Video of the Day: Endeavour's Launch Seen From a Plane Window

More

Many have been talking about the photograph taken by Stefanie Gordon from her plane window when Space Shuttle Endeavour launched earlier this week. (Mashable's Sarah Kessler wrote last night about how Gordon had been both snubbed and celebrated by the media for her image, which was distributed through TwitPic, a service that recently clarified its terms of service to state that media outlets must ask permission to use its images, but need not credit the original photographer.)

But there's something better than a still photograph: A video. From 32,000 feet above the Earth, one passenger alternated between shooting the television in the back of the seat in front of him or her which showed a news station covering the launch and the actual launch as seen from the plane's window. "Folks, apparently the shuttle is launching right now," you can hear the pilot say over the intercom system, warning them that a long plume of smoke would soon be visible on the right side of the aircraft.

Watch other Videos on the Technology Channel.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Nicholas Jackson is a former associate editor at The Atlantic.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

What Is the Greatest Story Ever Told?

A panel of storytellers share their favorite tales, from the Bible to Charlotte's Web.


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Death of Film

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

Video

How to Hunt With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

Video

A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

An action figure and his reluctant sidekick trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

Video

I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Writers

Up
Down

More in Technology

Just In