22 December 2008

Monday art house: solid rocket booster separation video



Note how the 2 boosters rotate in tandem during the fall, until they hit too much atmosphere. And people say we need to adopt the metric system. Bah!

3 comments:

LBB said...

Note how the 2 boosters rotate in tandem during the fall

Man, law school has totally eaten my brain. For about 20 seconds, I was stumped, because I only saw one booster in the shot. *sigh*

Glomarization said...

I should have written a coherent explanation of what the video actually shows. As you figured out, it's video from a camera affixed to one of the 2 solid rocket boosters on a space shuttle (I think it's Endeavour).

The audio is what really freaks me out, I think: creaking from the metal expanding and contracting, and some wind noise, but otherwise it's so quiet.

LBB said...

Yeah, I was intrigued by that too.