swisspig.net - To hell with the pig... I'm going to Switzerland.

Discovery Goes Safely Into Orbit (Tuesday, July 26, 2005)

So I just watched Discovery make it safely into space. This is the first time they've ever had a camera mounted on the external fuel tank, and it gave a spectacular view of the launch from the underside of the shuttle orbiter. They operated the camera all the way to external fuel tank separation, before cutting back to Earth. I would really like to see the footage (which I'm sure NASA recorded) of the tank falling back through the atmosphere. I know the tank and camera alike mostly burn up on re-entry, and the rest of the debris falls into the ocean, but I would imagine that the camera would show at least a little interesting material before being lost. Well, if it isn't on the NASA web site, that's what the Freedom of Information Act is for!

Now, it is time to head to the office and brave the 110 degree heat index.

—Brian (7/26/2005 11:18 AM)
(0 comments)

Comments

No comments.

Name
URL
Comment
(no html)
 

Disclaimer: Opinions on this site are those of Brian Ziman and do not necessarily
reflect the views of any other organizations or businesses mentioned.