Video: STS-134 Ascent Imagery Highlights

Space shuttle Endeavour and the STS-134 crew begin the journey to the International Space Station on May 16, 2011.

Space Shuttle Endeavor Launch from an Airplane

Stefanie Gordon took this from her airplane seat and tweeted it.

Beautiful and incredible.

Video: Space Shuttle Endeavour Lifts off

The space shuttle Endeavour has blasted off on Nasa’s penultimate shuttle flight, thundering through cloudy Florida skies and into orbit.

Video: AIr Force Atlas 5 Blasts Off

US Defense Department launches first satellite of new missile-warning system

Ariane rocket blasts off from French Guyana

The Johannes Kepler takes off from French Guiana bound for the International Space Station.

Awesome Compilation of Shuttle Launch Videos and a Commemoration

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.

New Crew Blasts off to ISS

Expedition 26 has lifted off from Kazahkstan. Watch the spectacular video below.