Video of Space shuttle launch from airliner


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3 October 2007
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This fellow was certainly impressed.
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...”
According to those at it was a Delta II.
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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