Ride Along with a Sounding Rocket

5 Jul , 2011 by Video

Earlier this year, a sounding rocket was launched to measure solar energy output and calibrate the EVE instrument on the Solar Dynamics Observatory. Two on-board cameras recorded the rocket’s journey, allowing the rest of us to tag along from Earth to space and back again. Make sure you listen to all the sounds as well as enjoy the views.

Video courtesy Goddard Space Flight Center.

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Matthew Kenworthy
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July 6, 2011 5:14 AM

That’s an excellent video, I love being reminded that space is only an hour’s drive away!

ND
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ND
July 6, 2011 6:12 AM

That’s just awesome. In one short video, we launch, cross into space and continue traveling using momentum, view of the earth and space, start falling back, parachute down into grass and see a person.

All it took was 1 minute to cross into space (62 miles). That’s amazing yet so easy it would seem smile

Love the “UFO looking” lens flare.

pfsch1
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pfsch1
July 6, 2011 6:53 PM

The video doesn’t appera on my Firefox browser; just a black rectangle. Works ok on Seamonkey. What to do for Firefox?

EarthlingX
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July 6, 2011 7:23 PM

It works for me with FF 5.0 and Flash 10.3.181.26.

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