With the final space shuttle missions upon us, I thought I’d take a look at some of the best time-lapse videos to come from the NASA space program.
Aurora Borealis from the International Space Station
I’ve seen this video several times and it still impresses me. This is the type of thing that made me want to be an astronaut when I was a kid.
Preparing the Shuttle
I find the scale of everything in this video amazing. I’m looking at a shuttle designed to leave Earth, but it’s the size of the hangar that fascinates me.
Shuttle Being Attached to a Plane
I still can’t believe this works. I know NASA is staffed with rocket scientists, but who had the idea that strapping a space shuttle onto a plane and then flying cross country would actually work?
Shuttle Back Flip
It’s probably not a promising sign for my hopes of becoming an astronaut that this video makes me a little motion sick.