In the past, there have been other videos of space shuttle launches taken from the perspective of the machine’s solid rocket boosters – but none like this. Besides being filmed in high definition and from multiple angles, this video takes you through the booster’s complete journey, following along through the launch, ejection, and the plummet back to earth from 150,000 feet.
Michael Interbartolo, a former employee of the Shuttle Program at Mission Control in Houston posted the video to Google+ yesterday, along with the following description:
Just got this from the guys at Glenn who are finalizing the new special edition DVD/BluRay version of Ascent: Commemorating Shuttle which this will be an extra on. The video is shot from the Solid Rocket Booster Perspective up and down with enhanced sound thanks to Ben Burtt’s son and the folks at Skywalker Sound. The team is still trying to figure out how to release this all to the public, but for now enjoy an exclusive first look. +NASA youtube doesn’t even have the video.
Hit the jump to check out the video, and let the sense of awe and wonder commence.