...what would I see? What would I hear?
This just-released NASA footage is in HD. The sound is real. You get lift-off AND reentry.
If you're attempting to write a realistic scene about astronauts, aliens, superheroes, or anyone either leaving Earth or coming onto the premises (OR out-of-this-world sex, my best friend told me to add), what more do you need?
EPIC. That's what this is.
ARTICLE by Robert T. Gonzalez at i09.com: Absolutely mindblowing video shot from the Space Shuttle during launch
Video and Information source: Michael Interbartolo
What could have laid that, do you think? (Shades of Ray Harryhausen and Mysterious Island, LOL!) C'mon, you know there's a story there.