This is incredible video footage from a booster-rocket mounted camera on the Space Shuttle Discovery set up by NASA.  Really impressive to see the earth fall away as Discovery lifts off to visit the international space station and then see the separation and free fall of the booster rocket.

Here’s the cut down version from the AP:

If you can’t get enough check out the full feed from NASA (nearly 30 minutes of it).

Whoever came up with the bright idea of putting cameras onto inanimate objects being shot into space deserves round of applause.