WKU photojournalism graduate Philip Andrews of Annandale, Va., has teamed up with his father, Scott, and Stan Jirman to document the preparations for the final launch of NASA’s space shuttle program. Armed with 15 cameras, the three shot and seamlessly combined 120,000 still images from the four-day process into a three-minute time-lapse video that is available on MSNBC.com.
The time-lapse is the culmination of 40 years of collaboration. Scott Andrews, a technical consultant for Canon, has been photographing launches and landings professionally since Apollo 15 in July 1971.
Liftoff for the space shuttle’s final mission is scheduled for Friday (July 8).