This is a the first pass of an animation I created using Cinema 4D. I think it ended up looking OK but if you have any suggestions on how to make it more realistic, please leave me a comment.
I was hanging out in NASA's Launch Control Center... Sorry... It won't happen again... promise.
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Inside the World's Largest Building [29 Million SqFt] and the Space Station Processing Facility as well as Under the Shuttle Columbia. Learn HOW TO LAUNCH A ROCKET
This launch was filmed from the VIP Viewing site. It looks like a scene from Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. One of my favorite launch viewings.
The Launch of the Shuttle Endeavor on December 5 2001. Every launch is different and this was one of my favorites. Because the launch actually took place before sunrise, the contrail is show breaking the horizon and catching up to it's own sunrise. This made for an amazingly colorful display.
I shot this when I returned home to New York City. It's a walk around the WTC Site after the attacks of 9/11.
This is a Delta V Rocket launching from the Kennedy Space Cent at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Base on Merritt Island. It's the same place A lot of the Mercury and Geminii launches happened.
I put this together the day after the Shuttle Columbia Crashed in Texas. I was at the Space Center waiting for Columbia to land at the SLF [Shuttle Landing Facility] . We realized there was a big problem when the shuttle was over 5 minutes late in returning. This video shows the launch then some video I shot in the OPF [ Orbiter Processing Facility ] underneath Columbia and then the reactions of the people in Houston at Mission Control.
The Shuttle Atlantis Launches fro The Kennedy Space Center on 10.08.2002
The Shuttle Endeavor Launches from the Kennedy Space Center - Includes footage shot inside the Saturn V Center of an Apollo Rocket taped on 11.23.2002 Endeavor is the shuttle