Space Shuttle Program staffer Michael Interbartolo recently posted a mind-blowing video of a space shuttle launch, providing views that the public has never seen before. The clip in its entirety will be a bonus feature on the Ascent: Commemorating Shuttle Blu-ray and DVD releases. Video after the break.

The big deal here is the sound–there was some assistance from Skywalker Sound, the company that provides the sound for George Lucas’s movies. Watch (and listen) for the splash into the Atlantic in the video.

[via PopSci]