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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:

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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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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.
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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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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 :(

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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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Far Reach - 14/10/2006  1:25 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 :(

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!

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

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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #22 on: 10/16/2006 10:22 PM »
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Far Reach - 13/10/2006  8:25 PM

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 :(
Yeah...the partial video tape that survived the Columbia disaster and was broadcast by NASA shortly thereafter is essentially analogous to the re-entry part of this video...

...the video out the windows as seen here would be hard to top, but video with the crew intercom audio during ascent (as the STS-113 crew downlinked during their flight) is also very interesting.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #23 on: 10/16/2006 11:06 PM »
Amazing ship!

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #24 on: 10/17/2006 12:08 AM »
Does anyone know what company supplies NASA with the countdown timers the crew has scattered throughout the flight deck during a mission? They're inexpensive egg timers.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #25 on: 10/17/2006 12:40 AM »
do you mean brand of timer?

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #26 on: 10/17/2006 12:43 AM »
Yes.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #27 on: 10/17/2006 12:48 AM »
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rsp1202 - 16/10/2006  6:51 PM

Does anyone know what company supplies NASA with the countdown timers the crew has scattered throughout the flight deck during a mission? They're inexpensive egg timers.

It used to be a Speedmaster Proffesional. Some still take them up.

The device you are seeing is officially called "Multiple-Memory Digital Stopwatch."

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #28 on: 10/17/2006 01:05 AM »
Speedmaster Pro is the Omega watch, isn't it? Here's an image of what I'm referring to, supplied previously by I believe MKirk:

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #29 on: 10/17/2006 08:57 PM »
Just sat through the full length video on L2. It's better than any movie I've watched. Visually stunning, but I love the talking between Fergie and Jett. What strikes out to me is Jett is commander, but he doesn't 'need' to order anyone around. Real team effort and a I don't know if it's a way of coping with nerves or just how professional they are, but the joking and laughter at times, times where it could go wrong like it did on STS-107, is really interesting.

Can't wait for the launch version of this video!!!

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #30 on: 10/17/2006 10:34 PM »
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Does anyone know what company supplies NASA with the countdown timers the crew has scattered throughout the flight deck during a mission? They're inexpensive egg timers.

Component Design Northwest, Inc.

The model NASA uses is the PT1A. It retails for about $20:

http://www.cdn-timeandtemp.com/products/timers/digital-hms.asp
http://www.amazon.com/CDN-PT1A-Digital-Event-Programmable/dp/B000095RCE

The NASA timers have a different logo on the front, and of course the back is covered in hook Velcro. The same timer is sold under different brand names, including the Pyrex Professional:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004RC4T/ref=pd_sl_aw_alx-jeb-4-1_kitchen_2117489_5?tag2=amd-google-20
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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #31 on: 10/17/2006 11:08 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #32 on: 10/18/2006 12:12 AM »
Very good. I may just have to subscribe.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #33 on: 10/18/2006 01:24 AM »
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Just sat through the full length video on L2. It's better than any movie I've watched. Visually stunning, but I love the talking between Fergie and Jett. What strikes out to me is Jett is commander, but he doesn't 'need' to order anyone around. Real team effort and a I don't know if it's a way of coping with nerves or just how professional they are, but the joking and laughter at times, times where it could go wrong like it did on STS-107, is really interesting.

Can't wait for the launch version of this video!!!

I actually had a few non-spacey friends round to watch the video over a few beers. It is like watching a movie, expect this is very real.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #34 on: 10/18/2006 03:07 AM »
I think Columbia, in her own way, made this videos drama level what it is. Correct me if I am wrong. Before her loss the video would be more eye candy with a little bit of tension to most people, but knowing what happened to Alantis's sister, you can't help but think about that as you watch it.  Adds a bit to the overall product I think. The fact that these seasoned pros waltz through it like they do is truly awesome. And in no way do I mean any disrespect to either crew in saying that

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #35 on: 10/18/2006 03:27 AM »
I don't notice that at all... I think it's as close as any of us ever will get to being onboard as it comes down. Since we know this one made it fine, that sort of suspense or "second story" isn't really there for me.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #36 on: 10/18/2006 03:35 AM »
If nothing else it had to be in the back of thier minds. I know it would have been for me.

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #37 on: 10/18/2006 11:46 PM »
Moved to General, ahead of doing something similar with the ascent video when we get hold of it.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #38 on: 10/19/2006 01:17 AM »
Awesome clip. I expected them to be bouncing around, but it looks very smooth.

