In a spectacular, bright launch (not to mention loud!), space shuttle Atlantis took to the sky on time at 2:01 PM EDT. Aboard Atlantis -- alongside hardware for a risky and unusual repair mission for the Hubble Space Telescope -- is IMAX-3D, documenting the repair for release by Warner Brothers in 2010. IMAX was on-site, recording the liftoff from the banks of the barge turn canal at Kennedy Space Center.
Tomorrow evening, the crew is expected to downlink the first "home recorded" material -- interviews shot onboard in HD, first-person style.
As was mentioned before, I'll be sitting down to talk with Greg Smith -- IMAX's lead sound recordist and astronaut trainer on STS-125 -- to tell us how, and, why IMAX does what it does -- capturing history in the highest definition possible!