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Video of Space shuttle launch from airliner

F-14D

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This fellow was certainly impressed.

http://gizmodo.com/5036953/guy-films-space-shuttle-launch-from-passing-airliner
 

Abraham Gubler

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Another great moment in the eloquence of aerospace travel:

“And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and Holy Smokes look how fast its going...”
 

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I've first seen this video on the nasa board - and loved it!-
 

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According to those at sci.space.history it was a Delta II.
 

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I agree with the Delta II assessment. I used to watch these often and fly helicopter air support for these from Vandenberg AFB in the late 1990s. The small puff of the air lit solid boosters suddenly appearing 1 minute into flight as the ground lit solids taper off is distinctive in a Delta II launch., as is the acceleration off the pad. The poor videography makes it hard to see, but a Delta II is what we're watching here.
 
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