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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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LRO and LCROSS

NASA's new lunar orbiter and impactor experiment are being prepped for launch in May.

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Delta 4 and GOES O

A Delta 4 rocket has rolled out to launch a new geostationary weather satellite.

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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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Archive: Carrier jet takes Atlantis home



Running Time: 7 min 55 sec
File Size: 288 MB

Go behind the scenes of space shuttle Atlantis' cross-country trek from its Edwards Air Force Base landing site back to the homeport at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Archive: How to put shuttle atop 747



Running Time: 1 min 1 sec
File Size: 36 MB

This timelapse footage shows the aerodynamic tail cone being installed on Atlantis, then the spacecraft being hoisted atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

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Archive: Preps for shuttle's ferryflight



Running Time: 4 min 43 sec
File Size: 172 MB

At Edwards Air Force Base, space shuttle Atlantis and its 747 carrier jet undergo preparations for the voyage from California back to Florida at the Mate/De-Mate Device.

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Atlantis back to the hangar



Date: June 4, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 48 sec
File Size: 175 MB

Space shuttle Atlantis is put back on its wheels and then towed along the roadway to the Orbiter Processing Facility for post-flight deservicing and the start of preparations for the STS-129 mission.

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Mate-Demate Device at work



Date: June 4, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 58 sec
File Size: 145 MB

Space shuttle Atlantis, still riding atop its 747 carrier aircraft, is towed into the Mate-Demate Device facility at the Kennedy Space Center landing strip for removal from the jet.

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Atlantis returns home



Date: June 3, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 49 sec
File Size: 176 MB

Space shuttle Atlantis safely concludes its cross-country trek atop a Boeing 747 carrier jet, returning home to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 6:53 p.m.

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New Wide Field Camera installed on 1st spacewalk



Date: May 14, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 21 sec
File Size: 156.75 MB

High definition footage shot through the aft flight deck windows of Atlantis shows John Grunsfeld and Drew Feustel installing Hubble's new Wide Field Camera 3.

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Hubble's new eye on the Universe



Date: May 14, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 59 sec
File Size: 140.46 MB

Learn more about Hubble's newly installed Wide Field Camera 3 in this NASA produced package.

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External fuel tank falls away



Date: May 11, 2009
Running Time: 9 min 52 sec
File Size: 353 MB

Spectacular high definition footage shot by the crew of the external fuel tank falling away after the shuttle reached orbit.

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Launch replay: beach tracker



Date: May 11, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 30 sec
File Size: 90.2 MB

A high definition camera near the beach south of launch pad 39A captures Atlantis' liftoff and climb toward orbit through separation of the solid rocket boosters.

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Launch replay: pad perimeter



Date: May 11, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 6 sec
File Size: 39.94 MB

A remotely operated high definition camera at near the perimeter of launch pad 39A captures Atlantis' liftoff and initial climb.

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Launch of Atlantis!



Date: May 11, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 23 sec
File Size: 124.7 MB

Space shuttle Atlantis launches at 2:01 p.m. EDT from the Kennedy Space Center on the final mission to renew astronomy's greatest observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope. This is the launch as seen live.

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Astronauts arrive for launch



Date: May 8, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 7 sec
File Size: 150.2 MB

The seven member crew of space shuttle Atlantis speak to the news media after arriving at the Kennedy Space Center in T-38 training jets.

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Atlantis back on the launch pad



Date: March 31, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 40 sec
File Size: 218.7 MB

Six months after its mission to the Hubble Space Telescope was postponed, shuttle Atlantis returns to launch pad 39A to resume preparations for liftoff.

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Sun rises on Atlantis



Date: March 31, 2009
Running Time: 7 min
File Size: 256.4 MB

As the sun rises over the Florida spaceport, the Apollo-era transporter hauls shuttle Atlantis along the pathway between the Vehicle Assembly Building and launch pad.

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Early morning rollout begins



Date: March 31, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 40 sec
File Size: 133.8 MB

Space shuttle Atlantis' trek to the launch pad began with a 4 a.m. rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building.

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Atlantis hoisted vertically



Date: March 24, 2009
Running Time: 7 min 44 sec
File Size: 283 MB

Inside the Vehicle Assembly Building, space shuttle Atlantis is hoisted upright for attachment to the external fuel tank and twin solid rocket boosters to launch the ship's STS-125 mission to Hubble.

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Second launch campaign begins



Date: March 23, 2009
Running Time: 3 min
File Size: 108.2 MB

In preparation for its launch on Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission in May, the space shuttle Atlantis is moved from a processing hangar to the Vehicle Assembly Building.

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Atlantis' new fuel tank



Date: January 15, 2009
Running Time: 5 min 9 sec
File Size: 188.3 MB

The new external tank slated for use in May by space shuttle Atlantis is moved from the checkout cell inside the Vehicle Assembly Building and positioned between the twin solid rocket boosters for attachment.

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Back to the orbiter hangar



Date: November 11, 2008
Running Time: 3 min 47 sec
File Size: 138.6 MB

Space shuttle Atlantis is towed from the Vehicle Assembly Building back to its nearby processing hangar to wait out the extended delay in the Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission.

