Relive NASA’s Shuttle Program With a Video of All 135 Launches
By Kyle Hill on August 6, 2014
NASA’s illustrious space shuttle program may have recently ended an amazing 30-year run, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still experience the good ol’ days.
Below, YouTuber lunarmodule5 has collected all 135 shuttle launches into one hour-long video. The five different shuttles that you’ll see–Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour–will lift off for an eventual collective flight time of over three and a half years and 21,158 orbits around Earth.
Though we tragically lost two shuttles during those 135 missions–Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003–the majesty of sending humans into space is hard to diminish. Fast-foward to any point in the video above and you are bound to still feel the awesome struggle with gravity alongside our former astronauts.
IMAGE: Kyle Hill