Watch as two grown men, Vincent Thomé and Jeremy Bingaman witness the final launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis from about as close as anyone is allowed to get, right on the grounds of Kennedy Space Center. This is their mashup video–one camera on them, one on Atlantis. They say they got the idea for the reaction video from me, and I was fascinated to see the contrast–I was basically a blubbering baby from T- 30 seconds, while they seemed super pumped.
But after the jump, a longer version of their reaction. And my favorite part is after Atlantis has long since disappeared from view, watching them sit and process as their feelings just wash over them. Watch the whole thing. It’s totally worth it.