Ascent App - Commemorating Shuttle (for iPad)
Photographic documentation of a space shuttle launch played a critical role in the engineering analysis and evaluation process that took place during each and every mission. Motion and still images enabled shuttle engineers to visually identify off-nominal events and conditions requiring corrective action to insure mission safety and success. This imagery, however, also provides a highly inspirational and educational insight to those outside of the NASA family.
This compilation of film and video presents the best of the best ground based shuttle motion imagery from the STS-114, STS-117, and STS-124 missions. Rendered in the highest definition possible, this production is a tribute to the dozens of men and women of the shuttle imaging team and the 30 years of achievement of the Space Shuttle Program.
This app, designed for iPad, contains the entire Ascent video production with commentary, numerous additional scenes, selected images, production notes, and an unreleased trailer. All video sequences have been bundled with the app to provide users the ability to view the movies while offline.