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!


Author: Ivan Astybuttich

Ex-cosmonaut Ivan Astybuttich has retired from the Russian space program and now pursues his other love, managing the SkyRocket Cafe. Having been presumed missing in space, this "lost cosmonaut" actually landed near our airport and, seeing the tremendous business opportunity presented, established his cafe. Ivan's SkyRocket Cafe specializes in space-themed food and has a range of space memorabilia and videos on display.

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