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Take a Ride on the Space Shuttle's Booster Rocket: VIDEO


The most amazing thing about this clip of a ride on one of the Space Shuttle's booster rockets is the sound, which has been mixed and enhanced by Skywalker Sound. Do yourself a favor and put some headphones on when you watch.

Its from the Special Edition Ascent: Commemorating Space Shuttle DVD/BluRay.


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  1. That made me a little queasy. And I can't say I understood what I was seeing at all times. Fascinating tho. And great sound!

    Posted by: AJ | Mar 16, 2012 1:28:03 PM

  2. Rather unnerving to see the crappy construction of the space shuttle up close - complete with missing tiles. Hopefully they will not scrimp on the design of the next spaceship.

    Posted by: Rance | Mar 16, 2012 2:08:54 PM

  3. Rance - "crappy construction" ? "scrimp on the design" ? Intern at JPL for about 15 minutes before you make ridiculous comments like that.

    Posted by: Tre | Mar 16, 2012 2:30:50 PM

  4. Interesting that they splash down so close to each other at the end.
    I thought that they would be very far apart, perhaps a world away.

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Mar 16, 2012 4:12:34 PM

  5. They aren't missing tiles, you twit, they're just darker. Shuttles have exploded from damaged tiles, there's no way they'd have it fly if those tiles were completely missing. Understandable concern at the construction, but just think calmly for a second.

    Posted by: danjh | Mar 16, 2012 4:56:20 PM

  6. That was cool!

    Posted by: GaryJ | Mar 17, 2012 2:36:56 AM

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