Shuttle Atlantis STS-132 - Amazing Shuttle Launch Experience

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Shuttle Atlantis STS-132 - Amazing Shuttle Launch Experience 4.5
Kennedy Space Center, May 14th 2010.
I was privileged to travel to the Kennedy Space Center, to watch the launch of Atlantis, on what was then, the final "scheduled" flight of the orbiter (STS-132). This video is my homage to the shuttle program, through the in depth experience of a single orbiter launch. I believe we should be thankful for the Atlantis orbiter, all her astronauts, the countless NASA staff who made her fly, and the American people who created a space vehicle of extraordinary power and grace.

This footage incorporates numerous camera views from the ground, footage I took during launch, and video and audio from NASA showing the orbiter stack itself, during takeoff and flight -- in order to experiencing the all the preparation and the resulting eight and a half minute exhilarating ride into space.

In places, the timeline of the actual events has been extended slightly to allow us to see different viewpoints of the same moment, and better experience the amazing feat of launching a spacecraft into orbit.

Enjoy the ride!


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After this flight, Atlantis was processed and prepared to fly one last time... this time as "on call" STS-335, which would remain flight ready, should either of the remaining two orbiters flights require a rescue mission.

A rescue flight was not needed and Congress, in a rare moment of clarity, appropriated enough money to extend the program to allowed the already "flight ready" Atlantis to launch one last time and to become the last shuttle mission of the Shuttle Program, as STS-135.

Atlantis now has a home at the Kennedy Space Center.


MUSIC TRACKS (In order of appearance)
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1) Band Of Brothers Suite Two, Band Of Brothers, (Michael Kamen)
2) Rise, The Space Between Us, (Craig Armstrong)
3) After The Storm, The Space Between Us, (Craig Armstrong)
4) After Antietam, Glory Soundtrack, (James Horner)
5) Now We Are Free (Juba's Mix), Gladiator: More Music From The 6) Motion Picture, (Hanz Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard)
7) Hymn, The Space Between Us, (Craig Armstrong)

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This is a great video I wanted to say thank you so much for taking the time to put this together. There are a lot of great things happening with the space program and other companies participating in the space program, but there's something especially amazing about what NASA has done and what they have accomplished through the work of so many people. I really encourage people to check out the book "High Calling" written by the Columbia Commander Rick husband wife.

Author — Relivit Media Productions

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Just a casual 9 years ago... Still miss the Space shuttle.

Author — Mr. Boomguy

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I love that airstream RV that the astronauts ride to the shuttle in, its soo dope!!

Author — life sentence sux so does playz

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When ever I see these launch vids I wonder why there’s not a bigger crowd of people watching. If I lived near this I’d want to be three every time.

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The legendary space shuttle. May she RIP. Thank you for your service.

Author — Niklas Enblom

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Probably one of the most exciting moments of my life was to go from the U.K. to Florida and get the opportunity to stand with people from all over the world to watch a shuttle lift off. The vibration in my legs and chest and the lovely people around me made it exciting but extremely sad moment to see one of the last shuttle launches as the space program for the shuttle came to an end. Lots of emotional people at cape canaveral base.
The Americans have terrible tv and fast food but my god they pulled the stops out when the first shuttle lifted off in the 1980’s . Since that first launch I skipped school to watch on tv. I made a deal with myself that no matter what happens I have to witness a live launch . Incredible

Author — MARK HAWTHORNE

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9:21
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Author — salika mehela

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This is one of the most impressive things I‘ve ever saw.

Author — the2jaywhite

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i have been watching these shuttle launches for years and recently i have only just noticed the shuttle when it does it's "TWANG" movement just before launch when the 3 main engines start up, surely the astronauts must feel it sway

Author — j marston

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Mr. Beast: Stay on Earth and you win $5, 000

Chandler:

Author — Buckboyking

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What a beautiful bird! What a difference of images with the first launches; the accompaniment music is really well chosen. Thank you very much for this beautiful video!

Author — Renato Toma

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Stephen Roberts, - "The most beautifull amazing machine ever built", it even has correlations to the Taj Hahal, a stunning video, Johnathan, Thank you.

Author — Joe Moss

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I'm crying watching this as it's just awesome.

Author — Live for SOMETHING or die for NOTHING

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Wow some absolutely incredible footage here.. 💪 👌

Author — PhixDj

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Actual launch at approximately 9:15, liftoff a bit after 9:55

Author — Johannson Romero

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The most amazing and beautiful machine ever built. We should be doing things like this instead of fighting each other.

Author — Stephen Roberts

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So cool to see them get ready I can’t imagine.

Author — Christopher C

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Bravo: Une des meilleures video sur un lancement de STS!

Author — Eric W

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Great video, great music. Thank you for sharing.

Author — Augusto Machete

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I felt like playing Sid Meier's Civilization 6

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