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24-05-2010, 03:03 AM
Go team, 5D Mark II.
24-05-2010, 08:17 AM
What a great clip. The support staff look like busy little ants getting things ready.:)
24-05-2010, 08:53 AM
24-05-2010, 09:08 AM
Good video - but wasn't there another one around a while back essentially telling the same story?
Makes you wonder about the cost of the infrastructure involved, and the waste it's going to with the demise of the shuttle programme. Wow... :shrug: I hope that a great deal of it will be effectively re-deployed. :question:
24-05-2010, 09:14 AM
I think the one you're referring to might be the official ones by NASA put together after each flight (since STS-130, I think). Those ones are a montage of video and stills, whilst this one's just crazy-destroy-your-shutter madness.
Also, oops, just realised I posted the mobile link as I was browsing and posting from my iPhone.
Thanks for the link. Beautiful clip!
24-05-2010, 06:45 PM
26-05-2010, 05:58 AM
great stuff H
26-05-2010, 08:21 AM
Yes quite an amazing time lapse.
Don't forget to mark your calendar for the last ever Shuttle Mission this year! To my knowledge there are no projects in hand new independant soace vehicles like the shuttle - just commercial payload rockets with 1960s technology.
I have grey hair (well a bit left like some of you) and very fortunate to have listened to John Kennedy's speach in high school, then watch the massive Apollo and shuttle programs develop.
Now all that amazing engineering at the Kennedy Space Center may well slowly rust away. My family were fortunate to visit KSC in 1995 and watch a Shuttle move to the launch pad and a routine satellite launch that day.
The facility and the museum exhibits are still worth the visit, but next year it will no longer be same. Perhaps our kids think of space travel as a bus service rather than the pioneering adventure of my lifetime.
So the political will to invest billions on deeper space travel is no longer attractive, or since the GFC possible.
What do our younger members think of manned space exploration?
26-05-2010, 09:33 AM
Despite it being expensive and what some may consider sluggish, I, for one will miss the Space Shuttle. The first one launched when I was 2. I to this day remember the television footage of Challenger going up in flames.
I get chills down my spine everytime I watch a live launch. How lucky were you to visit KSC and see a launch! I think this will be one of my life long regrets in not having felt a launch. I think that word is probably the best way to describe a launch.
In my mind, there is a great deal of romance associated with the Shuttle and I don't think we're going to have this weird romance with any other proposed system if it ever comes to fruition.
But, I suppose, it's not about romance, it's about saving money and sending better craft up there.
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