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In the spring of 2010, we set out to make our first feature-length documentary film.  The adventures in which we’d been honored to take part for STS-129 inspired us to show everyone what we were up to at Kennedy Space Center.  From that, the “Press to MECO” project was born.

The idea started in the run up to STS-132 and scripts were written in the tail end of that year.  The production and narration recording started in December of 2010 and the editing process began in January of this year, but the bulk of the film’s assembly took place this summer.  We have many people to thank for this undertaking –

1. The entire team at Kennedy Space Center (both PAO and all KSC employees) for all their work to get us (and thus everyone who views this film) behind the scenes at KSC and allow us to do things we never would have thought possible even two years ago.
2. Brian Peck with Chicago’s WILV 100.3 Rewind radio station for narrating the film, being patient with us as we ran through a few re-writes of various scripts and letting his own enthusiasm show through his work!
3. Robert Pearlman, Todd Halvorson and David Waters, who happily took part in the project by sharing their own experiences and thoughts with us during STS-133’s launch countdown.
4. Everyone here at NASASpaceflight.com who supported our efforts over the years and pushed us to go harder and farther, and to better ourselves every step of the way.  This film is for all of you!

With that, we give you our “Press to MECO,” which runs 1 hour, 22 minutes and 50 seconds.  The film is available in 1080p and 720p resolutions in both its fully-assembled version and each individual part (the latter is for people with less-reliable internet connections who might not be able to download a huge file).

Download 1080p (3.2 GB) (Right Click, Save Target As...)

Download 720p (2.3 GB) (Right Click, Save Target As...)

We know these files are large, but we hope you’ll take the time to download the full film.  For those who wish to watch it in a lower-resolution format, here is a link to a streaming version on our website –

"Press to MECO" Streaming

For those still having trouble with either the downloads or the streaming, the video is available on youtube as well, in 10 parts.

Youtube Link

For those who had trouble with the 1080p and 720p versions, here's a 480p version -

Download 480p (1.3 GB) (Right Click, Save Target As...)
« Last Edit: 09/04/2011 06:36 pm by nathan.moeller »
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Article for the documentary:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/08/press-to-meco-documentary-released-on-shuttle-reporting/

By Chris Gebhardt.

Seriously folks, no joke, this is top quality stuff in this video above. A must watch.
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Re: [MAX-Q FEATURE] - "Press to MECO" Media Documentary
« Reply #2 on: 08/29/2011 06:20 am »
Thanks Nathan. Could you provide a file in 480p? Higher resolutions don't play properly on my computer.
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« Reply #3 on: 08/29/2011 06:22 am »
Thanks Nathan. Could you provide a file in 480p? Higher resolutions don't play properly on my computer.

Will look into a lower res version.  Be advised we also have this in 10 parts on youtube, that may help you. 

www.youtube.com/user/maxqent
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« Reply #4 on: 08/29/2011 10:00 am »
THIS ROCKS!!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: 08/29/2011 11:18 am »
This is amazing! Can't begin to imagine how much work went into getting all this together.

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« Reply #6 on: 08/29/2011 12:01 pm »
Thanks for the streaming link, otherwise this would be too much of a download.

Really excellent work with this and good to see some of the faces to names :)

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Am looking forward to watching this! Looks great already! :)

Thanks so much for the streaming version - if I had to download 5.5 GB, I'd be here until next month. :D
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« Reply #8 on: 08/29/2011 02:07 pm »
Great work with this. Will watch it all the way through later, but very good from what I've seen so far!

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« Reply #9 on: 08/29/2011 04:02 pm »
That's a long video. Watched parts, really very good.

