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[Max-Q] "The Next Endeavour"
« on: 05/16/2013 02:00 PM »
On this, the second anniversary of Endeavour's final voyage into space, we present our final film dedicated to the orbiter.  The Max-Q/NSF combination team had people on location at KSC, Ellington and Dryden to document her final journey to California.  From NASA 905's arrival at the SLF to the duo's final combined departure from Dryden, we'll get you up close and personal with Endeavour one last time.

It's been a privilege working with Brian, Larry, Steven, Chris G and Philip for the last few years and we're thankful to Chris B for the opportunity to produce these videos for NASASpaceflight.com.  This particular one wouldn't have been possible without the help of PAO at KSC, JSC and DFRC, as well as the crew of NASA 905 who generously showed us around.  We also thank you all for supporting our work since 2006!  Enjoy!

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« Last Edit: 05/16/2013 02:54 PM by nathan.moeller »
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« Reply #1 on: 05/16/2013 02:23 PM »
So how good is that from Nate!

I know a lot of you will be thinking "Wow, that's a good video" before rushing off to the SpaceX forum, but before you do, give Nate the props he absolutely deserves in this thread.

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« Reply #2 on: 05/16/2013 02:26 PM »
Having seen the work Nate puts into his videos firsthand, it's no surprise that this is amazing! Good work as always buddy!!

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« Reply #3 on: 05/16/2013 02:32 PM »
Not ashamed to say that drew some tears. Wonderful.

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« Reply #4 on: 05/16/2013 02:40 PM »
Amazing work from MaxQ Entertainment again!

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Re: [Max-Q] "The Next Endeavour"
« Reply #5 on: 05/16/2013 02:47 PM »
Thank you Nate. Very enjoyable and wonderfully put together.

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Re: [Max-Q] "The Next Endeavour"
« Reply #6 on: 05/16/2013 03:05 PM »
REALLY swell.

I've posted to FB to promote it, and the site...
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Re: [Max-Q] "The Next Endeavour"
« Reply #7 on: 05/16/2013 03:08 PM »
Great production by Max-Q Entertainment -- which I had no part in...I just submitted some marginal footage which they somehow made palatable.

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« Reply #8 on: 05/16/2013 03:47 PM »
Great production by Max-Q Entertainment -- which I had no part in...I just submitted some marginal footage which they somehow made palatable.


I got my name on as producer! That wasn't a tough job! ;D

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« Reply #9 on: 05/16/2013 03:49 PM »
Great production by Max-Q Entertainment -- which I had no part in...I just submitted some marginal footage which they somehow made palatable.


Your footage is better than you think Phillip  8)


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Re: [Max-Q] "The Next Endeavour"
« Reply #10 on: 05/16/2013 04:04 PM »
Great video. Not just artistically, but also very interesting to get such an all-access viewpoint.
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Re: [Max-Q] "The Next Endeavour"
« Reply #11 on: 05/16/2013 04:52 PM »
Thanks for the kind words, guys!  Too many people to thank individually in one post, but we had a LOT of help from people who were very generous with their time and efforts to make it all happen. The film is short, but it was a huge team effort across the country.  You all know who you are, and you have our utmost thanks and appreciation! It was an honor to share the adventure with each of you and we're proud to be able to commemorate the adventure like this.
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« Reply #12 on: 05/16/2013 05:17 PM »
Very nice! And this one has good music too!

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« Reply #13 on: 05/16/2013 07:30 PM »
Wonderful video as always. Brings back such wonderful memories of that magical day at Ellington. A once in a lifetime opportunity shared with some pretty incredible space geeks. Love the ATC audio in Houston.

Got my name on the video too! So happy to help out in a very small way. :D

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« Reply #14 on: 05/16/2013 08:08 PM »
Damn you guys rock at this. It was like Nate's personal tour, but high level TV documentary level.

If that was on TV I'd say it would be up for an Emmy. No joking.

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Re: [Max-Q] "The Next Endeavour"
« Reply #15 on: 05/16/2013 08:42 PM »
Yet another triumph for MaxQ. Really enjoyed the video and impressed with the production.

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« Reply #16 on: 05/16/2013 08:56 PM »
Great video. Not just artistically, but also very interesting to get such an all-access viewpoint.

Our first (PRESS To MECO) was also a try at the all access bit. We love showing the behind the scenes stuff as we know you all love it as much as we do.  ;D

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« Reply #17 on: 05/16/2013 10:05 PM »
You can tell just by watching this video, that it was made by true Space Shuttle fanatics. Very well done, Nate. Great choice with the soundtrack too.

Like I said, if you ever need another set of lenses, be sure to shoot me a PM.  :)

Great video to the whole Max Q Entertainment team. Looking forward to the next one, whichever space vehicle that may be.


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Re: [Max-Q] "The Next Endeavour"
« Reply #18 on: 05/17/2013 06:43 AM »
Great job Nate!

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Re: [Max-Q] "The Next Endeavour"
« Reply #19 on: 05/18/2013 10:47 AM »
Excellent Video great views from start to finish ,well done guys.

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« Reply #20 on: 05/18/2013 11:14 AM »
Awesome video. That's better than a lot of actual TV movies with big productions.

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Re: [Max-Q] "The Next Endeavour"
« Reply #21 on: 05/21/2013 12:31 PM »
Best Endeavour video ever!

Nathan, I want to marry you RIGHT NOW! ;D
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Re: [Max-Q] "The Next Endeavour"
« Reply #22 on: 05/22/2013 12:53 AM »
Thanks guys.  Being able to film these events ourselves makes a huge difference.  We have access to far more footage and can edit more selectively as far as video and audio are concerned (the latter was edited a lot more than you may think for this one).  Plus, the events are more personal when we're actually there, so we find a greater drive and ability to pay proper tribute to them, as our own memories and emotions work their way into the process.

Now, if you don't mind a personal story, you might like this -

This one was really special to me for a number of reasons.  In case it wasn't obvious, the middle-aged gentleman in the film helping with camera work is my dad.  In 1994, he sat me down with him to watch a Discovery Channel documentary about the space shuttle, which heavily featured Endeavour.  This was his very first encounter with an orbiter (as well as my last with one in transition), so it was very special to be able to share this with him.  We'd watched that documentary of Endeavour together, and suddenly, 18 years later, we were standing together beneath her.  It was great to be able to share it with my sweet wife, Allie, too, as she'd never seen one either.  You see her a couple of times during the evening viewing.

It also brought my shuttle chasing days to an end three years to the day after they began.  On September 20, 2009, I got an unexpected visit from Discovery when she landed in Amarillo (two hours north of where I was living at the time).  She was riding atop SCA 911 on her way back from Edwards after STS-128.  On September 20, 2012, I watched as Endeavour flew out of Houston atop SCA 905, bound again for California.

In between, I had seen the penultimate launch of Atlantis, the deliver of Discovery to the Smithsonian, stood beneath Enterprise on her final day at Udvar-Hazy and toured NASA's historic Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.  That's all four orbiters and both SCAs, bookended by mirror images - The oldest orbiter atop the youngest SCA going east, and the youngest orbiter atop the oldest SCA going west.  Both were the final flights of their kind, as 911 carried out the last ferry of an operational orbiter, while 905 carried out the last ferry of an orbiter, ever.

It's been an incredible journey, and I feel honored and blessed to have shared it with some of the neatest people I know.  I owe it all to NASASpaceflight.com, too, as much of this never would have happened without each and every one of you (especially you, Chris Bergin).  So, simply put, thank you all.
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