Congratulations to the crew of STS-119

A successful launch of STS-119, for as the NASA Announcer said seconds after the launch, “taking the space shuttle to full power for full science.” – Not sure what that means.  But it was a glorious night at the Kennedy Space Center regardless.

The video below was posted just 8 minutes after the launch, the neat thing about this one is that the individual showed us the launch from his television and then he runs outside to show us the shuttle from his home in Orlando, FL.

I will of course be trying to find some other videos in the days to come that show it in real life.  I am hoping my friend TVNews can find me one.

One thing I was really impressed with was NASA’s ability to simultaneously broadcast the launch on both television and The Internet.  I tuned into NASA-TV on our big screen television and on NASA-TV’s website and was impressed with the amount of lag time between what we saw on television and what I saw on my laptop.  It was probably 10 seconds tops between the two.

I remarked to DeLeesa about what a great world we live in when we can watch something like the Space Shuttle launch from anywhere, including our cell phones.

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3 Responses to Congratulations to the crew of STS-119

  1. jimr says:

    TV thanks for the link, EW, I couldn’t agree with you more!

  2. EagleWatch says:

    As a contemporary of High Tech (I can remember as a chlid watching Korean War coverage using a map of Korea on a flip-chart stand and a pointer), I hope I never lose the sense of marvel at the things we can do.

    Watching a live space launch on your cell phone is about as incredible as it gets!

  3. TV News says:

    Here you go:

    I was supposed to do that one, but it got moved back and fell into conflict with the World Baseball Classic.