Rocket Launch Reference Footage

This is an awesome video about an impressive feat of engineering. But I don’t just love the video and it’s voiceover from a technology-geek point of view. It’s also a great reference footage for rocket exhaust and the mayhem it causes. I would love to see more science-fiction authors take this into account when they allow space ships to launch and land as effortlessly as a taxi pulling up.

Watch it full-screen and turn on HD 720p!

Here’s another one: The sound track of a ride on a space shuttle booster rocket from its launch to its impact in the ocean.

Thanks to my colleague who showed me the aptly-named tumblr page FUCK YEAH SPACE EXPLORATION :-)

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