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #39 on: 10/19/2006 03:55 PM »
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Moved to General, ahead of doing something similar with the ascent video when we get hold of it.


Is that definitely coming our way? I certainly hope so!!! Even if it's half as good as the entry vid then it will be stellar.  BTW
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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #40 on: 10/19/2006 06:14 PM »
STS-112 Ascent video (plus HUDs from 100,000 ft down) on L2 now.

Here's a short clip of the 50 minute video

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #41 on: 10/19/2006 11:16 PM »
I think I'd react like that if things started floating around in front of me :)

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #42 on: 10/21/2006 01:32 AM »
This could be used a recruiting video for the space industry, it's that good.

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #43 on: 11/01/2006 03:53 PM »
Only just seen this, a great insight into what its like to be on board during the ride home.

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #44 on: 11/01/2006 08:03 PM »
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Only just seen this, a great insight into what its like to be on board during the ride home.

You also get to see an orbiter performing flawlessly.

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« Reply #45 on: 11/04/2006 01:01 AM »
Worth mentioning we've got another full re-entry video from STS-93. Very different in it's own way, especially some brilliant teamwork on the landing.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #46 on: 11/05/2006 05:09 AM »
Well just the short edited video was totally awesome, thanks for that. Will have to see about getting that 2hr version :)

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« Reply #47 on: 11/05/2006 05:40 AM »
Just downloading the new one, another DVD to be burned, although the STS-115 re-entry video is pride of place in my collection. If you like the trailer, the 355mb full version is for you, even if NASA should have released this anyway, it's the best PR around for the Shuttle.
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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #48 on: 11/22/2006 12:48 AM »
Will there be a chance this will become acquired for STS-116 too?

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« Reply #49 on: 12/22/2006 01:37 PM »
The full length video starts with deorbit preps, so that'll be a good idea to have this running on another screen to get a great on board idea of what's going on.
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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #50 on: 12/25/2006 02:21 PM »
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Will there be a chance this will become acquired for STS-116 too?

If would be cool if there was, because I know Mark Polansky's nephew on another web forum, and I'm sure he'd love to see his uncle at work :)

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #51 on: 01/03/2007 04:18 AM »
This is amazing!  Just watched the teaser and I must say it really puts the human element back into the work they do up there, and I have to agree it would do amazing PR for the shuttle program!

Of course, this video IS the final straw... I will be signing up for L2 momentarily so I can watch the entire video.  I'm sold.
I hope this site continues to grow, and become a large positive presence (more so than it already is), in the space-fan community!

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« Reply #52 on: 01/03/2007 05:00 AM »
I've seen it on L2 and hands down it's THE best space flight video ever, and amazing PR for sure, but L2 is even better. You get a real respect for the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes at NASA, especially people like Wayne Hale, who must be some sort of machine :)

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« Reply #53 on: 01/03/2007 06:14 PM »
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I've seen it on L2 and hands down it's THE best space flight video ever, and amazing PR for sure, but L2 is even better. You get a real respect for the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes at NASA, especially people like Wayne Hale, who must be some sort of machine :)

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #54 on: 02/02/2007 02:09 AM »
My thoughts are with Columbia more so after watching this successful re-entry.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #55 on: 02/05/2007 12:56 PM »
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My thoughts are with Columbia more so after watching this successful re-entry.

To be honest, it was too cool to be sat on the flight deck for me to to think about the point Columbia was lost and it might be best not to.

Going to watch it again with some friends tonite on my plasma for about the 100th times :) THE coolest thing ever.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #56 on: 02/05/2007 05:28 PM »
I might join you on that, don't forget to watch out for crosswinds ;)

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #57 on: 04/29/2007 11:35 PM »
I've been sent a specific request just to see the deorbit burn, so I've attached it to the opening post.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #58 on: 04/29/2007 11:48 PM »
I asked kindly if Chris could do this, and he did.  Thank you very much, Chris.  Great video.  :)

EDIT:  Only reason I asked is because they don't show you the deorbit burn on television, and I've seen about everything else.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #59 on: 04/30/2007 08:13 PM »
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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #60 on: 05/01/2007 10:50 AM »
The 115 video is brilliant. Although I'm was kinda hoping one of the future flights which have a camcorder on board will point the camera out of the back windows of the flight deck, so that we might get to see the OMS fire up.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #61 on: 05/01/2007 10:56 AM »
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The 115 video is brilliant. Although I'm was kinda hoping one of the future flights which have a camcorder on board will point the camera out of the back windows of the flight deck, so that we might get to see the OMS fire up.
For the de-orbit burn? That would be impossible as the aft flight windows only looks into the payload bay and the PLB doors are closed at that time!
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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #62 on: 05/01/2007 11:00 AM »
Damn, of course! Silly me.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #63 on: 05/01/2007 05:00 PM »
They could always open the hatch and point the camera back for you ;)

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #64 on: 05/01/2007 11:45 PM »
Thanks for the extra clip. Got to get myself this video!!

