Riding the Boosters

Stunning images, and enhanced sound, in this video from Nasa of the view from the space shuttle’s solid rocket boosters as they push the shuttle up into orbit, and then fall back down to Earth. Enjoy!

As the Guardian’s GrrlScientist says

The number in the upper right hand corner is airspeed. The glint of light against the backdrop of space at 2:08 and 3:11 is the Space Shuttle going into low Earth orbit. These sounds were cleaned up and made more audible by Skywalker Sound, so you can clearly hear those eerie haunting moans of what it sounds like to be a solid rocket booster, falling to Earth from an altitude of 150,000 feet.

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  • pauluk

    Brilliant! Even better than the simulator was.

  • Red Lion

    astounding !! what an 8 minute trip !!

  • Fr.Tom

    mind-bending
    only a ” NI Parades” thread is whackier