Transcript: Shuttle-Pachabel | Apr 20, 1999(Classical music plays)
A Space Shuttle stands on a pad, attached to its giant launch vehicle. The
main rockets ignite.
(J.Pachelbel's "Canon in D Major" plays)
The Shuttle slowly ascends on a pillar of flame. A caption reads "Space Shuttle flights
started April 12, 1981." The booster rocket separates and the Shuttle's rockets
ignite. From above, a camera shows the Shuttle in orbit above the Earth. Astronauts
in space suits move around it, making adjustments. Its bay is shown open. A pair
of suited astronauts hold up a cartel showing an ace of spades and reading "Ace
Tool Testers." A camera on an extensible arm is shown. Different shots show the Shuttle
by day and by night. Over a desert landscape, an experimental device consisting of
a collapsed circular antenna attached to a receptor by three long telescoping rods
unfolds in space. The crew members enjoy a meal of sandwiches. From orbit, the Earth's
minimally curved horizon is seen rimmed by a luminous blue band of atmosphere. Other
impressive orbital views show different aspects of the Earth. The Shuttle is seen in orbit,
then landing. A caption reads "Shuttle flights will continue well into the 21st Century."
The screen fades to black.
The end credits roll.
Executive Producer, Rudy Buttignol.
Producer, Murray Battle.
Editor, Michael Morningstar.
In collaboration with NASA, CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY and YORK UNIVERSITY.
A Production of TV Ontario. 1998.