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« Reply #10 on: 08/29/2011 04:14 pm »
any other viewing methods OTHER than quicktime? don't have quicktime. i can download it, but wont play.......
thanks in advance

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« Reply #11 on: 08/29/2011 04:15 pm »
Just started to watch it. Wow. Well worth the wait. Max Q has done it again :)
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« Reply #12 on: 08/29/2011 04:23 pm »
any other viewing methods OTHER than quicktime? don't have quicktime. i can download it, but wont play.......
thanks in advance

VLC player works well for us, if you still have issues note the youtube link above, as well as our streaming video link in the first post, either one should help you view the video.

If we need to convert to another format to help people out we certainly will, just let us know either here or by PM and we'll get it so all can see it!
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« Reply #13 on: 08/29/2011 04:24 pm »
any other viewing methods OTHER than quicktime? don't have quicktime. i can download it, but wont play.......
thanks in advance

Try the streaming link, as their page should load up the player for you.

Or try downloading it and playing in VLC.
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« Reply #14 on: 08/29/2011 04:26 pm »
Just finished watching the 740P version, well done!!!!!!!  The sound editing for the launches was spot on, sounded like you were right there.  Oh yes, thanks for the book plug (look over Nathan's shoulder).  Great job and worth the wait!!!!
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« Reply #15 on: 08/29/2011 04:30 pm »
Just finished watching it. Has made a boring Monday much brighter. Really enjoyable!

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« Reply #16 on: 08/29/2011 06:18 pm »
That was brilliant. Best thing since sliced bread.
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« Reply #17 on: 08/29/2011 06:26 pm »
I've just watched the first 30 minutes or so and I'm really impressed.
Both video quality and artistic quality really good.
My PC though occasionally jerks when playing the film.
So how about releasing it on Bluray for people with a slower PC who'd like to see it in all its glory. I'd definately buy a copy..just a thought.

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« Reply #18 on: 08/29/2011 06:33 pm »
So I was expecting some camcorder stuff and as much as the MaxQ videos are excellent, I had no idea it would be like a real TV documentary! This is REALLY professional!! :o

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« Reply #19 on: 08/29/2011 08:49 pm »
That was very interesting and an excellent production.

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« Reply #20 on: 08/29/2011 10:03 pm »
Well done guys!

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« Reply #21 on: 08/29/2011 10:40 pm »
Excellent job guys!

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« Reply #22 on: 08/29/2011 10:56 pm »
This video, or better said, this story and the brillant pictures are unique. Really very nice!
Thanks guys for this wonderful movie ...:)

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« Reply #23 on: 08/30/2011 01:32 am »
That was a lot of fun. Great team!

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« Reply #24 on: 08/30/2011 02:24 am »
Great documentary guys! Well done. Well worth the 1-hour 1080HD download!
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« Reply #25 on: 08/30/2011 03:18 am »
About 15 min in and am really impressed. It is so professional and it just feels like a real dvd. Really hope it gets spread out to everyone. Can't wait to watch the rest tomorrow!
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« Reply #26 on: 08/30/2011 04:34 am »
I want my Max-Q cap and sunglasses!!
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« Reply #27 on: 08/30/2011 05:01 am »
I want my Max-Q cap and sunglasses!!

While we don't have our own special sunglasses (we're just good shoppers ;) ), we do sell our Max-Q caps.  If anyone is interested, please e-mail me at [email protected] for details.
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« Reply #28 on: 08/30/2011 07:24 am »
SUPER THANKS GUYS!!!

Awe-inspiring work!!!
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« Reply #29 on: 08/30/2011 01:38 pm »
Always liked your videos, but this is cool as we get to see you at work. Top stuff.

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« Reply #30 on: 08/30/2011 01:55 pm »
Finally got to watch it. Totally amazing. I liked the SRB ship trick ;D

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« Reply #31 on: 08/30/2011 03:07 pm »
Looking forward to seeing this. Need to find the time. But you guys are doing great work.

