Friday, August 20, 2010

This POV Footage of a NASA Rocket Booster Falling Back to Earth Is Video Art

Posted By on Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 1:47 PM

The above footage of an auxillary rocket booster falling back into the atmosphere, taken during NASA's spring '08 mission STS-124, flown by the shuttle Atlantis to deliver a new Japanese module to the International Space Station, is incredibly beautiful and surprisingly powerful. (The existential leg of the journey starts around 1:54.) It's like a mashup of Kubrick's 2001 and Michael Snow's "La Région Centrale" (1971). We're so small! (TheDailyWhat)

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