Friday, March 16, 2012
I'm freaked out--UnbeLIEVEable HD video, FLY w/the shuttle
Do yourself a favor and WATCH this. I just did and expect I'll never forget it.
Per Robert T. Gonzalez who posted it on i09,
"Absolutely mindblowing video shot from the Space Shuttle during launch
Drop whatever you're doing and watch this. NASA has released videos shot from onboard the Space Shuttle's Solid Rocket Boosters in the past, but you've never seen one prepared as masterfully as this.
"For one thing, the footage was shot in high definition, so the image is exceptionally clear. But what puts this video head and shoulders above most other rocketcams is the sound. The audio has been remastered by the folks over at Skywalker Sound (yes, that Skywalker Sound), and the final product is nothing short of incredible."
And watching the speed tick up into the 4 digits will blow your mind.
And for some reason, it made me cry. =)
Maybe because of the amazing work that was required to make it possible,
but I expect also 'cause it shows you our little blue baby planet
and it just makes me think about how amazing it is, and how much it's endured.
And if you're not from Earth, you have to pass a trial by fire-of-re-entry
to earn the right to even TRY to live here.
But for us, it's home. And I'm so grateful. =)
Guess that makes this video literally AWEsome.
Oh, and the sound is incredible.