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Space Shuttle Launch Audio - play LOUD (no music) HD 1080p

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Published on Apr 27, 2011

- - Created through FAIR USE for educational purposes - - STS-121
You need a sound system with a lot of power and a great sub (turned up to house shaking level) to get the right effect of this video. I made this for all the people who dreamed of seeing a launch in person but were never able to make the trip themselves.

Using dozens of different video sources and countless audio versions of Shuttle launches I mixed this little clip together to mimic as close an experience to the real thing as I could. I know that the exact sequence of countdown events is somewhat compressed and not time-accurate but I was going more for the 'feel' of a high energy launch experience rather than a technical documentary. Throttle Up and SRB Separation are sounds as might be heard from onboard acoustic transducers picking up resonant vibration in the vehicle's structure.

Please take care not to damage your sound equipment during playback. I did not do anything to boost the low frequency roar of the Shuttle during liftoff but the SRB and SSME thrust noise may be taxing to even high quality sub-woofers and speaker cones if played too loud.

For those who sit through the last few frames you can catch a glimpse of my home theater system I built a couple of years ago. This video really is best viewed at 165 inches or better!

Comments • 5,834

Jake
This what money should be spent on exploring the world beyond ours etc,  not on bs fkn wars. 
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reigels
Agreed! Thanks for calling it out.
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José Luis Valencia Herrera
1:28 that's so badass!
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mzini Sithole
José Luis Valencia Herrera lotto
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Daniel May
It's a shame that a nation which landed men of the moon is run by people who don't believe even basic science.
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Alex Weinhart
Daniel May stats, diplomacy, and nuclear warheads. what's not science is your 72 virgins.
RKBA300WM
HPDPRIEST while technically true, for all intents and purposes its nonexistent. it has no relative impact on lunar operations as its density is infinitesimal.
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USNavalAirForces
I'm a dude, never cried from any video before, but somehow this fucking rocket does it. WTF brain...
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Voice
Powah!!!!
Lord Voldemort
Same, get the same feeling when watching Apollo launch to the moon too.
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Matt Dargis
Still pissed off I never went to see a launch live.
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Bartonovich52
Glad I did. Endeavour in '93... except not that close. Saw a reentry as well from my deck.
MrHackerGnome
+Matt Dargis I miss the shuttles. Anytime I talk about them, it's in present tense.
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1111frannyg
WOW!!!....What a video, Watched it about 10 times.  The sound Quality is absolutely Breathtaking.  (indegun) You are a total credit to youtube,
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War Machine84 !
NASA FTW!!!
Tony McAfee
1111frannyg I l
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Burnt Toast
Actually can't fucking wait to see the SLS rocket launch in 2018. Gonna be so loud! :D
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Burnt Toast
Hi buddy! The SLS is a Rocket, Very similar to the Saturn V rocket which took the Astronauts to the moon. Only the SLS will be bigger! The Space Shuttle was exactly that, a shuttle that went to space. It was designed to be a re-usable vessel to ferry Astronauts and large payloads like the Hubble Space Telescope into Low Earth Orbit. and upon completing its mission, return to Earth. This is different to how the SLS works becuase with the SLS only the 'Crew' Capsule will return to Earth with the crew in it wheres with the Space Shuttle, the entire Orbiter returned, minus the Solid rocket boosters (the big white rockets on the side of the Main fuel tank (The big orange tank)). Hope this clears things up a bit! :D
Junel Rachel
Is this only a rocket? no space shuttle like that? sorry i'm new to this nasa things. what's the difference between space shuttles and rockets?
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Hank The some guy.
Wow..... This I just amazing.
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Papa Apple
Hank The some guy. H
AmazinglyAwkward
+Joshua Ayube no reason to be so mean about it :( it's not very nice to tell people to kill themselves because of a Fandom that they're in.
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CPLWeeks
I'm happy these videos exist, so I can show my Son the way America used to care about space exploration.
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Bartonovich52
Too bad you care about bombing brown people in third world countries even more.
Antonio Klaić
+Hjembrent Kent while I get the joke Trump did say he wants to boost NASA's progress in their Mars manned mission plans.
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LotusEater
I dont know why but i CRIED when it took off, i cried like a lot.
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Mithras72
Saraa Mill u
Saraa Mill
same!
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