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Video: Endeavour's final liftoff

Posted By Emily Lakdawalla

21-09-2012 16:41 CDT

Topics: events and announcements, podcasts and videos, Space Shuttle program

I just came back from Edwards AFB by way of the Jet Propulsion Lab, so I've been chasing Endeavour all over California. I've got hundreds of pics to work through, so I thought I'd post one thing quick: my video of the takeoff. Here it is on Youtube, but if you read below, you'll be able to see it in 3D.

Here's a link to a 165 MB AVI file of my 3D video.

At least on my computer, when you run the video, it pops up two video screens that initially look identical, but they're actually the left and right eye images from my stereo camera. If you can freeview stereo in either crossed-eye or parallel-eye manner, just position the two video frames properly and you'll see the takeoff in 3D. I have tried and failed to figure out how to convert this video into a red-blue anaglyph one -- if anybody has any suggestions, or is able to convert it yourself, please let me know!

Also, while I had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the shuttle and SCA yesterday, I took several multiple-frame panoramas. I've zipped them up into five packages: pano1 - pano2 - pano3 - pano4 - pano5. These include both the JPEG (left eye) and MPO (stereo) photos from my camera. If anybody wants to do any mosaic magic, make a Gigapan, do some 3D stuff, or whatever, have at them, and let me know what you produce!

More pics and video to come.

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Read more blog entries about: events and announcements, podcasts and videos, Space Shuttle program


bware: 09/26/2012 10:18 CDT

That is an awesome video Emily! I remember seeing my 1st 747 take off in person from AID (Airport International Dulles) in NOVA when the 747's first came out and my only thought was that she is moving to slow and she is to big to fly, just she leaped off of the active into the sky! To this day I still say that about her!

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