Author Topic: ARTICLE AND VIDEO: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry  (Read 157478 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

Update: We now have four of these videos (Endeavour's being the most visually stunning) on L2. The one below was the first we got hold of, and the following article is related to just that video.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2006/10/riding-onboard-atlantis-during-re-entry/

This is a short, lower res clipped highlight video from the 2 hour, 355 mb video on L2. The video wasn't released to the public (it was filmed for the middeck crew to watch re-entry on a monitor on the middeck.)

The L2 video is continuous from APU start, through to De-Orbit burn, Re-Entry and rolls - all hand held camcorder, HAC (HUD Cam) and landing, through to disembarking.

I wanted to allow as many people to see this as possible, given you don't normally get to see and hear this....and I didn't want to restrict it all to L2.

If you want to see the whole thing, L2's for you. For a taster, download from the attachment.

Enjoy! :)

CLICK HERE - OR RIGHT CLICK SAVE AS ON THIS LINK - FOR THE VIDEO SAMPLE

ADDITIONAL: On request, we have attached another part of the video, a five minute clip of deorbit burn cropped from the full video is attached (actually not all that eventful compared to the rest of the video).

I've had to reduce the quality of this clip, as we did with the 'taster' so it uploads into this non L2 thread:

Click or right click save as the attachment link for the Deorbit Burn video:

Offline STSFan10

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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #1 on: 10/13/2006 08:22 PM »
HOLY *******!!
"Damn it's good to be a Cylon.....There ain't no Earth anyway."

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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #2 on: 10/13/2006 09:03 PM »
The full length is amazing. The most involving video for a Shuttle fan.

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Martin FL - 13/10/2006  9:46 PM

The most involving video for a Shuttle fan.

Totally.

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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #4 on: 10/13/2006 10:17 PM »
Superb. Amazing how calm and chatty they are. Love picking up on the chatter.
Veteran space reporter.

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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #5 on: 10/13/2006 10:20 PM »
Wow. :) Too bad no one decided to put a fixed camera for that, as they did for launch.

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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #6 on: 10/13/2006 10:31 PM »
If the teaser blew your mind, subscribe to L2 and view the entire video...it's simpley awesome!!!

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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #7 on: 10/13/2006 10:45 PM »
Damn Chris, you know how to tease people, it's awesome! I have to save before everything in L2 is too much to see in a lifetime! :)
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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #8 on: 10/13/2006 11:06 PM »
That's a very nice thing to do for the middeck crew!  I like the chatter about the plasma color.

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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #9 on: 10/13/2006 11:24 PM »
They chat about the g increases (and adapting) quite a bit throughout the video.
One thing I was waiting for, but was never asked or mentioned was how 'heavy' the camera was beginning to get. ;)

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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #10 on: 10/14/2006 12:20 AM »
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MKremer - 13/10/2006  6:07 PM

They chat about the g increases (and adapting) quite a bit throughout the video.
One thing I was waiting for, but was never asked or mentioned was how 'heavy' the camera was beginning to get. ;)

On the L2 video you hear Fergie say "I can start to feel my seat, I can even now feel my.... (laughter)" ;)

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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #11 on: 10/14/2006 12:42 AM »
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MKremer - 13/10/2006  6:07 PM

They chat about the g increases (and adapting) quite a bit throughout the video.
One thing I was waiting for, but was never asked or mentioned was how 'heavy' the camera was beginning to get. ;)

On the L2 video you hear Fergie say "I can start to feel my seat, I can even now feel my.... (laughter)" ;)

I'm just up to that. Amazing video and I'm only a bit into it. Can't help thinking of Columbia's crew though :(

Offline Chris Bergin

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Far Reach - 14/10/2006  1:25 AM

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Flightstar - 13/10/2006  7:03 PM

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MKremer - 13/10/2006  6:07 PM

They chat about the g increases (and adapting) quite a bit throughout the video.
One thing I was waiting for, but was never asked or mentioned was how 'heavy' the camera was beginning to get. ;)

On the L2 video you hear Fergie say "I can start to feel my seat, I can even now feel my.... (laughter)" ;)

I'm just up to that. Amazing video and I'm only a bit into it. Can't help thinking of Columbia's crew though :(

I think it's hard not to :(

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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #13 on: 10/14/2006 02:08 AM »
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Chris Bergin - 13/10/2006  8:22 PM

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Far Reach - 14/10/2006  1:25 AM

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Flightstar - 13/10/2006  7:03 PM

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MKremer - 13/10/2006  6:07 PM

They chat about the g increases (and adapting) quite a bit throughout the video.
One thing I was waiting for, but was never asked or mentioned was how 'heavy' the camera was beginning to get. ;)

On the L2 video you hear Fergie say "I can start to feel my seat, I can even now feel my.... (laughter)" ;)

I'm just up to that. Amazing video and I'm only a bit into it. Can't help thinking of Columbia's crew though :(

I think it's hard not to :(
--Just like thinking of Challenger, even to this day, when they give the call " Go with throttle Up".

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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #14 on: 10/14/2006 02:30 AM »
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HOLY *******!!
That's what I thought when I saw this teaser! :)

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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #15 on: 10/14/2006 03:23 AM »
Oh man that's awesome.

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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #16 on: 10/14/2006 12:23 PM »
Bloody marvelous!

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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #17 on: 10/14/2006 02:40 PM »
Amazing. Thanks for making a highlight clip.

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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #18 on: 10/15/2006 07:34 PM »
That is great!

Offline Chris Bergin

RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #19 on: 10/16/2006 10:11 PM »
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