Shuttle Atlantis STS-132 - Amazing Shuttle Launch Experience

添加 2013年09月18日
Kennedy Space Center, May 14th, 2010.
I was privileged to travel to the Kennedy Space Center, to watch the launch of Atlantis, on what was then, the final "scheduled" flight of the orbiter (STS-132). This video is my homage to the shuttle program, through the in-depth experience of a single orbiter launch. I believe we should be thankful for the Atlantis orbiter, all her astronauts, the countless NASA staff who made her fly, and the American people who created a space vehicle of extraordinary power and grace.

This footage incorporates numerous camera views from the ground, the footage I took during launch, and video and audio from NASA showing the orbiter stack itself, during takeoff and flight -- in order to experience the preparation and the resulting eight and a half minute exhilarating ride into space.

In places, the timeline of the actual events has been extended slightly to allow us to see different viewpoints of the same moment, and better experience the amazing feat of launching a spacecraft into orbit.

Enjoy the ride!


After this flight, Atlantis was processed and prepared to fly one last time... this time as "on-call" STS-335, which would remain flight-ready, should either of the remaining two orbiters flights require a rescue mission.

A rescue flight was not needed and Congress, in a rare moment of clarity, appropriated enough money to extend the program to allow the already "flight ready" Atlantis to launch one last time and to become the last shuttle mission of the Shuttle Program, as STS-135.

Atlantis now has a home at the Kennedy Space Center.

Errata: an editing error at the end of the video states the launch was 2012, rather than the correct year, 2010.

MUSIC TRACKS (In order of appearance)
1) Band Of Brothers Suite Two, Band Of Brothers, (Michael Kamen)
2) Rise, The Space Between Us, (Craig Armstrong)
3) After The Storm, The Space Between Us, (Craig Armstrong)
4) After Antietam, Glory Soundtrack, (James Horner)
5) Now We Are Free (Juba's Mix), Gladiator: More Music From The 6) Motion Picture, (Hanz Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard)
7) Hymn, The Space Between Us, (Craig Armstrong)


  • Always wanted to be a astronaut but didn't make it. Love spacecraft. Very thrilling & exciting.

  • Good 👍

  • E tem mais isto porque sou paranaense se fosse um cearense ele conseguiria em 1/3 de tempo que estes neofitis estao gastando de tempo , tempo e dinheiro e mais tempo e espaco ganho em velocidade e massa., deslocamento entao vamos la medir o tempo dele de saida do espaco e que tipo de privada estao usando para levalos a lua. , e se o conbustivel que sai desta privada e gases metano ou butano ou enxofre com compostos radioativos.

  • Aceito o desafio de corrida espacial de chagar a lua em metado do tempo destes neofitos.

  • Que sistema mais burro de lancamento de aeronaves e o geito mais arcaido de lancamento emquento pensarmos assim nao sairemos da lua.

  • Nices Hare Krishna

  • Please, drop the lame music

  • The sneaky jelly genetically curve because soil energetically brake despite a lovely december. eatable, gleaming hourglass

  • People have been sharing videos of their cats' extreme reactions

  • j want to go there with my kids

  • Respect

  • Mi spiegate perché nasa ed istituzioni spaziali nn pubblichino gestioni di studio su effetti ibridi di l'atmosfera sintetizzate differenti e relazioni di gestione nucleare derivati una mela sulla terra reagisce come una mela su Marteok


  • look at the cross moon !!! jesus christ 's judgement day coming very soon! revelation 22.12 Behold i am coming soon! my reward is with me. i will give to everyone according to what he has done.

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  • រ៉ាដាតំរ៉ង់ចំគោលដៅ100%

  • the most beautiful thing

  • Up up and away.. . .spectacular 💯👌🏾😘🙏🏾

  • America, no Obama or Joe demented to tell us we are not the libtards.

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  • Love the Band of Brothers theme playing in the background.

  • Ñl

  • Hmmm🇮🇩

  • 😎😎😎😎😎

  • This video very well put nicely edited made it looked dramatic

  • Отличная работа👍🏻 🇺🇲 👋🏻🙂🇰🇿

  • Even though it was considered a failure in the eyes of some, and a terrible idea.. I think this is the most beautiful thing to ever have flown.

  • العلم وما اوتيتم من العلم الا قليل للاامانه هم اهل العلم والتكنلوجيا والتطور

  • Just freakin awesome

  • Have a nice flight to the Bermuda triangle. Damn fools. Proud my arse. Of a bunch of evil thieving satanic liars. No thank you. If you buy this shit you are way behind the curve I'm afraid. If you pardon the pun, cos there is no curve. I'm just sayin tho 👍

  • It's just like miracle

  • man if newton was still alive he would have cried seeing his findings put to work

  • Trip 123

  • Saya dari Indonesia

  • melenceng dan meledak diganti dengan gambar film animasi

  • To sit 3 hrs before launch a restroom break would be handy . If it were me I would mess my britches on launch if I had to wait that long .

