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Expedition 29: Back in Star City

Running Time: 1 min 33 sec
File Size: 56 MB

Sergei Volkov arrives back at the Russian cosmonaut training center in Star City outside Moscow following his International Space Station mission.


Expedition 29: Mike Fossum chat

Running Time: 7 min 12 sec
File Size: 262 MB

International Space Station commander, a three-time astronaut Mike Fossum is interviewed following the Expedition 29 voyage.


Expedition 29: Welcome back!

Running Time: 7 min 2 sec
File Size: 255 MB

All three space fliers are choppered from the landing site to the Kazakh city of Kustanai for a traditional welcoming ceremony there.


Expedition 29: Undocking

Running Time: 7 min 31 sec
File Size: 269 MB

Expedition 30 commander Dan Burbank shot this camcorder footage through one of the International Space Station windows of the Soyuz TMA-02M capsule departing.


Expedition 29: Change of command

Running Time: 1 min 33 sec
File Size: 56 MB

In the International Space Station's Rassvet docking compartment, the departing Expedition 29 board their Soyuz TMA-02M capsule and close the hatch.


Expedition 29: Change of command

Running Time: 6 min 41 sec
File Size: 249 MB

A change of command ceremony is held aboard the International Space Station as Expedition 29 commander Mike Fossum hands control of the outpost to the new Expedition 30 commander Dan Burbank.


Expedition 29: Sleeping in space

Running Time: 5 min 20 sec
File Size: 195 MB

Expedition 29 commander Mike Fossum shows off his personal sleeping quarters aboard the International Space Station and explains how you sleep in space.


Expedition 29: Meet the crew

Running Time: 6 min 2 sec
File Size: 216 MB

Get to know the three-person crew -- Burbank, Shkaplerov and Ivanishin -- launching on the Russian Soyuz craft bound for the International Space Station. This special biography movie profiles the crew and the path each took to become an astronaut.


Expedition 29: Launch!

Running Time: 11 min 39 sec
File Size: 420 MB

The Soyuz rocket carrying Expedition 29 crew members Dan Burbank, Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan bound for the International Space Station.


Crew goes to launch pad

Running Time: 3 min 27 sec
File Size: 125 MB

The three-person crew departs Baikonur's Site 254 for the bus ride to the rocket launch pad at the cosmodrome to board their Soyuz TMA-22 capsule for blastoff to the International Space Station.


Pre-launch family meeting

Running Time: 6 min 34 sec
File Size: 238 MB

Following the suitup procedure, Expedition 29 crew members Dan Burbank, Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin see their families one last time before launch.


Suiting up for launch

Running Time: 2 min 36 sec
File Size: 94 MB

Dan Burbank, Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin undergo checks in their Sokol spacesuits during the final hours of the countdown to launch aboard the Russian Soyuz rocket.


At crew quarters

Running Time: 5 min 11 sec
File Size: 188 MB

International Space Station Expedition 29 crew members Dan Burbank, Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin sign the doors and then depart their crew quarters on launch morning.


Enclosing the rocket

Running Time: 2 min 37 sec
File Size: 95 MB

The erector system is retracted and the fueling umbilicals and two gantry swing arms move into position to enclose the Soyuz vehicle for pre-flight preparations at the pad.


NASA leadership interviews

Running Time: 9 min 39 sec
File Size: 252 MB

Deputy chief NASA astronaut Mike Barratt and space operations boss Bill Gerstenmaier give their thoughts as the Soyuz rocket gets ready to launch Expedition 29.


Going vertical on the pad

Running Time: 2 min 42 sec
File Size: 98 MB

The Soyuz rocket is erected onto its Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad for the final days of preparations before blastoff to the International Space Station.


Rocket rolled to pad

Running Time: 18 min 49 sec
File Size: 687 MB

The Expedition 29 crew's Soyuz rocket is transported horizontally by railcar from its assembly building to the launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome for blastoff.


Final assembly of Soyuz

Running Time: 3 min 1 sec
File Size: 116 MB

The emergency escape tower is bolted onto the Soyuz spacecraft as the upper section containing the capsule and mated third stage is attached to the rocket's core stage for launch.


Touring around Baikonur

Running Time: 8 min 37 sec
File Size: 326 MB

The crew visits its Soyuz rocket in the assembly hangar before rollout and the tours the Baikonur Cosmodrome museum.


Checking out the capsule

Running Time: 8 min 52 sec
File Size: 335 MB

The three-man crew climbs inside the Soyuz TMA-22 capsule for fit checks in both casual attire and the pressurized ascent and entry spacesuits.


Crew arrives at launch site

Running Time: 11 min 20 sec
File Size: 428 MB

NASA's Dan Burbank and Russian cosmonuats Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin arrive at the Baikonur Cosmodrome to begin final pre-launch preps.


Crew leaves Star City

Running Time: 9 min 12 sec
File Size: 349 MB

Celebrations mark the Expedition 29 crew's departure from the Star City training base for the voyage to the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch site.


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