Space shuttle Endeavour and the STS-134 crew begin the journey to the International Space Station on May 16, 2011.
The space shuttle Endeavour has blasted off on Nasa’s penultimate shuttle flight, thundering through cloudy Florida skies and into orbit.
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The Johannes Kepler takes off from French Guiana bound for the International Space Station.
Warning – this video is nearly 45 minutes long but well worth the watch!
From the description:
Photographic documentation of a Space Shuttle launch plays a critical role in the engineering analysis and evaluation process that takes place during each and every mission. Motion and Still images enable Shuttle engineers to visually identify off-nominal events and conditions requiring corrective action to ensure mission safety and success. This imagery also provides highly inspirational and educational insight to those outside the NASA family.
This compilation of film and video presents the best of the best ground-based Shuttle motion imagery from STS-114, STS-117, and STS-124 missions. Rendered in the highest definition possible, this production is a tribute to the dozens of men and women of the Shuttle imaging team and the 30yrs of achievement of the Space Shuttle Program.
The video was produced by Matt Melis at the Glenn Research Center.