Ah yes, I had forgotten that from the side view the shuttle goes through (one?) flex cycle and SRB ignition occurs at it swings back to vertical. If you watch from the top of the SRB looking down, the illusion (?) is that the orbiter (but not the SRB) moves forward (spaceward) a few inches, falls back with SRB ignition occurring as the orbiter comes back to "rest". As the camera is at the top of the flexing stack, it would obviously be in motion with the rest of the vehicle and being at the top should see a fair deal of motion. I'll go back ad watch it again with the stack flex in mind and see if the illusion "goes away"... Jimmy Ray -----Original Message----- From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Sam&Anne Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 6:11 AM To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Not Really AZ or Observing: Space Shuttle Video 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. Sam -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list. -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.394 / Virus Database: 268.9.10/386 - Release Date: 7/12/2006 -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.1.394 / Virus Database: 268.9.10/386 - Release Date: 7/12/2006 -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.