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« Reply #32 on: 08/30/2011 07:38 pm »
check it out in 1080....it just blew my mind!!
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« Reply #33 on: 08/30/2011 09:36 pm »
Thanks for all the kind words, glad you are all enjoying this as much as we did putting it together  8)

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« Reply #34 on: 08/31/2011 01:09 am »
Hats off to you gentlemen!  You told a story that needed telling.  I've seen a few "behind the scenes" clips over the years of reporters at KSC but nothing compares to the level of detail you covered.  The production quality was excellent, content really told the story ( right down to the importance of the pre-launch potty break  ;) ) and the narration was perfectly suited to the action.

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« Reply #35 on: 08/31/2011 04:32 am »
Awesome, really awesome work guys!!

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« Reply #36 on: 08/31/2011 07:30 pm »
Will get to watch this at the weekend, but already know it'll be good. The way this site and associated arms like MaxQ are organized is wonderful.

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« Reply #37 on: 08/31/2011 07:39 pm »
In the spring of 2010, we set out to make our first feature-length documentary film.  The adventures in which we’d been honored to take part for STS-129 inspired us to show everyone what we were up to at Kennedy Space Center.  From that, the “Press to MECO” project was born.

The idea started in the run up to STS-132 and scripts were written in the tail end of that year.  The production and narration recording started in December of 2010 and the editing process began in January of this year, but the bulk of the film’s assembly took place this summer.  We have many people to thank for this undertaking –

1. The entire team at Kennedy Space Center (both PAO and all KSC employees) for all their work to get us (and thus everyone who views this film) behind the scenes at KSC and allow us to do things we never would have thought possible even two years ago.
2. Brian Peck with Chicago’s WILV 100.3 Rewind radio station for narrating the film, being patient with us as we ran through a few re-writes of various scripts and letting his own enthusiasm show through his work!
3. Robert Pearlman, Todd Halvorson and David Waters, who happily took part in the project by sharing their own experiences and thoughts with us during STS-133’s launch countdown.
4. Everyone here at NASASpaceflight.com who supported our efforts over the years and pushed us to go harder and farther, and to better ourselves every step of the way.  This film is for all of you!

With that, we give you our “Press to MECO,” which runs 1 hour, 22 minutes and 50 seconds.  The film is available in 1080p and 720p resolutions in both its fully-assembled version and each individual part (the latter is for people with less-reliable internet connections who might not be able to download a huge file).

Download 1080p (3.2 GB) (Right Click, Save Target As...)

Download 720p (2.3 GB) (Right Click, Save Target As...)

We know these files are large, but we hope you’ll take the time to download the full film.  For those who wish to watch it in a lower-resolution format, here is a link to a streaming version on our website –

"Press to MECO" Streaming

For those still having trouble with either the downloads or the streaming, the video is available on youtube as well, in 10 parts.

Youtube Link





WOW!  When you consider the Hollywood hype and nonsense surrounding the movie called "Apollo 18", it's refreshing to know about this documentary.
Thank you.
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« Reply #38 on: 09/01/2011 05:30 pm »
Very fun and engaging documentary. My only dislike was the music, which seemed to be all the same, unlike most of Max-Q's productions.

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« Reply #39 on: 09/01/2011 06:13 pm »
Very fun and engaging documentary. My only dislike was the music, which seemed to be all the same, unlike most of Max-Q's productions.

It was different scenario than our normal mission music videos.  We wanted this to be something that could be shown freely anywhere by anyone without the risk of copyright issues, so we were limited to using tracks to which we had rights.  Otherwise, we would have used our normal music.  Using copyrighted tracks before has cost us some opportunities with people in high places.  Hope this helps :)
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« Reply #40 on: 09/01/2011 08:25 pm »
Seeing something made in Finland in this film was a pleasant surprise, and altogether this was a great film!

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« Reply #41 on: 09/02/2011 05:51 am »
So what will you guys do now there's no more shuttle?

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« Reply #42 on: 09/02/2011 07:18 am »
Very fun and engaging documentary. My only dislike was the music, which seemed to be all the same, unlike most of Max-Q's productions.

