[AZ-Observing] Re: Not Really AZ or Observing: Space Shuttle Video

  • From: Sam&Anne <sam&anne@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 06:10:49 -0700

Jimmy Ray wrote:

> EXCELLENT!! I agree at it is amazing how much the shuttle lifts them
> falls back toward the pad before SRB ignition! Wonder how that feels
> from the flight deck?

Since the SRBs are bolted to the pad until they ignite, it's not really 
lifting them - maybe that's not what you meant.

The shuttle engine ignition rocks them forward; then they spring back.

At that point, the SRBs fire, release, and they are able to rise.

Cool video - thanks.


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