its a real shame N.A.S.A. decided to retire the space shuttle program.the new launch vehicles will be more like the Saturn 5 rocket system they used
in the 20th century.i believe the first new launch vehicle is called Ares 1.good video.this will become a piece of N.A.S.A. history someday.
it seems suspicious that a plane is flying that close to a space shuttle launch.who knows maby they had permission to be there.usually planes
are not aloud to fly in the area of a space craft launch by F.A.A. safety regulations laws as a disaster could happen during launch of the space craft
and cause problems for the plane if debris were to hit and could cause the observing aircraft to crash.interesting thought now that you mention it
That was awesome! Those astronauts probably have to crowbar themselves out of their seats once they reach space! I've only ever seen launches on the
news, and they're usually close up and short in length.
Watching a shuttle never gets old, when I lived in Florida we could be in our pool and see it go over head and when it returned and broke the sound
barrier windows rattled and things shook and if one of your windows broke all you had to do was notify NASA and they took care of it once we went to
see it in person and the vibration and sound was so impressive and thrilling.
Those astronauts probably have to crowbar themselves out of their seats once they reach space!
Max G is about 3, and only briefly, considering. Here, since I'm a nerd geek, I enjoy videos like this (related) one. To get an impression of what
goes on, onboard.
From STS-121, also coincidentally, Discovery. (July 17, 2006). Just a cockpit view of the four (one out of view, only his right arm....the
Commander, in left seat) crew on the Flight Deck section. Total crew of seven, three on the Lower Deck.
Cmdr: Steven W. Lindsey
Pilot: Mark E. Kelly
Two in back are Mission Specialists.....(BTW...this was infamous Lisa Nowak's one and only space flight!! She lost her job later, as you may
recall....went a little nuts....LOL!)
That's Lisa Nowak on the right of screen (ship left) in back:
2 minutes prior to launch, launch at about 2:08 in video, and then the first 2 minutes of ascent. The SRBs (Solid Rocket Boosters) jettison at about
the 2-minute mark (after launch)...you can see the flash, at end:
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