Monday, June 2, 2008

Space Shuttle Discovery- STS 124

Space Shuttle Discovery Launch (May 31, 2008)
The Space Shuttle Discovery launched into space from Kennedy Space Center on May 31, 2008 at 5:02 pm. It's job is to deliver and install Japan's Kibo laboratory to the International Space Station. Where I viewed the launch, there were some low clouds that blocked the view of the shuttle for a few seconds, but beyond that there were clear skies. It was even clear enough to see the boosters separate from the shuttle!

Here is a video of the launch that I filmed. A little shaky in the beginning, but it soon improves:

Of course, NASA TV always has some impressive videos of the launch that end up on Youtube. Like their video of the launch:

Or their video of the shuttle's external fuel tank falling below the shuttle:

Only seven shuttle launches left, then nothing until the Orion program starts in 2014(if it happens)...

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