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Ride on the Boosters Natural Sound ● Discovery Launch Space Shuttle STS 133

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Published on Mar 6, 2011

Sensational On-Board view of a Space Shuttle launch with the dramatic fall from the SRB s back to Earth... Sound from start "till fall .... STS 133 Discovery
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The boosters will propel the Shuttle to 5,652 km/h. • 3512 mph ►►
At 124 sec. after lift off, the SRBs have expended their fuel. They separate from the orbiter at an altitude of approx 49 km.• 30,4 mi. After separation, momentum will propel the SRBs for another 70 sec. to an altitude of 71,6 km • 44,1 mi before they begin their long tumble back to Earth. . . .

At an altitude of 4.6 km.• 2,5 mi. the nose cap is jettisoned and deploys a pilot parachute. These immediately deploys the drogue parachute which is attached to the top of the cone-shaped structure at the end of the booster.

At an altitude of 2.1 km • 1,2 mi the cone separates and this releases three main parachutes. These chutes will quickly slow the booster's speed from 370 km/h • 230 mph to 82 km/h.• 51 mph.
A motor nozzle extension is severed by a pyrotechnic charge approx 20 sec. later.
At approx. seven minutes after liftoff, the boosters impact the Atlantic Ocean.
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STS 133 Montage 7 SRB cams, 4 audiostreams with
live comm.& (later released) up-sound.
Video/audio source: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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