Motion-stabilized tracking shot of space shuttle Discovery during the STS-124 ascent. Images are presented without cropping and appear to float in accordance with the camera movements while the main subject remains steady. Audio demonstrates the time difference between seeing and hearing a launch when viewed from a distant location. Duration: 1 minute 30 seconds.
Higher bitrate versions of this video can be viewed and downloaded at the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/launch-bonus1
This is part of a group of clips depicting space shuttle launches using NASA engineering and broadcast television footage. The following videos are also included in this set:
Long Range Tracking Shot - Extended view of space shuttle Discovery during the STS-124 ascent as filmed by a long range tracking camera. Stabilized images are enlarged and cropped to maintain consistent frame dimensions. Audio is from the television broadcast. vimeo.com/91481298
Space Shuttle Roll Maneuver - Discovery lifting off and rolling over during the STS-114 launch. Presented with STS-124 mission audio. vimeo.com/91687445
Full Image Roll Maneuver - Stabilized images of the STS-114 liftoff are presented without cropping and appear to float in accordance with the camera movements. Audio is an astronaut's description of the STS-110 launch. vimeo.com/91481956
Rocket Engine Tracking Shot - Extended view of space shuttle Atlantis during the STS-132 ascent accompanied by audio from the television broadcast. The camera focuses on the Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs) and Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs). vimeo.com/91476460
Portions of this footage appear in the following short movies:
Launch: All Systems Go - vimeo.com/profitic/launch-asg-30
Launch: Maximum Thrust - vimeo.com/profitic/launch-maxt-ca
Launch [Trailer] - vimeo.com/profitic/launch-trailer
Produced and edited by Ivan Myles. Footage provided by NASA courtesy of NASASpaceFlight.com and Internet Archive:
Ascent - Commemorating Shuttle
- http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/l2/ (requires membership)
NASA Audio Highlight Reels, Soundbites and Launch Sounds
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