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Imagine the Fire is my latest musical montage. It looks at launches during the history of the Space Shuttle program.
It's said that the public loves to come to Kennedy Space Center to watch "smoke and fire." Well, here's seven-minutes-plus of smoke and fire.
The earliest clips are from the first two Shuttle launches. You can tell because the external tank is painted white.
The first footage in the film of a night launch was the first one ever, STS-8 Challenger in 1983.
In researching the project, I was struck by how creative NASA became over the years in finding places from which to film a launch. Can we put a camera on the solid rocket booster? The external tank? How's about we film a launch sideways? Who thinks up this stuff?! And, of course, the use of high-definition.
The music was composed by Hans Zimmer. The world would be a lesser place without Hans Zimmer.