It was different scenario than our normal mission music videos.  We wanted this to be something that could be shown freely anywhere by anyone without the risk of copyright issues, so we were limited to using tracks to which we had rights.  Otherwise, we would have used our normal music.  Using copyrighted tracks before has cost us some opportunities with people in high places.  Hope this helps :)

How can we thank MAX-Q enough?it had reached the point that any Shuttle mission was not complete without the max-q video's,so i would just like to add a big thank you to ya'll,i will be watching it via the youtube channel(dodgy hard drive)
it is not wise of me to log on because i always just want to thank people for being so awesome! :D
whatever becomes of Max-Q ya'll have been so kind in sharing with us,you did not have to and for that i am so grateful! :)
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« Reply #43 on: 09/02/2011 08:06 am »
So what will you guys do now there's no more shuttle?

We'll still be here!!!  I can tell you as a group we have big plans to cover Discovery when she goes up to NASM in April.  We've talked about some video ideas that we may put together here in time, as well as our photography which will branch out into other areas as well.

We'll be covering as many unmanned missions as possible over at KSC too, and whatever shuttle events may be available during the T&R time. 

I'll put in a plug here too -- we may have a 2012 calendar up on site for sale soon, with some of our shots from KSC.  If anyone would be interested in one, let us know -- we're just in the design stage and trying to gauge any interest.

So we'll be around for a while, no plans on deserting ship.  Unfortunately we just won't have live missions to cover for a long time.

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« Reply #44 on: 09/02/2011 01:29 pm »
How can we thank MAX-Q enough?it had reached the point that any Shuttle mission was not complete without the max-q video's,so i would just like to add a big thank you to ya'll,i will be watching it via the youtube channel(dodgy hard drive)
it is not wise of me to log on because i always just want to thank people for being so awesome! :D
whatever becomes of Max-Q ya'll have been so kind in sharing with us,you did not have to and for that i am so grateful! :)

We were both blessed and fortunate to be a part of these events over the last two years.  It was something we never even thought possible until the fall of 2009.  But when it did, it became clear that it was an experience that every supporter of spaceflight deserved, and that's why we decided to share this story and bring everyone here at NASASpaceflight.com with us.

It took each and every dedicated member of this unique community to make this happen for us, so we wanted to make sure it happened for everyone here.  It is we who owe our thanks to you :)

As for the future, I second what Larry said above.  We are not jumping ship at all.  We're exploring new opportunities that come our way, but never forgetting our origins.  We'll be involved with spaceflight as the NASASpaceflight.com media team when and where we can, but we're also branching out into new realms to see where life takes us.  But you have our word - we'll be here! :D
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« Reply #45 on: 09/02/2011 07:59 pm »
Nathan, if you guys are going to do a 2012 calendar, count me in. I'd buy one.
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« Reply #46 on: 09/02/2011 08:57 pm »
remember the european calendar format also.. ;)

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« Reply #47 on: 09/03/2011 01:22 am »
Just showed this video to my parents and inlaws....they were like, "i had no idea it was such a complicated process!!"

PTM gave the "average" person a DEEP insight....thanks again for making this video!!!!!!!
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Re: [MAX-Q FEATURE] - "Press to MECO" Media Documentary
« Reply #48 on: 09/03/2011 02:57 am »
Chris, go ahead and branch this off if we need a new thread for the calendar stuff :) 

As for a European version, we will have to see if they have that option for who we are going with based on the demand n such,  if we cant get enough people to say yes to this we wont be able to fund one let alone two versions. We are also just now first venturing the idea publicly too, have been tossing it around since STS-133 part 2. 

Here is a bit of a compilation image we made using the shots we plan on putting into the calendar, enjoy

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Re: [MAX-Q FEATURE] - "Press to MECO" Media Documentary
« Reply #49 on: 09/03/2011 12:50 pm »
Having a little trouble downloading the 2.3 GB version, is there a lower version w/o doing the youtube version option?

