Booster Max Q

Condensation cones around space shuttle Atlantis' Solid Rocket Boosters, STS-135Condensation clouds form around the nose of Atlantis’ solid rocket boosters as the space shuttle makes the transition to supersonic speed.

The effect can be seen below, in a frame taken from one of NASA’s HD video cameras mounted to the External Tank:Space shuttle Atlantis goes through Max Q during the launch of STS-135

Leave a Reply