Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Sounds of Space

The Space Shuttles were retired after 30 years of service in 2011.  Since the surviving shuttles made their final trips to the District of Calamity (sic), New York City and Southern California to rest in museums, there have not been new sounds from the American Manned Space Program.

But NASA has released High Definition video footage taken from the point of view of a Solid Booster Rocket.  The gauge in the upper right corner is the airspeed of the spacecraft.

What really makes this this film interesting is that the sound was remastered by Skywalker Sound. The video dramatically capture the release of a Solid Rocket Booster being released in the atmosphere at 150,000 feet falling to Earth.

The high fidelity audio captures haunting moans and eerie rattling hints of a horror show. But Hollywood has molded us to believe that in space no one can hear you scream.  

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