It's the longest video I'll ever recommend, but if you love space or photography or learning or just stunningly beautiful images, watch this compilation video of three NASA Space Shuttle launches. You're looking (and learning) from NASA's own point-of-view. It's amazing.

The film is taken from three missions (STS-114, STS-117, and STS-124) with cameras positioned at "engineering angles" which means angles used by NASA to "visually identify off-nominal events and conditions requiring corrective action to ensure mission safety and success." Which really means, angles that normal people don't typically see.

Fire up the video, kick back and just enjoy how amazing a Shuttle launch really is. [YouTube via @AnnaHolmes]