The Insane Camera Tech That Captured NASA's Space Shuttle Launches

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Sadly NASA’s Space Shuttle program is shuttered, but when you're feeling whimsical at least you can still watch footage of the behemoth being sent into space. What you might not know, though, is that NASA threw all kinds of camera tech at recording the launches for posterity—and this video shows it off.

An old promotional film produced by NASA's photographic contractor TGS Technology, it shows some of the 138 still and video cameras that were pointed at the shuttle when it launched. From blast-proof camera housing to insane observatory-mounted scopes, there's some serious camera tech on show here. And arguably, it's worth watching for the soundtrack. Oh, the soundtrack. [YouTube via Reddit via Peta Pixel]