We’ve seen footage from rocket-mounted cameras before, but this is a particularly stunning example of the genre: cameras mounted on the solid-fuel rocket boosters that lifted the shuttle Discovery into space last week document their entire 30-minute voyage, from liftoff to splashdown.
The ground recedes fast amid sparks and smoke; Discovery cuts loose and continues on its lonely voyage; the boosters capture some lovely shots of our planet as they spin and parachute and land safely in the ocean.
NASA could go a long way toward solving its budgetary issues if they charged audiences to watch amazing movies like this. Source: Popsci.com
The Most Inspirational Unofficial NASA Commercial Ever
A Youtube user thinks NASA is “the most fascinating, adventurous, epic institution ever devised by human beings”. We agree. That same guy thinks NASA has no idea how to promote itself. So he made this commercial for them. It’s beautiful.
Titled ‘The Frontier is Everywhere’, this fan-made video perfectly combines an eloquent Carl Sagan voiceover from The Pale Blue Dot with timely splicing of poignant images of Earth and outer space. In the end, going to space is as much about looking at ourselves and the current world around us as it is launching a shuttle.
NASA’s current budget cuts obviously make it a bit difficult to focus heavy resources on public relations and social media, but reconnecting the people with the wonder of space, like this video does, should be more important than it currently is.