What It’s Like To Drop 150,000 Feet Straight Down
If I say “meet me 28 miles from here,” that doesn’t seem very far, right? You could take a taxi, a bus; if pushed you might even make it on a bike.
But what if the 28 miles is not on a road or a highway, but straight up, 150,000 feet — that’s high. So high, we’re out of the life zone. Up in the silence.
This video, created by NASA and sound designed by the amazing folks at Skywalker Sound, lets you rise those 150,000 feet on a solid rocket booster, and then, after helping the space shuttle shoot into orbit, you (and the booster) tumble straight back to Earth.
Read the rest on Robert Krulwich’s blog.