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #65 on: 06/15/2007 09:14 PM »

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #66 on: 06/20/2007 05:34 PM »
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This got featured by IT Wire! :)

http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/12536/1066/

Deserved. I'm on L2 and it's amazing. Going to be syncing it up for deorbit all the way through tomorrow :)

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #67 on: 06/21/2007 08:51 PM »
Or tomorrow, as the case now is ;)

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #68 on: 07/13/2007 04:12 AM »
I don't know if Chris wants to do another trailer, but one of the new re-entry camcorder videos on L2 is even more eventful than this one, with sparks flying past the windows and some great crew chatter.

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« Reply #69 on: 07/13/2007 02:49 PM »
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I don't know if Chris wants to do another trailer, but one of the new re-entry camcorder videos on L2 is even more eventful than this one, with sparks flying past the windows and some great crew chatter.

Might do, might do a seperate thread seen as they were key missions (the new videos).

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #70 on: 07/13/2007 05:25 PM »
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I don't know if Chris wants to do another trailer, but one of the new re-entry camcorder videos on L2 is even more eventful than this one, with sparks flying past the windows and some great crew chatter.

Totally agree, the Endeavour ride is better than the Atlantis video  :cool:  :cool:

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #71 on: 07/13/2007 05:39 PM »
I did like the Endeavour video, but... I liked Atlantis's more.  :o

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #72 on: 07/14/2007 05:23 AM »
I really want to join L2, but I have a question on the videos. Are they in some sort of player box like on a lot of sites now. I hate that as it's buffering and shaky unless you have an amazing connection, or can you actually download them to your hard drive? Please tell me they aren't quicktime too?

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #73 on: 07/14/2007 05:38 AM »
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I really want to join L2, but I have a question on the videos. Are they in some sort of player box like on a lot of sites now. I hate that as it's buffering and shaky unless you have an amazing connection, or can you actually download them to your hard drive? Please tell me they aren't quicktime too?

Download to your hard drive, play as many times as you want, even after your subscription ends. .WMV files, just like the sample on the first post here. :)

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I really want to join L2, but I have a question on the videos. Are they in some sort of player box like on a lot of sites now. I hate that as it's buffering and shaky unless you have an amazing connection, or can you actually download them to your hard drive? Please tell me they aren't quicktime too?

Download to your hard drive, play as many times as you want, even after your subscription ends. .WMV files, just like the sample on the first post here. :)

.........and you can burn to DVD and watch them on your TV..........

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #75 on: 07/14/2007 06:54 PM »
Best way to watch a landing:

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #76 on: 07/14/2007 07:41 PM »
I did that too Andrew. I had the STS-115 reentry video running on the big TV all synced up from deorbit burn. Really made it all more real.
I even went a stage further, with the launch from MCC of the nearly went bad STS-93 video from L2, from T-31 to ET sep, during the actual launch, but I am a big space flight junkie :)

There's a trailer for that too (added here now)

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I did that too Andrew. I had the STS-115 reentry video running on the big TV all synced up from deorbit burn. Really made it all more real.
I even went a stage further, with the launch from MCC of the nearly went bad STS-93 video from L2, from T-31 to ET sep, during the actual launch, but I am a big space flight junkie :)

There's a trailer for that too (added here now)

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #78 on: 07/16/2007 04:18 PM »
The new videos are very cool indeed. You'd think they'd all be the same sort of thing, but each re-entry has its own charms :)

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #79 on: 07/16/2007 10:32 PM »
Will re-entry by very different with Orion?

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
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Will re-entry by very different with Orion?

Yes, it will be like Apollo

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Will re-entry by very different with Orion?

Yes, it will be like Apollo

Might be a bit like the part of the new Endeavour re-entry from the top windows, rotated 90 degrees. PMed Chris to take a clip for here.
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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #83 on: 07/22/2007 12:15 AM »
Hard to believe that STS-125, in about a year, will be the last time this orbiter returns from space.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #84 on: 07/27/2007 04:56 PM »
Shows professionalism and skill.

