Riding The Booster!
From an upcoming DVD/Blueray movie by NASA and astronaut John Glenn, some amazing footage of a Space Shuttle launch from the viewpoint of cameras mounted on one of the Solid Rocket Booster. You’ll see the launch, the Earth receding below, then a tumbling view after the boosters separate from the Shuttle and return on their own to Earth, initially in free-fall then below parachutes for a touchdown in the sea. When the Shuttle flew (it is, sadly, now retired) these boosters were recovered and re-used for more launches.
Amazing stuff and great footage!