"Everything's looking good." Launch: All Systems Go provides stunning views of the space shuttles' ascent from main engine ignition through Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) separation. The full length movie is presented in multiple versions as listed below. This opening clip is also available without subtitles: vimeo.com/profitic/launch-asg-op.
Video footage was recorded by NASA engineering and television cameras. Motion stabilization of long range shots provides excellent close-up views of the spacecraft in flight. Audio was captured by microphones positioned near the launch pad and aboard the orbiter. The soundtrack also features mission audio from launch team members at the Kennedy Space Center, flight control personnel in Houston, and the astronauts in the shuttle.
The opening title sequence provides a view of the STS-124 liftoff that was recorded by a camera on the Fixed Service Structure and played back at 1/4 speed. At T-0 the SRBs fire and the umbilical structure swings away from the external fuel tank. Water floods the Mobile Launcher Platform to absorb energy. There is a clear view of the exhaust plume as the shuttle rises above the pad.
The opening audio track includes an edited version of the pre-launch status check conducted by the NASA Test Director (NTD). Each team member gives the "go" for launch, ending with the NTD reporting back to the Launch Director. The status check is presented here in rapid succession. In actuality there is a brief discussion between the NTD and each team member.
Launch: All Systems Go is available in the following formats:
Higher bitrate copies of these videos are available for viewing and download at Internet Archive: archive.org/details/launch-asg.
The movie was developed in conjunction with Launch: Maximum Thrust -- a similar video that shows up to five synchronized camera views simultaneously: vimeo.com/profitic/launch-maxt-ca.
Produced and edited by Ivan Myles. Footage provided by NASA courtesy of NASASpaceFlight.com, nasa.gov, Internet Archive, and SpaceFlightNowPlus.com. Video clips used in the full length versions of this movie are from the following sources:
spaceflightnowplus.com/content.php?i=6208 (login required)
There are several audio sources including mission audio from STS-121, 133, 134, and 135; STS-132 and 135 Flight Control audio; STS-124 and 133 launch broadcasts; STS-124 post-flight presentation; and the NASA launch sounds archive:
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