Inside Space Shuttle Discovery 360 | National Air and Space Museum

Inside Space Shuttle Discovery 360 | National Air and Space Museum


t-minus 13 seconds t-minus 10 go for main engine start we are go for main engine start t-minus six five four three two one and liftoff of the space shuttle Discovery with the Hubble Space Telescope our window on the universe some people have called the Hubble telescope the most important payload the shuttle has ever delivered is there a special feeling about this mission for any of you you’ve all been up there before is this one really different one of the main objectives of the Space Telescope is to try to understand the true nature of our universe it makes some kids eyes light up to know that you’re a part of a mission but seem and they have excited the nation as well as the world pretty cool isn’t it some pretty impressive we’re gonna relive the Hubble deploy experience I still have trouble when I look at it from out here remember you don’t live them working there no we know there’s nothing but great memories we’ve got your fabulous crew and a great flight it’s kind of hard to believe that you and I are gonna be together in this vehicle after I know almost 30 years it is cool a long time I was 16 I don’t know about you 16 when we flew but I’m really pumped to get inside so I think me great well let’s go tell some stories or MMS what happened in 31 let’s go you’re gonna get really mad at me if I want to rub the name of my spaceship aren’t you darn air kiss [Music] right coming in if that’s okay welcome aboard all right brawling in not the Cape except what stick around no kidding oh my goodness look at this [Music] where that this platform is that used to be your dressing yeah storage and dresser those aren’t about dressing in Primus sneak in there I go on tiptoes I’m not all that tall but I can go on tiptoes and touch the overhead and I wings my wingspan is Locker front to Locker fast yeah and then it’s kind of two of me across and you do that for folks how many of you were there wait there’s my locker and this one I was always blue I think I was over twice you remember we had to sleep compartment over here that’s the new galley you would have one set of crew members who were hovering around the floor doing experiment over the top here another two that were up here people floating down from the flight deck through the midday all at play so you’re in the airlock here and it used to be right about where we’re sitting and you’re buttoning up Bruce I was still in the mid-deck to hand you things so that’s this mid-deck yeah you are right about here your feet over by the toilet this is the partially deployed array that’s right I’d send everybody into a panic yeah bubbles on batteries the batteries are winding down it needs both solar rays to provide power or the batteries will run out and then this thing will be dead before it starts and that’s why we were hustling so much oh it’s moving again now everybody’s going so right now you have a 200,000 spaceship and a 25,000 pound spaceship flying in close formation at 17,000 miles an hour that’s what and it looks it looks still but this is a 17,500 mile an hour shot I think it’s uniquely different about when we were here the last time my knees right now he’s almost 30 years [Music] I was gonna say about people don’t understand how was the most productive Observatory that’s ever been built my favorite image is the Deep Field image where we turned Hubble out there for days yes stand of what we thought was the darkest part of the universe holy captain you’ve got planets and galaxies and just opened up our horizon [Music] looking at the app windows they became useless it was all the sunshield as exciting as it is look at all the stuff you say ok I can do this stuff I remember yes if we could be beamed into space right now we could do this [Music] you remember your first sunrise or sunset the lights come up and lights going out every 45 minutes it’s 16 sunrises and sunsets and today that’s crazy you’d watch the line on the ground from the night all of a sudden [Music] [Applause] we want to say that we all discover as we depart because I’ve got us home took care of a lot of my friends and colleagues pretty good space travel Roger that discovery welcome back congratulations on a super mission and the world is looking forward to reaping the benefits of your good work okay thank you see them it was great fun it sure looked like it [Music] you

95 thoughts on “Inside Space Shuttle Discovery 360 | National Air and Space Museum

  1. This is incredible. I finally got to see Discovery in person last year, and I literally just stood there and stared at it in awe for several minutes. To be able to see the inside like this is so awesome. Thanks, Google!

  2. Thank you so much for showing me that very good job I wish the shuttle where still going up all that hard work to make it fly .now we are going back to Rockets .as I was looking around I can help to think about the 14 astronauts that die on Challenger and Columbia .nasa please don't let this dream go the shuttle was good program please make another shuttle . But thank you for what you have done nasa .

  3. Obviously meant to be watched on some kind of stereoscopic VR headset. But would it kill you to post in the description what type of equipment is needed to properly view this video? 🙁

  4. thank you for showing this video. Amazing hardworks of astronauts to give us more knowledge about outer space.They are so brave to fly high to explore on behalf of us.thumbs up to the team.

