13 Jul

Launch of STS-135 Atlantis (final mission of the Space Shuttle)

Video of the last Space Shuttle launch (Atlantis , STS-135) as I saw it on July 8th, 2011…

(thanks to James Daniels for the video editing/rotation effects)

This is from 7 miles way. If you listen carefully, you can hear the double-boom as the vehicle breaks the sound barrier.

This is the last time my code gets to fly to space, so it was pretty special for me to go see this launch happening…

Related to this see Looking back at the Space Shuttle Program.