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Shuttle mission STS-125

Atlantis on the final mission to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Shuttle mission STS-119

Take a loop around the International Space Station aboard the shuttle Discovery in stunning high definition.

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Launch of Kepler

Kepler planet-finder begins its mission to discover Earth-like worlds orbiting other stars in the galaxy.

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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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Shuttle pad camera



Date: June 18, 2009
Running Time: 55 sec
File Size: 33.5 MB

A camera at the shuttle launch pad turns around to track the launch of the Atlas 5 rocket carrying NASA's probes to explore the Moon.

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Launch seen from VAB roof



Date: June 18, 2009
Running Time: 55 sec
File Size: 33.5 MB

A high definition camera atop the Vehicle Assembly Building roof captures the launch of the Atlas 5 rocket carrying Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and LCROSS.

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Press site view of launch



Date: June 18, 2009
Running Time: 51 sec
File Size: 31.2 MB

The Atlas 5 rocket lifts off with NASA's twin lunar missions, as seen from the Kenendy Space Center press site.

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Narrated preview of launch



Date: June 17, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 19 sec
File Size: 82 MB

Preview the Atlas 5 rocket's launch sequence with this narrated animation depicting the key events to occur during the ascent with LRO and LCROSS.

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Atlas 5 rocket rolls out to launch pad



Date: June 17, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 27 sec
File Size: 161 MB

Mounted atop a mobile launching platform, the Atlas 5 rocket carrying the LRO and LCROSS spacecraft is rolled to the Complex 41 pad from the vertical assembly building.

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Satellites atop the launcher



Date: May 28, 2009
Running Time: 6 min 58 sec
File Size: 255 MB

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and LCROSS are delivered to the Vertical Integration Facility at Cape Canaveral's Complex 41 for mounting atop their Atlas 5 rocket for launch.

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Nose cone installation



Date: May 15, 2009
Running Time: 7 min 46 sec
File Size: 284 MB

At the satellite processing facility, the two-piece nose cone of the Atlas 5 rocket encapsulates the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and LCROSS spacecraft to shroud the payloads during launch.

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Countdown rehearsal



Date: May 14-15, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 19 sec
File Size: 85 MB

The Atlas 5 rocket is rolled out to the launch pad from the Vertical Integration Facility for the countdown demonstration test in which the vehicle is loaded with propellants for a launch day rehearsal.

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Centaur added atop first stage



Date: April 30, 2009
Running Time: 8 min 45 sec
File Size: 319 MB

The Centaur upper stage that will propel the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to the Moon and be used in the impactor experiment for LCROSS is mounted atop the Atlas 5 rocket's first stage.

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Atlas first stage erected



Date: April 27, 2009
Running Time: 5 min 09 sec
File Size: 188 MB

The Atlas 5 rocket's first stage is moved from the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center to the Vertical Integration Facility where it is hoisted upright for stacking atop a mobile launch platform.

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LRO's communications antenna



Date: April 15, 2009
Running Time: 5 min 55 sec
File Size: 216 MB

The high-gain antenna that will provide communications directly back to Earth is stowed aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter during final launch preparations.

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First stage to ASOC



Date: March 3, 2009
Running Time: 5 min 53 sec
File Size: 215 MB

The first stage to launch the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and LCROSS spacecraft to the Moon is trucked from the Cape Canaveral runway to the Atlas Spaceflight Operations Center checkout facility.

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Atlas 5's first stage



Date: March 3, 2009
Running Time: 5 min 45 sec
File Size: 210 MB

The Atlas 5 rocket's first stage, equipped with a kerosene-powered RD-180 main engine, is delivered by transport aircraft to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for NASA's lunar launch.

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Centaur unloaded from Antonov



Date: February 21, 2009
Running Time: 5 min 17 sec
File Size: 193.2 MB

The Centaur upper stage is unloaded from the Antonov aircraft at Cape Canaveral for transport to the Atlas 5 rocket hangar. After launching the LRO mission, the Centaur will impact the moon as part of the LCROSS experiment.

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Antonov delivers rocket stage



Date: February 20, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 59 sec
File Size: 181.9 MB

A Russian Antonov cargo aircraft lands at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Skid Strip carrying the Centaur upper stage that will launch the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and LCROSS spacecraft.

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LCROSS in the cleanroom



Date: February 20, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 58 sec
File Size: 72.2 MB

Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, is revealed inside the Astrotech cleanroom as technicians remove the shipping container and protective coverings from the small craft on February 20.

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LCROSS trucked in



Date: February 19, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 12 sec
File Size: 154.2 MB

NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, that will launch along with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter arrived at the Astrotech facility on February 19 to start its pre-launch campaign.

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LRO's solar panels checked out



Date: February 15, 2009
Running Time: 5 min 26 sec
File Size: 198.5 MB

Inside the Astrotech satellite processing facility, technicians conduct testing of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's power-generating solar panels as part of pre-launch checks.

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LRO arrives in Florida



Date: February 13, 2009
Running Time: 5 min 21 sec
File Size: 195.8 MB

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter arrived at Cape Canaveral on February 13. The spacecraft was trucked Florida to begin final preparations for launch aboard an Atlas 5 rocket.

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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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