Space Shuttle Endeavour's Final Launch

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In this unusual four-camera video, director Chase Heavener shows a view of the final liftoff of Space Shuttle Endeavour, shot by cameras attached to the solid rocket boosters. It looks far better fullscreen, and you may want to watch it on Vimeo to see it in HD and get to that fullscreen mode most easily. My favorite moment is around 2:26 when the boosters detach and thus go out of sync as they burn and spin. It's poetic but also may induce mild motion sickness.

Beautiful by itself, but of particular interest for space nerds. The music is by Ulf Lohmann and the source video is from NASA.

SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR FINAL LAUNCH from Northern Lights on Vimeo.

You can watch a much less exciting video of Endeavour's final landing.

(Via @brainpicker.)

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