Space Shuttle Discovery’s Last Launch: Viewed From the Air [Video]

Take a look at this breathtaking video of Thursday’s liftoff, which software developer Neil Monday shot with his iPhone through the window of a commercial airplane flying out of Florida’s Orlando International Airport.

Seeing a space shuttle launch from the ground is impressive enough, but the view from the air is just as thrilling. Imagine the delight of airline passengers when suddenly the Space Shuttle Discovery appeared, beginning its final voyage into space late Thursday afternoon.

Check this YouTube video of Thursday’s liftoff, which software developer Neil Monday shot with his iPhone through the window of a commercial airplane flying out of Florida’s Orlando International Airport.

A member of the flight crew can be heard on the intercom, telling passengers to look out “the right side of the aircraft” and later on, someone jokes, “we don’t want to have anybody complain because we were late.” [via Cosmic Log]

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