Motion-stabilized tracking shot of space shuttle Discovery lifting off and rolling over during the STS-114 launch. Presented with STS-124 mission audio. Images are enlarged and cropped to maintain consistent frame dimensions. Duration: 32 seconds.
Higher bitrate versions of this video can be viewed and downloaded at the Internet Archive: 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:
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 while the main subject remains steady. Audio is an astronaut's description of the STS-110 launch. vimeo.com/91481956
Long Range Tracking Shot - Extended view of space shuttle Discovery during the STS-124 ascent as filmed by a long range tracking camera. Audio is from the television broadcast. vimeo.com/91481298
Full Image Tracking Shot - Stabilized images of the STS-124 ascent are presented without cropping and appear to float in accordance with the camera movements. Audio demonstrates the time difference between seeing and hearing a launch when viewed from a distant location. vimeo.com/91480826
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 nasa.gov:
Ascent - Commemorating Shuttle
- nasaspaceflight.com/l2/ (requires membership)
STS-124 Post Flight Presentation
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