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Adam L
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« on: December 11, 2010, 07:06:56 PM »
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This is an amazing video to me.  It has the best images of the space shuttle launches I've ever seen.   My apologies if this has been posted before.

Pop yourself a bowl of popcorn and put this into wide screen viewing.  About 45 minutes long.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2VygftZSCs&feature=player_embedded#!

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2010, 07:32:24 PM »
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It took 'em a bit to get started, but this is really fascinating--thx for posting!
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010, 08:02:18 PM »
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Shuttle engine ignition at about T +7 sec., SRBs at about T+12.
Clear the tower, about 50 m,  at about T+17 seconds. Not bad for 4 millions lbs of mass.

impressive video
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 11:06:51 AM »
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Unbelievable imagery.  Thanks for posting this.

The fact that those long lens shots we're used to seeing (by long, they mean lenses several meters long) are all hand-operated is astounding to me.  I'd assumed they were done by some sophisticated motion-tracking servo system.  But trackballs?  Amazing.
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