Neil Monday is a software developer who was on a commercial flight out of Orlando National Airport on February 24th. His window seat afforded him a spectacular view of the Space Shuttle Discovery’s final launch:
The video really gives you a sense of the power. A parabolic path for a projectile seems so natural (Angry Birds!), but the shuttle just keeps going up.
Also, the shuttle coming up out of the cloud cover looks an awful lot like the Delta 2 rocket that we looked at last summer.