Go for Launch

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mgb_phys

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Whatever you think of the shuttle as an effective way of getting stuff to orbit it's still a cool piece of engineering. Here is a time-lapse movie of it's last day at work.

http://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/videos/Go-For-Launch.html


ps. sorry you have to watch a 20sec ad first

pps. that's got to be one nervous crane operator!
 
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Wow. Very cool. I like the little wiggle you get when the shuttle is rotated. If you knew how fast the time lapse is, you could calculate the period of the shuttle as a torsional pendulum!!
 

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The link explains how they did it, although i assume they didn't do a constant rate throughout.
 

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