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NASA Space Shuttle Launch Shot with Super Slow Motion Cameras

When a NASA Space Shuttle lifts off, there’s always high definition cameras carefully placed around the launch site, documenting the launch in high-definition photographs and slow motion videos. Back in April we featured a slow motion video of the Apollo 11 launch in 1969, and now here’s another neat super slow-mo documentary of more recent launches (i.e. 2005). If you have 45 minutes to spare, this video is sure to amaze and educate you.

By the way… during the launch, the shuttle burns 1,000 gallons of liquid propellants and 20,000 pounds of solid fuel every second.

(via Engadget)


Update: Ben tells us that every single image in the video above was shot on film, not HD cameras.


 
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  • Anonymous

    oh

  • http://www.facebook.com/jbrandibas Joe Brandibas

    Too bad the video isn’t HD

  • Launchphotography

    They are not HD cameras. What you see in this is all film.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    Thanks for the clarification. Post updated =)

  • ac

    This can be seen from the apparent light leaking on the right side of some video shots, as well as the sprocket holes. :)

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  • http://www.DigitalMediaServicesFlorida.com bsatchfield

    Actually, if you watch all the way to the end, at about the 40:00 minute mark they switch to HD cameras.

  • http://www.DigitalMediaServicesFlorida.com bsatchfield

    Actually, if you watch all the way to the end, at about the 40:00 minute mark they switch to HD cameras.

  • Insecurewalrus

    Umm, last I checked, shooting on film is “high def”. I mean, everybody’s always trying to get digital to look as good as film because film has the potential to capture so much more detail. I’d assume this is a DVD, possibly even blu-ray disc which is available for sale somewhere, and it probably is in high def in that format. We’re getting the free (possibly copyright infringed) version here, can’t complain about the vid quality too much.