o The Frog Blog: Space Shuttle Time Lapse

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Space Shuttle Time Lapse

NASA have released a fantastic time lapse video of the Space Shuttles Discovery and Atlantis during their final missions to the ISS. The video has three parts: the first two feature Space Shuttle Discovery, while docked to the ISS, captured during STS 131 during April 2010. You can see Discovery move from the night side of the Earth to the daytime (Look our for the Aurora Borealis in the background) and, taken a few days later, the Shuttle emerging from darkness over the Canadian Rockies, traversing the United States southeast towards Florida. The final part sees the Sun rises behind space shuttle Atlantis in this time-lapse sequence taken last month on one of the last days of the historic final mission of the shuttle program.