STS-118, Facebook-Angle Edition - MyMoon

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If you've ever stood aiming your camera at your own face snapping pictures from progressively higher and higher angles in order to "look your best" then you know what I'm talking about. It's okay, we've all done it or we all know someone guilty of doing it on the regular.

So imagine my amusement when our Space Shuttle STS-118 had a kind fellow shoot video from the highest Facebook-angle ever, a nearby plane! Don't worry Space Shuttle, you'll find true love! You don't need those angles to make you look thinner. You're beautiful to me just the way you are!

In all seriousness though, I recently found this video and it's totally bananas (spelled b-a-n-a-n-a-s as we all learned for the first time years ago, thanks Gwen Steffani!). This is no model rocket launch where the rocket trail just peters out shortly after launch leaving your $20 Christmas gift lost to nearby power lines [flashback]. It just keeps going.... going....... going........... gone. Totally rad.


Andy S.

Tuesday Mar-01-2011

Dude...that's pretty cool. I'm a little surprised the plane was close enough to see it. I would think airspace near the launch would be cleared for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles...

Alec E.

Tuesday Mar-01-2011

I know right?! I thought the same thing but I guess at cruising altitude of, I would guess 40,000', that's probably considerably farther away than it appears. I'm sure we could find someone around MyMoon Towers who could tell us how far you can see at that altitude (along with a myriad other facts I'm sure) if we went researchin'.

1, 2, 3... Not it!

Manuel S.

Wednesday Mar-09-2011

Wow that is really incredible. Awesome shot!

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