Watch the Space Shuttle Launch from Every Angle

Alternate title: The Best Space Shuttle Launch Replay Video Ever

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-6 1. VzlaBoy commented 14 years ago

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+22 2. OMGkungfu commented 14 years ago

we can shoot a man in too space, but we still cant clean up after our selfs.. look at all the junk that this ship drops in space. in 30 years you can book a flight in to space, and all u can see is a great floating garbage pile!...
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+7 3. Motanum commented 14 years ago

I would love to see that live.

You are so far away, take at first it is a quite launch, but then you hear a tremendously loud sound, thats when you realize how powerful those rockets are
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+7 4. SilverPT commented 14 years ago

I guess its the greatest/most exciting/coolest 381 seconds you could ever have. A truly lifetime experience only within the reach of a handfull of lucky ones :)
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0 5. banzemanga commented 14 years ago

lol a dove flew pass by the camera: 1:19 8-)
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0 6. LB187 commented 14 years ago

The category says it all...
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+15 7. MiNo commented 14 years ago

#2, The parachutes at the end of the video clearly indicate that the solid rocket boosters on each side are collected and reused. The main external tank incinerates completely after miles of free fall through the atmosphere. The only "garbage" would be the products remaining from the rocket fuel combustion.
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0 8. Highmeadow commented 14 years ago

20-year old technology, now. When it was designed, there weren't any cell phones to speak of. The latest model was the size of a brick and you carried it in a bag. Think about that!!!
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0 9. laughingscorpion commented 14 years ago I have motion sickness. :O
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+2 10. patriotaus commented 14 years ago

#8 Your argument is invalid
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+2 11. Darnko commented 14 years ago

An Awesome engineering feat, This Shuttle, Atlantis, has just returned from it last Voyage to be retired after 25 years and about 32 trips. :)

I saw that bird fly by and thought it to be a hawk? :)
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0 12. MSandD commented 14 years ago

at 0:55 it's the coolest angle and scene I've ever seen
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-5 13. irishgek commented 14 years ago

Years ago while on holiday in florida i was luckey enough to see one (from a few miles away on a small platform) while every tourist was watching and counting down i herd a local shout to his friends "hey guys look a turtle" as a small turtle was crossing the path behind them .... all i could think was jesus christ a shuttle is about to launch in 5 seconds and you want your mates to stare at a bloody turtle !!!
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+1 14. karl_os commented 14 years ago

To the infinity and beyond!

(sorry, had to say it)
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-2 15. nofreeusername commented 14 years ago

2:20 thats to way to style ;)
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+1 16. LB187 commented 14 years ago

#8 is a perfect example of why we need +1 -1 and WTF? buttons. Some comments don't necessarily deserve a -1. But a WTF? :S would be great! >:)
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0 17. jhvh1 commented 14 years ago

sad that there are only two more launches for me to watch from my back yard.
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-1 18. OPixel commented 14 years ago

Full version of this vid:

its sad thou to retire this engineering marvel!
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-1 19. Rizzon commented 14 years ago

@(removed comment) You really think they don't update the hardware?
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-1 20. LB187 commented 14 years ago

#(removed comment) I remember reading that the Shuttles each have 5 state of the art computers that constantly communicating with each other and if the smallest packet of data is dropped by any one computer, the remaining 4 shut down the one that "malfunctioned" to eliminate the possibility of accident due to computer error or failure.

I don't know what OS they are running but I doubt it is commercial and I would bet that it is years ahead of OSX and 7 put together...
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-2 21. LB187 commented 13 years ago

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"The Shuttle uses five identical IBM 32-bit general purpose computers. Four redundant computers run identical software - operating in lockstep, constantly checking each other. If one fails, the three functioning computers "vote" it out of the system. This isolates it from vehicle control. If a second computer of the three remaining fails, the two functioning computers vote it out. In the rare case of two out of four computers simultaneously failing (a two-two split), one group is picked at random.

A fifth backup computer system runs different software developed by a different company. The fifth computer is used only if the entire four-computer primary system fails."

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0 22. angrytattedguy commented 13 years ago

Garbage pile Lol do you realize how insignifigant our species or planet for that matter is. So a star going supernova and blowing out debree which created materials like iron that was later made into a rocket shell that eventually returned to space is garbage lol how small minded you are.