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Re: [MAX-Q FEATURE] - "Press to MECO" Media Documentary
« Reply #50 on: 09/03/2011 01:48 pm »
Having a little trouble downloading the 2.3 GB version, is there a lower version w/o doing the youtube version option?

We do have a streaming option - not on YouTube...  Streaming (click that).

However, at this moment, we don't have anything lower than the 2.3gb version.  I can work on getting one uploaded for everyone, though!

EDIT:  It's a 480p resolution, widescreen video.  About half the bitrate of the 2.3gb version, so it'll be around 1.1gb or so.  Going to take a little bit to encode, and then upload.  I'll post the link as soon as it uploads!
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Re: [MAX-Q FEATURE] - "Press to MECO" Media Documentary
« Reply #51 on: 09/03/2011 10:57 pm »
I'm in the middle of Kourou with limited bandwidth but got the whole thing, nicely done guys !

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Re: [MAX-Q FEATURE] - "Press to MECO" Media Documentary
« Reply #52 on: 09/04/2011 08:58 am »
A little late, but here's a 480p version:

Press To MECO - 480p Download - 1.3GB.

Hope this helps a lot of people out!
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« Reply #53 on: 09/04/2011 04:29 pm »
A little late, but here's a 480p version:

Press To MECO - 480p Download - 1.3GB.

Hope this helps a lot of people out!

Copied the 480p link into the first post as well, for anyone just finding the thread.

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Re: [MAX-Q FEATURE] - "Press to MECO" Media Documentary
« Reply #54 on: 09/05/2011 04:20 pm »
Really amazingly well put together documentary! Congratulations!

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Re: [MAX-Q FEATURE] - "Press to MECO" Media Documentary
« Reply #55 on: 09/09/2011 09:28 am »
Thanks very much for posting the 480p version. Just finished watching the film which I thought gave a very interesting perspective of Space Shuttle launch operations. Hope you guys don't have to wait too long for the next crewed launch from KSC!
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Re: [MAX-Q FEATURE] - "Press to MECO" Media Documentary
« Reply #56 on: 09/09/2011 07:56 pm »

Finally got a chance to view this in its entirety.

Great work MaxQ!  I find it even more personally appealing since my story of shuttle launches in person closely matches that of MaxQ (saw my first launch in person Dec 2006, STS-116 from the causeway, and ended up watching STS-130 from Banana River/Saturn V after working on my knowledge of how and what to do).  I have NSF and MaxQ to thank for all of that.

As well, it was a real honor and pleasure to meet some of you in person, and to maintain contact in some small way via the electrons on these wires.

Keep up the great work--we're counting on you now more than ever!

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Re: [MAX-Q FEATURE] - "Press to MECO" Media Documentary
« Reply #57 on: 12/07/2011 06:45 pm »
UPDATE: We will be assembling some of the raw footage we shot and loading it to L2 pretty soon.  It will be uncut and follow the same format of a basic home movie.  We'll be putting it together by event (RSS retract, SRB return, etc.) just to give you guys a sort of "special features" section.

We would have loved to use more of this footage in the film, but it would have made it rather monotonous and repetitive, not to mention several hours long.  This way, you can enjoy the movie while still having the raw footage to see more of what went on during our shuttle coverage.
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Re: [MAX-Q FEATURE] - "Press to MECO" Media Documentary
« Reply #58 on: 12/08/2011 02:42 pm »
And the first three files of the aforementioned raw footage are now loaded to L2.  They include -

1. Press Site/News Center views (countdown clock, distant shots of VAB, 39A, 39B, etc.)

2. Life Sciences Building Tour (experiment/research prep for shuttle/ISS)

3. RSS Retract Event (ride to the pad, pre-retract video, retraction itself, media flag event and other fun shots)

I'll be adding more either tomorrow or Saturday.  I have some launch day goodies along with an hour of SRB return/lock video.
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