STS-133 space shuttle Discovery launch plume

Launch of STS-133 (audio)

[audio:STS-133.mp3] Space shuttle Discovery, STS-133, roars into orbit, the crackling thunder of her twin Solid Rocket Boosters threatening to overwhelm the microphone.

STS-132 launch of space shuttle Atlantis

STS-132 Overload (audio)

[audio:STS-132-Overload.mp3] The thundering power of space shuttle Atlantis’ twin Solid Rocket Boosters overwhelms the microphone, as recorded from the top of NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building.