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Discovery Video - Launch: Maximum Thrust
« on: 12/03/2013 11:04 PM »
This is a short, but very well put together video I stumbled upon via YouTube.  Multiple launch angles all synced and motion stabilized, including crew audio, PAO, and LCC COMMs.  Great work, and NSF is mentioned in the credits!


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« Last Edit: 12/03/2013 11:05 PM by Ford Mustang »

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Re: Discovery Video - Launch: Maximum Thrust
« Reply #1 on: 12/06/2013 01:42 PM »
Great video. Shame they added the PAO track. Didn't need it, at all.

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Re: Discovery Video - Launch: Maximum Thrust
« Reply #2 on: 12/06/2013 04:46 PM »
Wow, that *is* awesome. Rocket pr0n at its best!

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Re: Discovery Video - Launch: Maximum Thrust
« Reply #3 on: 12/06/2013 05:05 PM »
Great video. Shame they added the PAO track. Didn't need it, at all.

Chris, he provided alternate versions (captioned, non-captioned and just sound).  NSF is also credited on all the material.

Maximum Thrust Library:  https://archive.org/details/launch-maxt

All Systems GO Library:  https://archive.org/details/launch-asg

Thank you  Ford Mustang for finding this.  What a treasure.
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Launch: Maximum Thrust

Published on Sep 29, 2013
Experience the excitement of the space shuttles' rise to orbit. Launch: Maximum Thrust simultaneously shows up to five camera angles of the ascent from main engine ignition through Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) separation. This version features English subtitles of the crew communications. Other formats are also available:

- Crew Audio:
- Crew Audio with Subtitles: ---current view---
- Rocket Audio (no vocals):

Higher bitrate copies of these videos can be viewed and downloaded at Internet Archive: http://archive.org/details/launch-maxt.

Video footage was recorded by NASA engineering and television cameras. Motion stabilization of long range shots provides stunning close-up views of the spacecraft in flight. Audio was taken from multiple shuttle launches. Microphones positioned near the launch pad and aboard the orbiter captured the roar of the engines firing, the rush of air as the shuttle accelerates, and the explosive boom of SRB separation. The soundtrack also includes communications among the shuttle astronauts during the ascent.

The opening provides a slow motion view of the space shuttle ignition sequence. At T-0 an explosive charge releases the SRB hold down posts from the Mobile Launcher Platform. The rockets are ignited and liftoff occurs.

Subtitles for the shuttle crew members are displayed in accordance with the seating arrangement on the orbiter's flight deck.

Launch: Maximum Thrust was developed in conjunction with Launch: All Systems Go -- a similar movie presented in multiple formats:

- Main Sequence:
- With Subtitles:
- Split Screen:
- Special Edition:

Please also refer to the high energy trailer:

Produced and edited by Ivan Myles. Footage provided by NASA courtesy of NASASpaceFlight.com, SpaceFlightNowPlus.com, Internet Archive, and YouTube.com.
« Last Edit: 12/06/2013 07:01 PM by catdlr »
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Re: Discovery Video - Launch: Maximum Thrust
« Reply #4 on: 12/06/2013 05:07 PM »
All Systems GO:

Published on Sep 29, 2013
"Everything's looking good." Launch: All Systems Go provides stunning views of the space shuttles' ascent from main engine ignition through Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) separation. This movie is presented at 30 frames per second (fps); a list of alternative versions is included below.

Video footage was taken by NASA engineering and television cameras. Motion stabilization of long range shots provides excellent close-up views of the spacecraft in flight. Microphones positioned near the launch pad and aboard the orbiter captured the roar of the engines firing, the rush of air as the shuttle accelerates, and the explosive boom of SRB separation. The soundtrack also features mission audio from launch team members at the Kennedy Space Center, flight control personnel in Houston, and the astronauts in the shuttle.

The opening title sequence provides a slow motion view of the liftoff recorded by a camera on the Fixed Service Structure and played back at 1/4 speed. At T-0 the SRBs fire and the umbilical structure swings away from the external fuel tank. Water floods the Mobile Launcher Platform to absorb energy. There is a clear view of the exhaust plume as the shuttle rises above the pad.

The opening audio track includes an edited version of the pre-launch status check conducted by the NASA Test Director (NTD). Each team member gives the "go" for launch, ending with the NTD reporting back to the Launch Director. The status check is presented here in rapid succession. In actuality there is a brief discussion between the NTD and each team member.

Starting about 0:42 into the video, just after the shuttle clears the tower, the engine nozzles pivot to initiate the roll maneuver. At about 1:05 a vapor stream briefly trails off the top of the orbiter cockpit. From about 1:18-1:35 the body flap below the main engines can be seen vibrating as the shuttle approaches the region of maximum dynamic pressure. Starting at 1:27 shock waves are generated as the shuttle travels faster than the speed of sound. At 1:35 a dark patch forms on the bottom of the external fuel tank as recirculating gases from the SRBs burn the tank's insulating foam. The SRB exhaust plume expands as the shuttle ascends because atmospheric pressure decreases at higher altitudes (1:56).

Launch: All Systems Go is available in the following formats:

Main sequence (25fps):
- with subtitles (25fps):

Main sequence (30fps): ---current view---
- with subtitles (30fps):

Split Screen:
Special Edition:

Higher bitrate copies of these videos are available for viewing and download at Internet Archive: http://archive.org/details/launch-asg.

This movie was developed in conjunction with Launch: Maximum Thrust -- a similar video that shows up to five synchronized camera views: .

Produced and edited by Ivan Myles. Footage provided by NASA courtesy of NASASpaceFlight.com, nasa.gov, Internet Archive, and SpaceFlightNowPlus.com. Video is from the televised broadcast of the STS-124 launch, and the "Best of the Best" feature produced by NASA's Glenn Research Center:

http://archive.org/details/ksc_053108...
http://archive.org/details/best-of-th...

There are several audio sources including mission audio from STS-121, 133, 134, and 135; STS-132 and 135 Flight Control audio; STS-124 and 133 launch broadcasts; STS-124 post-flight presentation; and the NASA launch sounds archive:

http://archive.org/details/STS-121
http://archive.org/details/STS-133
http://archive.org/details/STS-134
http://archive.org/details/STS-135
http://archive.org/details/ascent-tea...
http://archive.org/details/Sts-135Asc...
http://archive.org/details/ksc_053108...
http://archive.org/details/NASAKenned...
http://archive.org/details/Jsc_2135_s...
http://archive.org/details/NasaAudioH...
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Re: Discovery Video - Launch: Maximum Thrust
« Reply #5 on: 12/06/2013 05:43 PM »

Good stuff--thanks!  I like the "popping" subtitle (referring to the noise of the SRBs).  I consider it more of a crackle--about the only thing missing was the sensation of one's clothes dancing on the body, and internal organs doing the same...
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