Space Flight, Space Shuttle Always a Good Show: SRB Camera Views from Discovery’s Last Ride Article written: 3 Mar , 2011 Updated: 4 Mar , 2011 by Nancy Atkinson I always enjoy the views from the cameras placed on the solid rocket boosters for the space shuttles, and this one is no different. Enjoy the ride and and down again, and watch out for that splashdown! Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) By Nancy Atkinson - Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is the author of the new book "Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos." She is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. PAMELA Uncovers Cosmic Ray SurpriseUS Military X-37B rolls out to Atlas Launch Pad poised for March 4 launch – Photo Album Solid Rocket Boosters, Space Shuttle, Space Shuttle Discovery, STS-133 Related posts Two Veteran NASA Astronauts Michael Foale and Ellen Ochoa Inducted into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame at KSC What Are You Doing For Yuri’s Night? Next Cygnus Cargo Ship Christened the SS John Glenn to Honor First American in Orbit 9 Responses Hon. Salacious B. Crumb says March 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM In the seemingly desperate rush to get all out these stories on the second last Space Shuttle launch, you’ve wrong spelt the name of the shuttle as ” Disovery’s”. It is Discovery. Log in to Reply ND says March 4, 2011 at 5:43 AM Two observations. 1) The audio from the boosters as they reenter the atmosphere is downright creepy. 2) At 17:46 you can see the trail left by the launch leading from the surface! Log in to Reply Manu says March 4, 2011 at 12:56 PM During the launch, in the rear views you can see the trail shadow, not on the ground but in the air; Between 18:00 and 18:50 you can see several times the trail of the other booster coming down (I think). Log in to Reply wjwbudro says March 4, 2011 at 1:04 PM I thought it was the exhaust trail from the launch itself (?) wjwbudro says March 4, 2011 at 1:25 PM Sorry, that was ground level @ ~17:45 Anyway, that was some fantastic footage; whata ride! SteveZodiac says March 4, 2011 at 6:12 AM 1) Sounds just like someone blowing down a 150 x 12 foot tube 🙂 Log in to Reply Member Aqua says March 4, 2011 at 6:41 PM What were the objects impacting the ocean BEFORE the main splashdown? Chunks of burnt solid rocket propellent? Pieces of the tank attachments? or? Log in to Reply Jon Hanford says March 4, 2011 at 7:27 PM “What were the objects impacting the ocean BEFORE the main splashdown?” I think your referring to the nose cone assemblies jettisoned from the SRBs just before the boosters splashdown. Log in to Reply Member platomica says March 5, 2011 at 5:02 AM simply beautiful. viedos like this in their arbitrary, but equally so very exact action always make me understand how much planning , engineering and testing must be behind these launches. thanks for making me feel some of the early space age awe again, i was glued to the screen with my nose these past 30 minutes. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.