As someone who was on one of the NASA airplanes...I can personally tell you about the difficulty of trying to aim a camera at an object that is travelling at 27000 kph, that is more than 100 km away while holding a camera that weighs nearly 15 kilograms sitting in an airplane flying at more than 12000 meters at a speed of more than 600 kph. A whole plane full of scientists worked very hard to image the reentry and the scientific results should be very valuable. So, the team appreciates the comments about the results, but please think twice before insulting the efforts of some dedicated individuals. Thank you.
Fascinating video, but: we all read J.V. was used for bring home the waste from the ISS.
What exactly it contained? judging from bright fragments and small explosions and halos, probably were on board both soft and hard materials.
Someone can explain exactly what?
Was there live recordings of the vehicles internal components to measure heat and pressure? Very cool video and kudos to the videographer , that took real skill!
Juan Rodriguez • A great achievement • reply 29-10-2008 • 04:02:59
It's amazing how well everything went from start to finish, comments posted by the ISS crew saying that some of them even used the ATV as sleeping room, docking to the ISS without a glitch, you get the point. Now, what i really like to see, is some kind of new ship able to send a crew to space like Soyuz or Shuttle do. Great success guys, this kind of thing makes me proud to be european. Keep it up!!