Space Shuttle: The Time-Lapse Movie

Discovery enters the Vehicle Assembly Building

Discovery enters the Vehicle Assembly Building (Scott Andrews/ Stan Jirman/ Philip Scott Andrews)

It’s Discovery’s penultimate flight, but how do you document it in a new way? Time-lapse photography is how.

The result, filmed over six weeks and over 100 hours of footage shot on Canon EOS 5D II DSLRs culminates in this stunning, four-minute chronicle of Discovery’s trip from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the pad, beginning with the “rollover” to the Vehicle Assembly Building on February 22 and ending with the STS-131 launch on April 5.

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Produced in collaboration by astronaut Alan Poindexter, photographers Scott Andrews and Philip Scott Andrews, and Apple software engineer Stan Jirman.

The full story is on the Smithsonian’s Air & Space site.

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~ by Alan Humphris on May 18, 2010.

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