Shuttle Waltz

November 19, 2009 By: erik Category: Geeky, Science, Timelapse, Videos 144 views

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thumbI’m a bit of a NASA TV addict. I particularly love watching live shuttle launches and ISS docking maneuvers. The fact that we can launch ourselves up out of our atmosphere and rendezvous with a space station moving at 7.7 kilometers per second 340 km above the Earth blows my mind every single time. Yesterday, as I was watching STS-129 approach the ISS, I had to pause the video to do something else, and when I moved the Quicktime slider back up to the live feed, I noticed how much cooler it all looked at accelerated speed. So I saved the feed I’d been watching, sped it up twelve times, and put some music to it.

While I admit that the music selection is hardly original, I think you have to admit that it is absolutely perfect.

  • Escorpiuser

    I love space (and scientific) matters, too. Did I tell you that I have a science background? Well, you could read it in my blog profile.

    I don’t watch NASA channel, but I read the NASA newsletter, that spreads about the several investigations they realize.

    I am also an occasional ISS gazer.

    Very nice your music-video mix.

  • StevoR

    Loved it. That was beautiful & speeding up the footage has certainly made it *very* 2001. Music helps too. Cheers for doing & sharing this! 🙂

    (Visting via the BA blog entry if you’re curious.)