Communion Of Dreams

Sometimes the things we do impress the hell out of me.
May 22, 2010, 7:21 am
Filed under: Art, NASA, Science, Space, tech

As you likely know, the Space Shuttle program is coming to an end, and each of the shuttles are on their final launch schedules. Take a few minutes and watch this amazing time-lapse vid:

Go For Launch!

The action starts in the hangar-like Orbiter Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where Discovery has been outfitted for its STS-131 mission. The vehicle is then towed to the 525-foot-high Vehicle Assembly Building, hoisted into a vertical position and lowered onto its external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters. Then it’s off to the pad on the giant Mobile Launcher Platform, where the shuttle is encased in its protective Rotating Service Structure until just before launch on April 5, 2010.

Sometimes the things we do impress the hell out of me.

Jim Downey

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The technical accomplishment of the vid, or all the work to get the shuttle off-planet? Both impressive in their own way, IMO.

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