7 Spectacular Rocket Launch Videos
Burning out his fuse up here alone
Arguably some of the greatest technological advances have come with the pursuit of space travel: From instruments created for measuring the surface of Mars to telescopes that can gaze into the heavens unimpeded by our pesky atmosphere. But the coolest part is how to get that technology (and often the people that need to operate it) up there in the sky.
For your viewing pleasure, some spectacular video of rocket launches:
THE launch of launches...now in HD
On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 Saturn V launches with millions of eyes focused on that launch pad. Now, the original video from that launch has been converted to high definition and is a truly breathtaking event. Enjoy.
Space Shuttle launch
Seeing a Shuttle launch live is soon to be a distant memory. This video should serve as a reminder of how ambitious and successful this project was, and how exciting a liftoff is to watch.
Ares launch with multiple angles
If you're not into waiting, skip ahead to around the two minute mark. The Ares I-X launch sequence and li
Truly an UNspectacular launch
To clarify: this is not a rocket designed to launch from Earth, but from the surface of the Moon. This is Unreasonable Rocket's entry which competed in the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. That said, d'oh.
Soyuz rocket launch
The Russian Soyuz rocket family has been around for four decades and is still used today to transport astronauts and material to the ISS. The launch on this video is excellent, and the Soyuz is a fine looking rocket.
Delta launch with Kepler
After a delay of a few years, the Kepler space observatory launches aboard a Delta rocket on March 7, 2009. Beautiful evening launch.
Great video of the launch of the Frence Helios-2B military recon satellite. Break out the fromage.