American in Spain

Shuttle Waltz

November 19, 2009

thumbI'm a bit of a NASA TV addict. I particularly love watching live shuttle launches and ISS docking maneuvers. The fact that we can launch ourselves up out of our atmosphere and rendezvous with a space station moving at 7.7 kilometers per second 340 km above the Earth blows my mind every single time. Yesterday, as I was watching STS-129 approach the ISS, I had to pause the video to do something else, and when I moved the Quicktime slider back up to the live feed, I noticed how much cooler it all looked at accelerated speed. So I saved the feed I'd been watching, sped it up twelve times, and put some music to it. While I admit that the music selection is hardly original, I think you have to admit that it is absolutely perfect.