Mesmerizing Slow Motion Shuttle Launch Compilation Set to ‘Armageddon’ Theme

By combining slow-motion footage of the STS-124 and STS-117 shuttle launches captured from a plethora of different angles, and setting the resulting compilation to the theme from the 1998 blockbuster ‘Armageddon,’ this video uploaded to the AmericasSpaceShuttle YouTube channel in 2011 pulls you in and won’t let you go.

A mesmerizing visual journey into, as the description puts it, “one of the greatest technological feats ever displayed,” the video makes us pine for NASA’s glory days and hope for the day when we might get to see new footage of a new launch… maybe shot with something like the Phantom Flex4K?

Check out the video above to receive a dose of nostalgia for yourself, and if you haven’t had enough slow motion space shuttle footage after that, check out this documentary we shared back in December of 2010.

(via Doobybrain)

  • Eden Wong

    If this was edited down by at least 50% it would have much more impact for me. Perhaps my attention span is too short…

  • Jim Johnson

    For my money, the greatest slow motion rocket launches with music are in the documentary In the Shadow of the Moon. Really a great documentary if you get the chance.

  • Burnin Biomass

    This vid is really cool (and the music is very upbeat), but I prefer my slow mo rockets with creepy Phillip Glass music…

    Koyaanisqatsi lovers represent!!! :)

  • Uncle Wig

    I love my NASA slow motion launch footage probably more than the next guy, but not paired with bombastic and extra-cheesy music from one of the worst movies ever!

  • Ralph Hightower

    Okay, so some are complaining about the music. The narration that accompanies the video of the very slo-mo launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969 is very dry. But the video is awesome!

  • Kristy Parker

    I love it on how the video is slowed down. I also love slowing down videos to show the details like this video using a Video Surgeon Software for my desktop computer.

  • SwedishKiwi

    Could have been better if they hadn’t used the “Hollywood One-Man-Band Orchestra”-version of the soundtrack.

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