At 12 minutes and 19 seconds into the NASA video Space Shuttle Documentary (Narrated by William Shatner), there’s a really neat video of a space shuttle lighting up the clouds from underneath and then disappearing into them.

What mission is this from? Is there a longer, higher-quality version of the source video available online from NASA?

3 second video: https://i.imgur.com/0OPPPBs.mp4

cued at 12:19

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    $\begingroup$ your embedded imgur mp4 didn't show up correctly (looked like a broken link) so I've made the url explicit and then made your YouTube link visible. $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Jun 27, 2020 at 14:55

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That's STS-134, the final mission of Endeavour.

There is a higher quality video here but sadly it cuts away just as the vehicle enters the cloud deck.

Lots of cool ascent video here from that mission but a quick skim didn't show the cloud deck penetration.

There's a cool shot from the Shuttle Training Aircraft as the stack emerges from the top of the cloud deck.

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(image source NASA)


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