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Riding the Booster in HD with enhanced sound. Just awesome! Like never seen before.


http://youtu.be/2aCOyOvOw5c

Drop whatever you're doing and watch this. NASA has released videos shot from onboard the Space Shuttle's Solid Rocket Boosters in the past, but you've never seen one prepared as masterfully as this.

For one thing, the footage was shot in high definition, so the image is exceptionally clear. But what puts this video head and shoulders above most other rocketcams is the sound. The audio has been remastered by the folks over at Skywalker Sound (yes, that Skywalker Sound), and the final product is nothing short of incredible.

Michael Interbartolo — who used to work on the Shuttle Program at Mission Control in Houston — had this to say about the video when he posted it to Google+ earlier this morning:

Just got this from the guys at Glenn who are finalizing the new special edition DVD/BluRay version of Ascent: Commemorating Shuttle which this will be an extra on. The video is shot from the Solid Rocket Booster Perspective up and down with enhanced sound thanks to Ben Burtt's son and the folks at Skywalker Sound. The team is still trying to figure out how to release this all to the public, but for now enjoy an exclusive first look. +NASA youtube doesn't even have the video.

Try to let what you're witnessing sink in. See those numbers flying past in the upper right hand corner? That's the Shuttle's airspeed. See that gleam of light against the inky backdrop of space at 2:08 and 3:11? That's the Shuttle continuing on its flight path into low Earth orbit. Hear the eerie rattling, haunting moans, and weird dinosaur noises? That's what it sounds like to be a Solid Rocket Booster, falling to Earth from an altitude of 150,000 feet.

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watched on fullscreen and got motion sickness

almost didn't make it.

Yeah man !

Intense!!,!

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egapele's picture

I wonder what the ship / vessel was in the

distance? You can see it in the footage after the booster hit the water. Did anyone else catch that?

Awesome video!

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The view from space

Thanks for posting this, Dex. I had never seen it before. After watching this, I was reminded of the first footage of earth (from above 100 KM) as it was captured from a V2 rocket launched from Desert Sands, New Mexico in 1946. This footage was gobbled up by the public and was used in several 1950's era science-fiction movies:


http://youtu.be/JBKvHMPrmT4

Nice!

Such an amazing view considering the era it was taken.

Thanks

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AWEmazing Dex!

Thanks for that brief escape off this crazy rock.

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Far out

Far out

Literally

Far out

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LittleWing's picture

Absolutely Stunning!

Wow!Beautiful footage! Made me a little dizzy in parts ;)
Thanks for sharing this.

Me too

The sounds are cool as well

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The sounds captured me!

Thanks for posting....really cool :)