December 9th, 2006, 10:57 PM #1
Fuzzy Shuttle Launch Video from Winter Park
hehe. Here you go:
latest quicktime required. Thing took off the second I got my tripod up almost
We wanted to go much closer but they scrubbed the launch that night and driving out once was enough for me It isnt as cool as some of the stuff on NASA TV but at least you guys can say you know the guy who filmed the video
December 10th, 2006, 04:17 AM #2
awesome video phen!Super Gerbil
December 10th, 2006, 06:39 PM #3
Man, that must've been a blast to catch. I'm so jealous! Your vid looks pretty good even with the distance.
I've been wanting to catch a launch for the longest time but scrubbed launches and long windows make it difficult. Someday it will happen.
December 10th, 2006, 07:43 PM #4
So many cool pics come out of a night launch.
You can't fix stupidity.
December 10th, 2006, 07:45 PM #5
December 10th, 2006, 07:46 PM #6
Got even two fuzzier pics!
Once I figured the camera wasn't going to do it....I switched to Binocs so that I could get a closer view while listening!
The Thur night abort at the last minute was definately a bummer.
The view once it approched and broke through the cloud line was awesome!
Last edited by cadetstimp; December 10th, 2006 at 07:49 PM.
December 10th, 2006, 07:58 PM #7
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Nice photo M_six, what were the exposure settings?
I've never seen one of those take off, it would be cool to watch I'm sure.
December 10th, 2006, 08:10 PM #8
Wow, M_Six. Did you grab that from some place?
December 10th, 2006, 08:11 PM #9
December 10th, 2006, 08:14 PM #10You can't fix stupidity.
December 10th, 2006, 08:25 PM #11
That looks huge even from 50 miles away. It would be cool to be there watching. Or flying.
Thanks for the vid, Phen.
December 10th, 2006, 10:46 PM #12
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that was insanely awesome!Good job, friend-of-friends!
December 11th, 2006, 12:15 AM #13
December 11th, 2006, 03:13 AM #14
I'll ck that one out. Aren't the night launches great?
You really should head over toward Cape Canaveral one night, maybe sit on the beach at Coco and film it.
December 11th, 2006, 08:05 AM #15
December 13th, 2006, 01:08 AM #16
The Shuttle has 2 solid boosters and each holds over a million pounds of solid propellant. Those are the 2 candles that get it off the ground. It also has an external tank that holds over 500,000 gallons of liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen to fuel the main engines. An average mission cost is around 400 to 500 million bucks total.
The orbiter itself and external tank carry about 836,000 gallons of liquid propellants: hydrogen, oxygen, hydrazine, monomethylhydrazine, and nitrogen tetroxide. The total liquid propellant weight is more than 1.5 million pounds.
This link explains some of the propulsion fuels used by NASA.
Basically, when they launch, the astronauts are riding on top of a potential inferno. Their lives depend on a lot of people to get it right. They definitely have more guts than I'll ever have.
If our military performed like the White House and Congress, we'd all be speaking a foreign language.
December 13th, 2006, 02:05 PM #17You can't fix stupidity.
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