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« Reply #85 on: 08/06/2007 03:10 PM »
Bump ahead of a new mission :)

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #86 on: 08/14/2007 06:32 PM »
So where do I go to actually get this 355 Mwg video? I'm a new member of L2 and just trying to figure out how this L2 works.

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
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So where do I go to actually get this 355 Mwg video? I'm a new member of L2 and just trying to figure out how this L2 works.

L2 Ultimate Video section....about the 4'th or 5'th post down.

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So where do I go to actually get this 355 Mwg video? I'm a new member of L2 and just trying to figure out how this L2 works.

L2 Ultimate Video section....about the 4'th or 5'th post down.

5th down. Uber coolness.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #89 on: 09/05/2007 09:53 PM »
Brilliant video. Watched it all the way through. Home sick, but feeling much better now. Great vid!

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« Reply #90 on: 09/05/2007 10:34 PM »
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Brilliant video. Watched it all the way through. Home sick, but feeling much better now. Great vid!

Not forgetting we have a number of these now :)

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
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Brilliant video. Watched it all the way through. Home sick, but feeling much better now. Great vid!

Not forgetting we have a number of these now :)

I prefer STS-88 re-entry on L2. That one has the sparks literally flying.

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #92 on: 10/10/2007 02:36 PM »
So cool...but after the Soyuz launch today, I was wondering if anyone has recorded re-entry on that vehicle?
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So cool...but after the Soyuz launch today, I was wondering if anyone has recorded re-entry on that vehicle?

Don't believe so, but orbiter re-entries are more interesting ;)

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« Reply #94 on: 10/11/2007 06:53 PM »
I think it would be dangerous to try to capture Soyuz re-entry with a handheld camera - it would get thrown around at parachute opening, and if it wasn't 100% secured to a fixture or stowage area at landing, it could kill at touchdown. Also, the state of Soyuz windows is unknown - do they get smudged?

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« Reply #95 on: 10/31/2007 03:39 PM »
Oh my goodness, this is amazing.  Talk about joining the site late!

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #96 on: 11/01/2007 04:07 PM »
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Oh my goodness, this is amazing.  Talk about joining the site late!

If you enjoyed the teaser, you really should get on L2 and watch the entire 2 hours.

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Oh my goodness, this is amazing.  Talk about joining the site late!

If you enjoyed the teaser, you really should get on L2 and watch the entire 2 hours.

And then the others  :cool:

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #98 on: 11/03/2007 05:44 PM »
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Oh my goodness, this is amazing.  Talk about joining the site late!

If you enjoyed the teaser, you really should get on L2 and watch the entire 2 hours.

And then the others  :cool:

Exactly, I still think the Endeavour re-entry video is my favorite.

There's a trailer for the 2hr video here for non L2ers (why? Are you crazy?? :) )
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=8873&posts=12&start=1

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #99 on: 11/10/2007 10:45 PM »
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I think it would be dangerous to try to capture Soyuz re-entry with a handheld camera - it would get thrown around at parachute opening, and if it wasn't 100% secured to a fixture or stowage area at landing, it could kill at touchdown. Also, the state of Soyuz windows is unknown - do they get smudged?

I've been thinking about that too. The superb re-entry video for Gemini and Apollo now on the new L2 Historical section show it's a fixed camera, but the views out of the window are still stunning.

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #100 on: 11/10/2007 11:48 PM »
Al Bean got conked by a stowed camera upon landing, Apollo 12. That man had camera issues.

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« Reply #101 on: 11/11/2007 01:28 PM »
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Al Bean got conked by a stowed camera upon landing, Apollo 12. That man had camera issues.

Ouch! Not surprised.

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« Reply #102 on: 11/12/2007 12:44 AM »
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I've been thinking about that too. The superb re-entry video for Gemini and Apollo now on the new L2 Historical section show it's a fixed camera, but the views out of the window are still stunning.

And frightning! They sure had a good set of you know what's back in those days.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #103 on: 11/16/2007 05:51 PM »
See what you mean, incredible!

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #104 on: 11/17/2007 11:22 PM »
STS-120's video coming soon I'm informed.

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« Reply #105 on: 11/18/2007 01:05 AM »
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STS-120's video coming soon I'm informed.

