If, like me, you have been mesmerised by the Space Shuttle since you first saw a launch, then you’ll love this.
My colleague posted this video on Facebook and I just had to share it with you. The video is a series of different slow motion cameras looking at the launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery on a few of its missions, mainly STS-124. The first few are from the engineering cameras that film at around 400fps in various location, close-up, around the Shuttle. There are some truly stunning slow motion clips of the 3 main engines lighting up, it’s hard to describe, almost magical, the detail is astounding!
There are 2 engineers from the Glenn Research Centre who talk you through the different shots and about the different cameras and about how the shuttle operates. All very fascinating. I learnt a lot of interesting information that I didn’t know before.
So please, sit back, relax and gawp in amazement at this incredible video!