From the upcoming Special Edition Ascent: Commemorating Space Shuttle DVD/BluRay a movie from the point of view of the Solid Rocket Booster with sound mixing and enhancement done by the folks at Skywalker Sound.

Courtesy of NASA KSC Weather Office

Category: Travel, Video

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3 Responses to “Riding the Booster (enhanced audio by Skywalker Sound)”

  1. Francisco Bandres de Abarca says:

    Man! Those guys that volunteered to do the camera work on these flights must be Slim Pickens-like cowboys with cojones *THIS BIG*. And the framing remains so stable, even through max Q. They must have edited the ‘yee-haa!’ vocalizations out.

    But seriously . . .

    Just this past week, they’ve done some more testing on scale models of the next generation of SLS boosters (featuring an application of a new insulation material within the nozzle) at Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama:

    http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/systems/sls/H12-085.html

    Full disclosure: No current position in ATK, but definitely eye-balling it.

  2. Chad says:

    Nice! Any time I see stuff like this I always think about Neil Degrasse Tyson’s rant on the stupidity of cutting NASA’s budget. Here it is with sweet visuals:

    http://m.gizmodo.com/5892297/neil-degrasse-tyson-supercut-demands-we-dream-of-space-again

  3. tnoll says:

    Not to be a curmudgeon, but did they ever hit space where there is no sound? Remember the tagline from Alien? In space no one can hear you scream . . .