NASA has videos of the July 4th launch of the space shuttle Discovery. Links can be found at
An interesting note: bird droppings survived the launch (but are unlikely to survive the fiery reentry). An interesting astrobiological investigation would be to take a sample of those in space, and to see if any bacteria survived. Astrobiologists have speculated that some bacteria might be able to endure long periods of time in space, such as on a meteor traveling from Mars to Earth, or vice versa.
Space shuttle Discovery with external fuel tank
Bird droppings on space shuttle Discovery
Images from NASA
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