Space shuttle Discovery launch viewed from airplane window: Amazing video

(CBS) - I've seen space shuttle launches from a variety of views and angles in the past, but this one is definitely the most unique yet. This video, which has caught a lot of buzz online, was caught by a passenger flying out of Orlando, Fla., who was given a rare opportunity to view and tape the space shuttle Discovery on its final launch Feb. 24.

Discovery has since docked with the International Space Station, and its 12-crew members are set to begin the first spacewalk of mission STS-133 today.

Perhaps NASA could take a tip from this amateur footage and look to add this unique perspective to future shuttle launches in order to gain public interest? Just a suggestion...


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