Friday, January 21, 2011

Commemorating the Space Shuttle

I'm certainly sad to see the Space Shuttle program coming to an end. Regardless of how you feel politically or emotionally about our country's current role in human space exploration, you can't help but marvel at the technological achievements of the Shuttle program over the past 30-40 years. I have never seen a launch in person and, with only two remaining, hope I can figure out a way to head down to Florida and view one this year.

NASA's Glenn Research Center has compiled an incredible, stunning video from footage captured throughout the Shuttle's history. There is excellent narration from Matt Melis and Kevin Burke, aerospace engineers who led the effort to edit the clips into the finished video you can see below. It's long and to say it's well worth your 45 minutes doesn't even begin to do it justice. Enjoy!

h/t - Fareed Guyot on the Oshkosh365 forums


  1. Great vid ... but looks like we'll be getting one additional shuttle flight. Atlantis and STS135 on June 28th.

  2. Excellent, more time to try and make it to FL to see one! :)