June 8, 2007
Due to a fortuitous scheduling situation
on a business trip to Orlando, I happened to be free on the evening of
June 8, 2007 when the Space Shuttle launched from Kennedy Space
I got some pretty amazing video of the launch - I was about as close as
you can get, 10.4 miles as measured by Google Earth. Here's a
placemark to the spot I was standing.
Here's two links to the video, but I don't think the sound is working.
I'll update them with a better edited version once I learn a little
more iMovie this week. The original 3 minute video is over 220
Meg and obviously too large for general consumption.
STS-117 Launch in Quicktime format
STS-117 Launch in MPEG-4 format
Please check back and view the updated video - it was really exciting
to finally see a live launch. I'll include some of the stories of
the trip as well.
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2007, Alex Kuhn