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Shuttle mission STS-126

High definition from orbit! New clips from Endeavour's mission to the space station.

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From the vault

Historical footage from the early days of the space program.

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Shuttle mission STS-124

High definition footage of Discovery's launch and landing on a mission to deliver Japan's science lab to the space station.

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The GLAST launch

The countdown and launch for NASA's GLAST gamma ray observatory.

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Launch replay from Trident Bluff



Date: March 6, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 42 sec
File Size: 82.5 MB

The launch of the Delta 2 rocket with NASA's Kepler spacecraft as seen from the Trident Bluff location near the south edge of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (Replay includes live launch audio)

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Second replay from Trident Bluff



Date: March 6, 2009
Running Time: 54 sec
File Size: 25.1 MB

A tighter view of the launch as seen from the Trident Bluff location near the south edge of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (Replay includes live launch audio)

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Launch of Kepler as seen live!



Date: March 6, 2009
Running Time: 57 sec
File Size: 32.3 MB

NASA's Kepler planet-finder launches at 10:49:57 p.m. EST aboard a Delta 2 rocket from Cape Canaveral.

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Tower rollback



Date: March 6, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 58 sec
File Size: 72.5 MB

The mobile service gantry at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's pad 17B is rolled away from the Delta 2 rocket in preparation for liftoff carrying the Kepler spacecraft.

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Kepler's pre-launch campaign



Date: March 6, 2009
Running Time: 7 min 22 sec
File Size: 266.4 MB

This narrated movie compiles the highlights of the Kepler planet-hunter observatory undergoing its pre-launch preparation campaign in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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NASA's science chief



Date: March 5, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 15 sec
File Size: 84.4 MB

Ed Weiler, the associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, talks about the Kepler mission and the hunt for Earth-like planets.

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Preparing Kepler's ride



Date: March 5, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 53 sec
File Size: 55.8 MB

NASA launch director Omar Baez talks about the work that went into preparing the Delta 2 rocket to send Kepler into space.

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Kepler bolted atop Delta



Date: February 21, 2009
Running Time: 6 min 49 sec
File Size: 249.2 MB

The Kepler spacecraft is hoisted into the gantry at Cape Canaveral's pad 17B and attached to the Delta 2 rocket.

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Leaving Astrotech



Date: February 19, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 43 sec
File Size: 63.1 MB

Riding on a small trailer, the Kepler spacecraft leaves the Astrotech processing facility near Titusville en route to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Complex 17. (Weather would delay attachment to the Delta for two days).

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Getting canned up



Date: February 18, 2009
Running Time: 5 min 46 sec
File Size: 211.4 MB

The protective transportation canister is assembled around Kepler in preparation for moving the spacecraft and third stage to the launch pad.

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Kick motor attached



Date: February 16, 2009
Running Time: 5 min 50 sec
File Size: 213.6 MB

The Star 48B solid rocket motor that serves as the Delta 2 rocket's third stage is attached beneath the Kepler spacecraft. The booster will propel Kepler out of Earth orbit.

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Beauty shots



Date: January 12, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 08 sec
File Size: 78.7 MB

This footage of the Kepler observatory was shot inside the Astrotech satellite processing facility.

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Unpacking the observatory



Date: January 6, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 58 sec
File Size: 108.8 MB

Workers unpack Kepler from its shipping container and move the spacecraft into the pre-launch preparation facility.

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Kepler arrives in Florida



Date: January 6, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 49 sec
File Size: 176.5 MB

NASA's Kepler space telescope arrived at Cape Canaveral on January 6. The spacecraft was trucked Florida to begin final preparations for launch aboard a Delta 2 rocket.

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Second stage goes up



Date: December 17, 2008
Running Time: 5 min 42 sec
File Size: 208.5 MB

The second stage of the Delta 2 rocket that will launch NASA's Kepler spacecraft is erected atop the first stage at pad 17B.

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Earlier Hi-Def Coverage

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and LCROSS
Delta 4 rocket with GOES O
Shuttle mission STS-119
Shuttle mission STS-126
Shuttle mission STS-125
Shuttle mission STS-124
GLAST gamma ray observatory launch

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