STS-122 Launch

Most crews show movies of their dramatic ride to orbit. The crew of STS-122, led by commander Stephen Frick, who narrates this clip, did an especially good job of capturing all the milestones, from strap-in to the jettisoning of the external fuel tank a little over eight minutes after launch. Onboard were fellow NASA astronauts Alan Poindexter, Leland Melvin, Rex Walheim, and Stan Love, along with German astronauts Hans Schlegel and Léopold Eyharts. (2:41)

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