Holy CRAP, but NASA is putting up some INCREDIBLE videos lately. Scienceblogs’ Dynamics of Cats has collected a couple of the best.
The first vid – of the STS-125 (the recent Atlantis) launch – is long, but soooo worth it. In fact, the first seven minutes cover the launch, booster separation, and splash-down; it’s then shown again from other positions and angles (but all are worth it – the second sequence, starting at about 07:30, has audio).
The second vid is taken by the astronauts inside the shuttle as they release the Hubble telescope, having effected their improvements.