SPACE SHUTTLE LAUNCH
This archive contains much of the radio traffic supporting the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-132 on May 14, 2010. It addtionally contains the familiar NASA TV commentary. Rangecast presented this experimental coverage live to the public on the internet directly from the NASA Press Site. Unfortunately approaching launch time at 14:20 the Press Site internet service virtually collapsed under the severe loads of the news media and cellphone users disrupting the feed. Regardless, this archive presents an interesting and unique internal view of the NASA facility radio traffic supporting the launch.
Like all Rangecast content, channels can be selectively turned on or off to tailor listening or review as desired. In Rangecast, simultaneous transmissions are never played on top or each other, they are played in paced sequence. For example, at launch time, the final countdown is heard multiple times - even though simultaneous - on the Public Affairs Office channel, NASA TV, the NASA Aircraft frequency, and on the Orbiter Processing Facility channel.