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Video: Space Shuttle Launch Viewed From an Airplane

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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 06:33 PM
Very cool indeed. Thanks for sharing!

I have been a proponent of colonization for a long time, and it's a shame NASA's budget isn't more than what it is. Space exploration should be a priority. SIGH!

posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 07:14 PM
look at the size of that CHEMTRAIL!!!

posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 08:34 PM
Incredibly breath taking. I would have done anything to see that from that point of view, even go through a TSA freedom pat. I wonder what airline that is?

posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 08:38 PM
reply to post by PhotonEffect

Yea you are right the chances are really low to have such a view.

S & F for the thread

posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 08:45 PM
There are only one, maybe two more shuttle launches left. :-/

posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 09:38 PM
reply to post by ckno1

Absolutely great video thanx for posting!! I'm surprised no one is trying to debunk it and say it's a "fake".

posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 11:21 PM
Amazing video. It was unbelievable to see the shuttle launch from that altitude. I immediately downloaded that video. It's a keeper. Thanks for posting!

posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 02:48 AM
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.

posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 02:53 AM
This is just awsome!

That's what I call being at the right place at the right moment


posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 03:44 AM
reply to post by Dmonix
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 Dmonix....

posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 05:37 AM

Originally posted by PhotonEffect
How many times has anyone been able to see a shuttle launch from the air like that.

Nice find.

well now at least once that we know of

nice bit of lucky for those passengers....would rather have been on the shuttle though

posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 07:33 AM
Very cool.

posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 09:18 AM
OMG Look at that big-ass chemtrail. I hate space shuttles now.

posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 09:18 AM


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.

It was amazing to see how fast they actually go.

posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 09:36 AM
With the angle of the camera, and the distance from the ground and anomoly I would have to say this is either:

CGI, Weather Balloon, Chinese Lantern, Swamp Gas, Venus, Ball Lightning...

I call HOAX!

Kidding. Nice find.

posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 09:41 AM
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 were the good old days

posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 09:45 AM
I would like to thank TSA for making this video possible...

posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 10:06 AM
reply to post by BoneMosaic

Well, I wouldn't quite put it this way:

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) can see the flash, at end:

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posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 11:09 AM
reply to post by weedwhacker

Thanks for the info weedwacker
It's nowhere near as intense as I imagined it. The person in the back right, was crossing things off in his/her book!

I love how chilled they are at the start too, organizing their books. And the guy in the front looks like he's thinking
"let's get this show on the road!"

Thanks again

edit on 27-2-2011 by BoneMosaic because: details, details...

posted on Feb, 27 2011 @ 11:22 AM
reply to post by rogerstigers
I was just thinking that! I have seen a contrail on a 747 just like that!!!_javascript:icon('

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