Hope there is audio along with video  :)

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #106 on: 11/18/2007 12:20 PM »
Without being too cheeky, but could you put a trailer up for the Apollo or Gemini re-entry videos?

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« Reply #107 on: 11/18/2007 01:08 PM »
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Without being too cheeky, but could you put a trailer up for the Apollo or Gemini re-entry videos?

Sure, later. Might do some from the amazing Buran videos we've got on L2 now first, as they compete with the video this thread is about.

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« Reply #108 on: 11/24/2007 03:27 PM »
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Without being too cheeky, but could you put a trailer up for the Apollo or Gemini re-entry videos?

That is cheeky!  :bleh:

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #109 on: 12/04/2007 09:14 AM »
Wow, anyone noticed the first post, not the download link to the trailer, but the later addition of the deborbit burn?

"Deorbit115.wmv (8817KB - 27761 downloads)"

Over 27,000 downloads!  :laugh:

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Wow, anyone noticed the first post, not the download link to the trailer, but the later addition of the deborbit burn?

"Deorbit115.wmv (8817KB - 27761 downloads)"

Over 27,000 downloads!  :laugh:

Crikey. Hadn't noticed that!

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« Reply #111 on: 01/22/2008 02:43 PM »
This deserves a raise back up after watching the full video on L2. Really is impressive, especially the visuals and audio, you even hear the wind noise pick up as they head towards a lit up Florida coast, but more so the professionalism of these astronauts.

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #112 on: 05/01/2008 12:33 PM »
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Wow, anyone noticed the first post, not the download link to the trailer, but the later addition of the deborbit burn?

"Deorbit115.wmv (8817KB - 27761 downloads)"

Over 27,000 downloads!  :laugh:

Crikey. Hadn't noticed that!

28524 downloads  :o

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #113 on: 08/05/2008 05:47 AM »
Someone's taken this teaser and put it on youtube.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #114 on: 08/05/2008 06:39 AM »
I've already mentioned this, but what exactly is the problem with that? It's a free teaser. I've made a point of making a comment on the video everytime I see it, saying that the full version is here.

In fact, there's a good idea. Chris, put all of the short teaser videos for L2 stuff on YouTube with information on where to get the full versions. Hello instant marketing opportunity.

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« Reply #115 on: 08/05/2008 10:19 PM »
If we wanted things on youtube, we'd do it ourselves or give permission, like with the Endeavour version of this re-entry video.

Of course, this is only a trailer, not the 2hr video on L2, and accreditation can help buffer such things moving on there - and sometimes help.

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« Reply #116 on: 09/13/2008 09:33 PM »
Posting a note due to one new L2 member not being clear on where the full 2hr version is.

1) This is the trailer, and the links in the article are to the trailer.

To get to the full L2 version, click the following (tag first) to the download links:

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #117 on: 10/31/2008 01:04 PM »
And same question for this video! Please tell me I did not come here too late.

Thank you for the short clip anyway, VERY COOL!!
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« Reply #118 on: 10/31/2008 01:12 PM »
And same question for this video! Please tell me I did not come here too late.

Thank you for the short clip anyway, VERY COOL!!

Answering both questions here. Welcome to the site's forum by the way (good username ;) )

We removed the adverts from the articles when we moved to the new news site, as they were becoming too cluttered/messy - and detracting from the article's content. But there's no change in content, everything remains available in L2 (and is being built on daily) as we never purge/delete content.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #119 on: 10/31/2008 06:25 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #120 on: 11/02/2008 01:59 AM »
I'd like to add how extremely well organized L2 is.  Nothing is removed...so even content that is three years old is still there...and the Tag Cloud makes it extremely easy to find.  The search works well on this new forum too.  This site, especially L2, has by far the most information compared to any other that I visit, but it's still the easiest to find the specific item you're looking for.
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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #121 on: 09/11/2009 10:18 PM »
Bump for entry :)

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #122 on: 11/27/2009 11:39 AM »
Not suprised this is heading to 100,000 views. Excellent video and worth the bump for today.
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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #123 on: 11/27/2009 08:20 PM »
Dudes,

somehow i can't dl the file attached to Post #1..

It's announced as 8.6MB file, Firefox downlooads until 188MB and then stops.

Can someone check this?

ty,
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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #124 on: 11/27/2009 08:47 PM »
Dudes,

somehow i can't dl the file attached to Post #1..

It's announced as 8.6MB file, Firefox downlooads until 188MB and then stops.