  5. As someone who has lived in Scotland their whole life, it was an absolute pleasure and honor to see this fantastic vessel on the launchpad, purely by chance, just weeks before its' final launch. I had a school trip with my Physics class to Florida and got to do all sorts of NASA related activities. One of them involved going to KSC and seeing the Crawler and the launch site.

    Thankfully, all down to luck, Discovery was due to launch a week or two before I was there, but had been delayed down to payload issues, so I got to see it on the launchpad before it was finally decommissioned.

    Thank you NASA, for all you have done to further our understanding of the universe, and here's to you and SpaceX and everyone else shooting, not for the Moon, but for the stars.

  6. it was not as small as i thought it would be from the inside, or maybe the camera makes it look bigger. cool video though. the deep space picture by hubble is my favorite, i have it as a screensaver.

  7. Think they should probably have let her touch the name 🤔… with the bravery of missions she has completed I think she has the rights on that.

  8. Taking into account the history, the exclusivity and the execution of this video… It is so underrated and one of my favorite videos on all Youtube. Speechless.

  9. I watched this on a smartphone VR headset and it was incredible. Makes me imagine how awesome it will be in 10 years when we could feel like we’re there in real life. I really appreciate the bravery of those astronauts and the great men and women behind the missions. I do wish that they let her touch the outside of the spacecraft though – as she said; it is hers.

  10. WOW, Thank you for the great experience that you give the world and many that love space . Your video put us all up i space . A life time experience. Thanks so much. Nice to see our contribution Canada 🇨🇦 arm as well. Also seeing the sun rise 8n space with the 360 was so cool. THANKS Discovery and brave souls.

  11. WOW! Impressive! I loved when the virtual cargo bat doors opened and showed a space full of galaxies and stars and other assorted goodies! Great video!

  12. I was warmed by the obvious emotional connection between these two people and their ship. He reminds me of talking to Gus Grissom at the Indy 500 one year and how broken hearted he was that his capsule sank and he wasn't able to revisit it later like some of the others had. He spoke of it as if it was a part of his human person- a piece of his heart and how much affectionate attachment he had to it and the respect he had for the engineers and workers who made it for him and made him able to do his Mercury trip and live. He told me: "Upon Splashdown I patted my right arm rest and said: Thank You Girl !" I believe it takes a special kind of Bravery sit on top of all the accumulative explosive power and wait for somebody to throw a switch!

  13. Totally amazing!!!!! WOW!!!! Thank you google and to the brave men and women willing to go so far to explore the unknown. 🇺🇸💪🏼

  14. i had a metal toy model of discovery when i was a kid (im 35 now) so seeing the real one like this in 3d is a huge treat for me, ty so much google and smithsonian.

  15. This is so cool I never thought that i can actually rotate 360° if I don't accidentally touch my phone screen.

  16. 17000 miles an hour around the earth plus the earth rotating around the sun plus the solar system rotating around the milky way plus the milky way moving. So really, all subjective when you're in space unless you hit something moving as well.

  17. Thing looks half empty. Stuff just stripped out of the cockpit with blue tape in it's place. Most of the other areas completely empty and bare. All the equipment gone…

  18. Best thing I’ve seen on YouTube.
    Thank you Trump for starting Space exploration again after Obama destroyed it.
    Do what you do best America.
    God Bless.

  19. What a super piece of kit beautiful and awesome at the same time remember the first flight would have loved to see one launch

  20. I love the comments by the gentleman “if we could be beamed into space right now we can do this”. You never forget your training if you were trained correctly and you paid attention .

  21. The Space Shuttle may have been a failure in what was originally promised, routine cheap and safe access to space, it was a success in the other things it could do that no other space craft could. Hubble would not have been able to be repaired, the ISS would have not been able to be designed as it is now, the many other experiments and missions that required the massive amount of space the Shuttles provided was very valuable. Unfortunately the utility that was the shuttle had too many flaws to be completely safe. NO space travel is safe, but the Shuttle was too delicate with no escape.

  22. The Space Shuttle was by no means a perfect vehicle, but when you see how big it was and the things it gave us like Hubble you can't help but be inspired by the sheer audacity of creating a gigantic reusable spacecraft that landed on a runway like an airplane. Especially when you consider that we're back to using puny little capsules to get humans back and forth to LEO.

  23. I`m so blown away by all the 360 videos available on YouTube , amazing technology and so much fun. I loved being able to first, watch them watching the old footage of themselves and then being able to spin around to watch what they were actually watching.

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