Atlantis Launch SRB Camera Videos

July 14th, 2011 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

This is SO cool. Cameras mounted on both of the solid rocket boosters during the final Shuttle launch show what it would be like to ride one from the launch pad, into space, falling back through the atmosphere, and then splashing into the ocean. The total video runs 32 minutes, with multiple camera views from both boosters. I watched the whole thing and is it was worth it.

8 Responses to “Atlantis Launch SRB Camera Videos”

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  1. Geo says:

    Thank you Dr. Spencer! Watching that video was not only hypnotic, but certainly provided a few drops of pride in humanity, within the sea of “guilt” that has been thrust upon us.

    Just spectacular!!

  2. Magnificent! Being in Huntsville definitely has its advantages…
    Would you happen to know what altitude the SRBs reach, and how high they are when the chutes are released?

  3. Martin Clauss says:

    That is AWESOME ! I went to the NASA website and downloaded the video.
    Thank you Dr. Spencer for all that you do, and all I have learned from your website (as well as others).

  4. Hank Roberts says:

    Best moments: 07:00 to 07:08, as the solid fuel booster with the live camera disconnects — the video showing the Shuttle, with only its external fuel tank still attached, rocketing away.

  5. Hank Roberts says:

    But — where the heck is everybody?

    There are only 1300 people watching the live high definition video from the station — about like that all day.

    Tune in, people.

  6. Martin says:

    Hank Roberts, I think that people have lost their interest in space flights. I greatly appreciate their achievements, but people want something like piloted mission to Mars.

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