I've been interested in space life for a while, most particularly on the concepts and on how things worked when talking about rocketry. I may branch off a little on this topic, but hopefully it'll make sense in the end.
Last week I was doing a lot of searches for articles and such on how spacecrafts worked, what they were like, etc. The only problem with this is that many of the information I find is visual, hardly any audio, and the ones that do are flooded with radio transmission from communication places. I've been thinking about using some of these to help me feel like I am really inside a spacecraft. Now, having attended the National Federation for the Blind Youth Slam once, I got to learn about their involvement with NASA and the past space plane (shuttle) missions. Our group even got to talk to a real astronaut. One of the things we were talking about was how people could work together to make human space flight a reality by ignoring the economical barriers. I pointed out that the best way to cross this is to raise a lot of funds. That might take a while, but it could be worth it.
One of my questions, which the astronaut may have misunderstood was, whether or not they brought along recorders or cameras inside the space vehicle they were travelling in, such as the shuttle or the Soyuz Space Capsule. The launches and landings I get to hear happen within the outer perspective, and is mostly coated with radio transmissions. I've been trying to find actual recordings of people going into space so I could hear what it was like from the inner perspective.
Also, if human space flight became more commonplace, there would be no trouble of recording such space flights and putting them on the internet for others to hear.
Remember when I went sky-diving? I tried looking for similar sounds before I went, but all I found were music videos? This is almost the same here. Besides, I could use these in a production that I sometimes use with SAPI voices. The only problem is that many of the sounds are not realistic, whereas I want sounds that are so real that they make you feel as if you are a part of the experience from beginning to end.
Also, if I ever get to go to LA, I want to tour the space shuttle they have down at the science centre. Based on a previous recording, it sounds like the area is mostly damped by the acoustics, which is the reason there is hardly any echo. Of course, I couldn't hear everything clearly because it was almost entirely interrupted by radio communication.
So if you know of any places that have sctual sounds of space vehicles being launched from within the interior, or have some information youd' like to share, feel free to do so. Also, I would ask that you use lay terminology to explain complex details.
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