So the footage from my previous post was is not a new occurrence. zorgon; a member of AboveTopSecret.com mentions in the NASA UFO STS-120 External Fuel Tank thread that there is similar footage shot during the same maneuver of STS-115. As I previously posted, NASA uses handheld cams to capture this footage for analysis of the tank for damage. Once again it is a spiny like object, similar in colour to the previous crystalline structure seen on STS-120.
Departing from my tech theme, I had to share this. This footage is so clear, and not just some blurry dot in the sky. This footage was captured by crew members on board the current Shuttle Mission, STS-120, after jettisoning the External Fuel tank. They use handheld cams to capture this footage for analysis of the tank, probably after previous well known incidents of damage. If you dont want to watch the whole thing, fast forward to 2 mins 20 seconds to see what the talk is about!