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Comet Lovejoy as seen from space



Running Time: 27 sec
File Size: 10 MB

Comet Lovejoy rises from behind the Earth as viewed from the International Space Station orbiting 250 miles above the planet.

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Burbank describes comet



Running Time: 1 min 33 sec
File Size: 57 MB

International Space Station Expedition 30 commander Dan Burbank describes seeing the spectacular sight of comet Lovejoy from the Cupola windows.

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Launch replays



Running Time: 7 min 33 sec
File Size: 268 MB

Check out four different angles of the Russian Soyuz rocket's launch from the historic pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying the Expedition 30 crew to the International Space Station.

   CAMERA 1 | CAMERA 2 | CAMERA 3 | CAMERA 4

Expedition 30: Launch!



Running Time: 22 min 34 sec
File Size: 826 MB

The Soyuz rocket carrying Expedition 30 crew members Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan bound for the International Space Station.

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Crew goes to launch pad



Running Time: 4 min 53 sec
File Size: 177 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-03M capsule for blastoff to the International Space Station.

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Pre-launch family meeting



Running Time: 1 min 47 sec
File Size: 64 MB

Following the suitup procedure, Expedition 30 crew members Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers see their families one last time before launch.

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Suiting up for launch



Running Time: 13 min 19 sec
File Size: 482 MB

Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers done their Sokol spacesuits during the final hours of the countdown to launch aboard the Russian Soyuz rocket.

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At crew quarters



Running Time: 5 min 17 sec
File Size: 191 MB

International Space Station Expedition 30 crew members Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers sign the doors and then depart their crew quarters on launch morning.

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Expeditions 30-31: Preview movie



Running Time: 7 min 25 sec
File Size: 267 MB

This movie summarizes the main goals and objectives at the International Space Station over the next six months during the Expedition 30 and Expedition 31 crew increments.

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Expedition 30: Meet the crew



Running Time: 5 min 31 sec
File Size: 198 MB

Get to know the three-person crew -- Pettit, Kononenko and Kuipers -- 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.

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Post-rollout interviews



Running Time: 4 min 44 sec
File Size: 173 MB

Deputy chief NASA astronaut Mike Barratt, NASA's human spaceflight operations boss Bill Gerstenmaier and European Space Agency astronaut Frank Dewinne give their thoughts as the Soyuz rocket gets ready to launch Expedition 30.

   BARRATT | GERSTENMAIER | DEWINNE

Going vertical on the pad



Running Time: 4 min 15 sec
File Size: 154 MB

The Soyuz rocket is erected onto its Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad and two gantry swing arms move into position to enclose the vehicle for the final days of preparations before blastoff to the International Space Station.

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Rollout status check



Running Time: 53 sec
File Size: 32 MB

NASA spokesman Rob Navias filed this report from the launch pad following the Soyuz TMA-03M rocket's arrival at the historic site.

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Rocket rolled to pad



Running Time: 5 min 55 sec
File Size: 215 MB

The Expedition 30 crew's Soyuz rocket is transported horizontally by railcar from its assembly building to the launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome for blastoff.

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Final assembly of Soyuz



Running Time: 4 min 44 sec
File Size: 172 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.

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Touring around Baikonur



Running Time: 7 min 25 sec
File Size: 269 MB

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

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Press day at Baikonur



Running Time: 11 min 26 sec
File Size: 412 MB

The Expedition 30 crewmates are filmed during press day during rendezvous practice, medical checks and enjoying some leisure time.

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Checking out the capsule



Running Time: 5 min 15 sec
File Size: 190 MB

The three-man crew climbs inside the Soyuz TMA-03M capsule for fit checks in both casual attire and the pressurized ascent and entry spacesuits.

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Crew arrives at launch site



Running Time: 2 min 45 sec
File Size: 100 MB

NASA's Don Pettit, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers arrive at the Baikonur Cosmodrome to begin final pre-launch preps.

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Crew leaves Star City



Running Time: 12 min 29 sec
File Size: 449 MB

Celebrations mark the Expedition 30 crew's departure from the Star City training base for the voyage to the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch site.

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Shuttle mission STS-134
ISS Expedition 27 launch
Shuttle mission STS-133
Maiden launch of SpaceX Falcon 9
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Shuttle mission STS-131
Shuttle mission STS-130
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Shuttle mission STS-129
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Delta 4 with GOES O
LRO and LCROSS lunar launch
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Shuttle mission STS-119
Shuttle mission STS-126
Shuttle mission STS-124
GLAST gamma ray observatory launch

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