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Guy Films Space Shuttle Launch from Passing Airliner

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  1. Dec 28, 2008 at 7:28 AM
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    Watching a space shuttle launch from the ground is undoubtedly very awe inspiring, but this video of a launch takes the biscuit: It's filmed from thousands of feet in the air. A lucky guy managed to film a shuttle rocketing off the ground (possibly STS-124) from inside a passing Air Canada airliner. It's less fire, smoke and thunder than a sea-level view, more "Holy crap, look how fast it goes!" Check it out... you may be as amazed as it sounds like he was.
     
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    Great video, the guy is saying "holy smoke" with his kids around but eventually says "holy shit"! nice find.
     
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    for some reason, it wont let me watch it. :(
     
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    i can't believe a commercial airliner was that close to the launch site... i would think the no-fly zone for a rocket launch would be much bigger
     
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    That's pretty sweet! Can't belive you can fly that close
     
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    Two awesome posts! The guy in the airline is definitely from up-north with that accent!
    I've got some still pictures of our FANG F-15s flying cover fro the shuttle after 911. I'll see if I can upload them.
     
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    Normally the FAA issues a TFR (Temporary Flight Restriction) with a 30NM Radius centered on the launch facility.
    That airliner that is being filmed from is at the very least 34.5 miles away...just to comply with the TFR. In reality, they are most likely further away than that.


     
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