  • 👍

  • Hahhahaah i thinking on my mind that the shuttle is farting thrust but still great seeing this 😀😀😀😀😁😁😁 and someday i wanted to be in there but it retired

  • I was 1 when this was posted

  • 成功任務❗

  • Mis grandes reconocimientos. Pará todos

  • Amazing look like so good

  • We will remember you ❤ you made history go nasa

  • Wowww

  • Atlantis was such a cool name for a space shuttle.

  • Still amazing seeimg it all again many thanks.

  • 10:00 blast off

  • Wonderful video. Would have appreciated to watch and hear the take off without music

    • Even better if William Shatner had done the flight controller narration.

  • Mboh nyong ra ngerti bahasane

  • I like space projects.

  • mudahan anak ku besar nanti jadi astronot

  • Imagine if this man is one of the crew of the space shuttle Me: :0

  • June 11th 2021 watching 👀😎👌🏾

  • Fue un resplandor discoviizado para el futuro todos los enlaces del momento más preciso gracias un saludo

  • انا العربي الذي تبحت عنه🤣🤣♥️

  • Good to see them in good spirits

  • Would Love to see more Canadians going up!

  • May GOD Bless them!Our Heroes

  • Super Reall Heros 🙏🙏🙏🔥🔥

  • ഇജ്ജാതി സാനം 🔥

  • OK.....OK.....OK.....OK.....OK...

  • VL T-T

  • watchinh 2021? anyone?

  • he made it

  • Wow~~perfect​ Very​ Good~~!!👆😊💭🌼🦋🎉🎊

  • Y there no reentry effect?

  • Congratulations great USA👍🙏👏

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    • Sizin için aşikar olmasa da, insanlığın evreni keşfetmesine yapılan yatırımlar, günümüzün birçok kolaylığını mümkün kılmıştır. Buna cep telefonunuzu, uydu iletişiminizi, GPS navigasyonunuzu, daha doğru hava tahmini ve küresel ticaretin birçok yönü dahildir.

  • Earth is zig zag not flat 😂

  • Please can someone help with the name of the song that starts playing at round about the 17:00 min mark...Thanks

    • @Leaveil Corris I agree, its a REALLY nice version! Glad you found it!

    • @Jonathan Mickelson thanks Brother...I found it and downloaded it...I have been searching for it for so long.Always hear in some videos on youtube.I absolutely love it.Very calming

    • Hi Leaveil, Yes that song which starts at 16:45 is "Now We Are Free (Juba's Mix)" from the soundtrack "Gladiator: More Music From The Motion Picture" the artist is Hanz Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard. I hope you liked it!

  • la fuerza i la portencia del cohete deve ser inpresionante me gusta

    • Si me gustó mucho la verdad que sí gracias

    • Es realmente impresionante, incluso a más de una milla de distancia ... es difícil imaginar cómo es sentarse dentro de un vehículo de este tipo y ponerse en órbita en unos 8 minutos, ¡pero espero que el video te haya dado una idea!

  • what happened to th external tank?

    • It was intentionally sent into a tumble to deorbit in a safe area of the Indian Ocean far from all shipping lanes.

  • Ucil bettakoi

  • Amazing

  • Как классно ракета летит🚀🌍 и вращается в воздухе обороты делает

  • OM Shantie.

  • Amazing rocket space shuttle and for signal

  • Eu não tenho coração e nem estômago para ser piloto de avião ou ser astronauta,porque eu ia me cagar nas calças.💩💩😵😵😱😱

  • 9:09

  • Wow,,,,,

  • 🙏🙏🙏👍

  • Newtons 3 law of motion and linear momentum

  • I always wished it was possible to get actual video footage of the external fuel tank breaking up as it enters Earth’s atmosphere.

    • @Jonathan Mickelson wow thanks. Never seen footage of that before.

    • There are not many videos of it because it intentionally occurs far from anyone. STS 41 allowed the tank to re-enter near hawaii and some footage was captured:

  • I will appreciate you

  • What appolo

  • Il faut avoir du courage

  • 👏👏👏😍😍😍😎😎😎

  • It's hard to believe that anyone could make a shuttle launch less exciting, but you did it.

  • Danng the engines running super lean!!!!!

  • How can we fly to the moon but can’t invent a phone charger what don’t break

  • Excellent

  • America is great nation expect Bush ,Rice,Ramesfield,and other 😐

  • God bless you everyone

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  • Yeee Be prepare guys this year they planing to sent people in mars planet 😂😂

  • I am Indian I am proud of you

  • Nice ♥️

  • So sad, that the shuttle program has ended! Thanks for this video! Amazing machines!