Can someone check this?

ty,
mephisto

It works fine for me at 8.6 MB.  Not sure what to say other than clear your temp files, cache, etc..

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #125 on: 11/27/2009 09:12 PM »
OK, that works now - it was Firedownloaders fault.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=4865 throws a 404 error anyways..

I think that leads to the full 355mb video?

thanks
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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #126 on: 11/27/2009 09:59 PM »
OK, that works now - it was Firedownloaders fault.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/content/?cid=4865 throws a 404 error anyways..

I think that leads to the full 355mb video?

thanks
mephsito

Nah.  That'd be the article that went together with this thread.

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

That's the current link for it.

The full 355mb video is on NASASpaceFlight L2's Ultimate Video section.  It's well worth the $20 alone for a month of L2, once you get hooked, you won't want to stop.  ;)

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #127 on: 11/28/2009 03:17 AM »

Nah.  That'd be the article that went together with this thread.

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

That's the current link for it.

The full 355mb video is on NASASpaceFlight L2's Ultimate Video section.  It's well worth the $20 alone for a month of L2, once you get hooked, you won't want to stop.  ;)

20 bucks for two months you mean ;) Easily the best for value money I've ever spent on the internet.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #128 on: 01/27/2010 07:59 PM »
Always wanted to see this sort of viewpoint, looks very impressive.

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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #129 on: 04/07/2010 03:00 AM »
Let's fly the shuttle 5 more years, it is fantastic.  A big mistake to end it under the current situation.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #130 on: 05/26/2010 09:48 AM »
Bump for STS-132 return :)

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #131 on: 02/06/2011 02:58 PM »
Hi everyone. WOW. I've always wanted to be a Shuttle astronaut, but I know they will have retired the Shuttles before I leave college, which is a stupid decision if you ask me. Thank you SO MUCH for letting me see what it is like inside during reentry. So calm and professional, with God helping them home safely. Beautiful!

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #132 on: 03/08/2011 09:34 PM »
Bump for STS-133!

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #133 on: 07/21/2011 01:54 AM »
Same orbiter. Fergie as Pilot, same time for landing.

This is the video to follow!

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #134 on: 07/21/2011 02:48 AM »
One of the best two hours in front of a screen I've ever spent. Great bump.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #135 on: 07/22/2011 04:56 PM »
I am a L2 newbie, having a real hard time finding the full length STS 115 deorbit burn video.   Could someone point me to the actual 2 hour file?

Thanks!

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #136 on: 07/22/2011 05:44 PM »
I am a L2 newbie, having a real hard time finding the full length STS 115 deorbit burn video.   Could someone point me to the actual 2 hour file?

Thanks!

take 2 clicks from L2 really.....
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=4789.0

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #137 on: 07/22/2011 06:59 PM »
Currently second from the top of the L2 Video Section too:

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=30.0

Title:
STS-115 RE-ENTRY Video - Cockpit handheld camera, plus HUD View + Crew Audio (118 minutes!)

Starts before the deorbit burn. Ends when the crew are leaving the vehicle.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #138 on: 07/22/2011 10:44 PM »
Wow,
Thanks guys.  Sorry for the newbie move on my part :)

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #139 on: 07/22/2011 11:02 PM »
How much vibration or turbulence does one feel on re-entry?  Has anyone heard first hand what the experience of re-entry was like?


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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #140 on: 02/08/2012 09:50 PM »
Just passing by to say this is amazing. Beautiful and scary at the time.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #141 on: 03/06/2012 10:33 PM »
I've moved this thread out of Historical into Atlantis' own section.

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Re: ARTICLE AND VIDEO: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #142 on: 03/22/2012 07:29 PM »
So very cool! Why didn't they show this view live during re-entrys on NASA TV?

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Re: ARTICLE AND VIDEO: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #143 on: 03/22/2012 07:37 PM »
So very cool! Why didn't they show this view live during re-entrys on NASA TV?

It's taken by the crew using handheld cameras. No downlink.

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Re: ARTICLE AND VIDEO: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #144 on: 03/22/2012 08:55 PM »
Oh I see. Thanks.

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Re: ARTICLE AND VIDEO: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #145 on: 05/12/2012 04:18 PM »
Can't believe we'll never see this again. (I assume capsules won't have such views).

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Re: ARTICLE AND VIDEO: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #146 on: 12/20/2012 03:04 PM »
Wow, this is amazing. I wish I could have been one of those astronauts!

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