The flight of a booster

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bob's Blog has a very interesting post called Riding the rocket booster. It is a video that shows the flight of a Shuttle booster from lift-off to splash down some 8 minutes later.  

After separation you see the Shuttle pull away, the other booster tumbling in and out of the view and the contrail from Canaveral. What's really interesting about the video is the booster was miked so you hear the sounds of its flight. 

Be sure to head over to Bob's to watch it, and crank the volume up, because the creaking and groaning it makes is pretty amazing.