on the missions and various aspects.
Totally worth a read.



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by Zaanny
Such a shame the U.S.A. scrapped the only GOOD tax funded program.....


No kidding right? Hah.

I am almost always against gov't waste, but if you produce human advancement in such a tangible way, I can't help but like it.

I am a junkie for actual progress, and space travel is the future.

NASA's budget is around 20billion a year, according to this Official Budget Document

That's hardly anything really.

Compare that to the trillions we spend on Defense budgets and bailing out banks.



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