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Destacking Atlantis



Date: November 11, 2008
Running Time: 3 min 59 sec
File Size: 146.0 MB

With its mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope postponed to 2009, space shuttle Atlantis is demated from its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters.

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Atlantis leaves pad A



Date: October 20, 2008
Running Time: 2 min
File Size: 73 MB

Space shuttle Atlantis departs the Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39A following NASA's decision to delay its mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.

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The long trek back



Date: October 20, 2008
Running Time: 3 min
File Size: 109.6 MB

Space shuttle Atlantis makes its way down the crawlerway towards the Vehicle Assembly Building as it returns from the launch pad to enter storage.

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Back to the Vehicle Assembly Building



Date: October 20, 2008
Running Time: 5 min 4 sec
File Size: 185.15 MB

Space shuttle Atlantis returns to the Vehicle Assembly Building where it will wait for the Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission which has slipped until next year so a failed electronics box can be replaced.

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Aerial views of Atlantis and Endeavour



Date: September 20, 2008
Running Time: 2 min 42 sec
File Size: 99.2 MB

For a few hours on Saturday morning, September 20, a true rarity occurred for NASA's space shuttle program as both Atlantis and Endeavour were fully visible on their launch pads with the gantries open. The Atlantis service tower at pad 39A was retracted to receive the payload and Endeavour had not yet been enclosed within its tower following rollout to pad 39B.

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Endeavour at sunrise



Date: September 19, 2008
Running Time: 53 sec
File Size: 32.6 MB

The sun rises on space shuttle Endeavour at Kennedy Space Center's pad 39B shortly after the overnight rollout from the Vehicle Assembly Building successfully concluded.

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Chopper flies over Endeavour



Date: September 19, 2008
Running Time: 3 min 17 sec
File Size: 120.2 MB

After shuttle Endeavour arrived at launch pad 39B, a helicopter shooting scenes for the upcoming IMAX movie about the Hubble servicing also captured this stunning aerial footage.

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Endeavour rolls out to pad 39B



Date: September 19, 2008
Running Time: 5 min 28 sec
File Size: 199.5 MB

Following through on its plan to have a quick-response space shuttle poised to launch if the Atlantis crew needs rescuing during next month's Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission, NASA rolls sistership Endeavour to the other Kennedy Space Center pad in the early morning hours of Sept. 19.

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Endeavour goes vertical for STS-126



Date: September 11, 2008
Running Time: 5 min 5 sec
File Size: 186.7 MB

The sling crane captures Endeavour and lifts the shuttle from the transport hauler that carried it from the hangar. The spacecraft is then rotated vertically, hoisted over to the assembly bay and carefully lowered into position next to the awaiting fuel tank for attachment.

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Endeavour's morning trip to VAB



Date: September 11, 2008
Running Time: 4 min 54 sec
File Size: 179.6 MB

In preparation for its role as a standby rescue craft during next month's Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission and the scheduled November logistics run to the international space station, shuttle Endeavour is moved to the Vehicle Assembly Building.

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Atlantis arrives at pad 39A



Date: September 4, 2008
Running Time: 4 min
File Size: 146.2 MB

Riding atop the crawler transporter, shuttle Atlantis arrives at launch pad 39A to begin final preparations for its launch on the final mission to service the legendary Hubble Space Telescope.

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Atlantis departs assembly building



Date: September 4, 2008
Running Time: 4 min 4 sec
File Size: 148.7 MB

Atlantis departs the towering Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center bound for launch pad 39A. The shuttle is being prepared for an October 2008 launch on a mission to refurbish the Hubble Space Telescope.

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More footage of Atlantis rolling out



Date: September 4, 2008
Running Time: 4 min 9 sec
File Size: 151.7 MB

Additional footage shot by NASA of space shuttle Atlantis leaving the Vehicle Assembly Building on its way to the launch pad.

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Atlantis meets its tank and boosters



Date: August 23, 2008
Running Time: 5 min 22 sec
File Size: 196.3 MB

The space shuttle Atlantis is hoisted into position alongside its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters inside the Vehicle Assembly Building. The shuttle is being prepared for the final mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope

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Atlantis leaves its hangar



Date: August 22, 2008
Running Time: 5 min 10 sec
File Size: 188.5 MB

Space shuttle Atlantis leaves the Orbiter Processing Facility on the short journey to Vehicle Assembly Building where it will be attached to its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters.

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STS-125 stack assembled



Date: August 3, 2008
Running Time: 2 min 16 sec
File Size: 83.3 MB

The external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters for STS-125 are attached inside high bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center.

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STS-125 external tank arrives



Date: June 15, 2008
Running Time: 4 min 12 sec
File Size: 153.5 MB

The external fuel tank for STS-125 arrives by barge at Cape Canaveral and is unloaded and towed to the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center.

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Main engine installation



Date: June 10, 2008
Running Time: 1 min 21 sec
File Size: 86.1 MB

Workers at the Orbiter Processing Facility install main engine number 3 in shuttle Atlantis' aft compartment.

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