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'Best of the best' Shuttle launch footage

What follows is not the usual fare and in fact may be most suitable for the geeky set but I found it fascinating:

Matt Melis, a longtime NASA engineer, has taken to the 'Tube to show off what he calls "the best of the best" imagery from shuttle launches, including hi-definition video

Melis has been in the launch analysis game for quite some time. His 45-minute tribute to space shuttle launches is incredibly educational and a fascinating watch for fans of space programs.

You'll get to hear NASA engineers explain every imaginable detail of a shuttle launch as footage from the ground and from the shuttles themselves show what goes into the first phase of a successful space mission. You'll get to see launches for STS-114, STS-117, and STS-124 missions.

In short, if you're really into space stuff, this YouTube video is the director's commentary of your dreams.


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Comments (3)

Rick,Thank you so ... (Below threshold)
Michael K.:

Rick,

Thank you so much for the link to this spectacular video. My sons and I just finished watching it and were in amazement. Everyone needs to watch this.

-Michael

Killer video and your time ... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Killer video and your time will be well spent watching it.

I just want to mention that... (Below threshold)
Idahoser:

I just want to mention that watching a video like this is a great memory trigger after you've actually been present for a launch, but you simply have no idea what you're missing if video is all you've seen. With so few remaining, your opportunities are dwindling... but you must see a live launch, preferably from the on-base viewing area you have to buy tickets for. Yes, it's worth it!




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