This animation was created to visualize the reentry of the Russian satellite Phobos-Grunt, which was originally designed to return soil samples from Phobos, one of the moons of Mars. After a couple failed burns, the satellite ended up stranded in a decaying Earth orbit, eventually leading to an uncontrolled reentry on January 15th, 2012. The video first depicts the planned mission then compares the stranded satellit
This video depicts the flight path of US Airways flight 1549 using actual flight data recorded by PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. This animation was used by major news organizations (CNN, FOX, MSNBC, etc) covering the story, and was shown on national television. I also presented this video at SIGGRAPH 2010 as part of the SIGGRAPH Dailies! program. This technical animation was created using Satellite Tool Kit.