Mind-Blowing Video: Ride the Boosters

Who doesn't love some good booster footage? This one's been sucking in the views on YouTube this week, so let's enjoy it here where the user comments don't ask questions like "How can you here that sound effects (IN THE SPACE)????" Here we go:

But while we're enjoying some quick vids from shuttle history, here are a few more:

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.