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Endeavour lands in California



Date: November 30, 2008
Running Time: 3 min 55 sec
File Size: 141.17 MB

The space shuttle Endeavour touches down at Edwards Air Force Base in California after bad weather diverted it from Florida.

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Endeavour flies along side station



Date: November 28, 2008
Running Time: 1 min 41 sec
File Size: 60.36 MB

The space shuttle Endeavour flies below the International Space Station after undocking from the complex.

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Endeavour departs station



Date: November 28, 2008
Running Time: 4 min 45 sec
File Size: 169.9 MB

The space shuttle Endeavour undocks from the International Space Station in darkness as seen from a camera mounted in one of the station's windows. The shuttle's thruster firings are visible in this footage.

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Spacewalkers return



Date: November 18, 2008
Running Time: 3 min 34 sec
File Size: 130.12 MB

STS-126 astronauts Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Stephen Bowen return to the Quest airlock after completing the first spacewalk of their mission. Features background audio from inside the airlock.

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Endeavour performs flip



Date: November 16, 2008
Running Time: 1 min 52 sec
File Size: 68.4 MB

Endeavour performs a 360-degree nose-first pirouette so the station crew could photograph its belly to check for damage to its heat resistant tiles. This is an edited version of the maneuver.

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2008: A Space Odyssey



Date: November 16, 2008
Running Time: 43 sec
File Size: 26.4 MB

The crew of Endeavour re-created a scene from the classic science fiction movie 2001: A Space Odyssey during the shuttle's flip maneuver during its final approach to the space station.

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Shuttle on final approach



Date: November 16, 2008
Running Time: 46 sec
File Size: 28.3 MB

Endeavour flies below the International Space Station as it nears its final approach to docking. This video was shot by the station crew and the audio is the background sound from within the Zvezda module

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STS-126 crew profiles



Date: November 14, 2008
Running Time: 10 min 5 sec
File Size: 296.3 MB

Take a look at the seven astronauts who make up the crew of space shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-126 in this video produced by NASA.

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Launch pad camera



Date: November 14, 2008
Running Time: 55 sec
File Size: 18.7 MB

A camera at launch pad 39A captures the start of Endeavour's main engines and attempts to track the vehicle's climb but is obscured by the rocket plume.

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View from the press site



Date: November 14, 2008
Running Time: 55 sec
File Size: 33.12 MB

Members of the news media observe the launch from the Kennedy Space Center press site by the world famous countdown clock.

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South Beach Tracker



Date: November 14, 2008
Running Time: 1 min 22 sec
File Size: 49.4 MB

A tracking camera along the beach south of launch pad 39A captures Endeavour's blastoff and climb to orbit.

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Main engine start



Date: November 14, 2008
Running Time: 22 sec
File Size: 12.6 MB

An engineering camera at launch pad 39A captures the ignition of Endeavour's three main engines and then attempts to follow the shuttle's initial climb.

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Endeavour's launch as seen live



Date: November 14, 2008
Running Time: 57 sec
File Size: 34.94 MB

Endeavour's STS-126 launch from the Kennedy Space Center as broadcast live on NASA TV.

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Astronauts leave for the launch pad



Date: November 14, 2008
Running Time: 1 min 41 sec
File Size: 61.78 MB

The seven STS-126 astronauts leave crew quarters at the Kennedy Space Center bound for the launch pad.

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STS-126 crew suits up for launch



Date: November 14, 2008
Running Time: 2 min 22 sec
File Size: 86.86 MB

The STS-126 put on their bright orange pressure suits before departing for the launch pad.

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Astronauts arrive for launch



Date: November 11, 2008
Running Time: 5 min 53 sec
File Size: 214.2 MB

The seven STS-126 astronauts touchdown at the Kennedy Space Center to begin final preparations for their launch to the International Space Station.

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Crew arrives for practice countdown



Date: October 26, 2008
Running Time: 4 min 8 sec
File Size: 151.2 MB

The crew of STS-126 arrive at the Kennedy Space Center from Houston in T-38 jets for the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test to train for launch day activities.

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Leaving for countdown rehearsal



Date: October 29, 2008
Running Time: 1 min 4 sec
File Size: 39.3 MB

Wearing their pumpkin-colored pressure suits, the seven STS-126 astronauts depart their quarters headed for a launch day dress rehearsal at pad 39A.

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Emergency evacuation practice



Date: October 29, 2008
Running Time: 1 min 53 sec
File Size: 69.4 MB

The crew of STS-126 Endeavour practice an emergency evacuation from the cockpit of Endeavour at launch pad 39A as part of their final pre-launch training. In the event of an emergency on launch day the astronauts can escape the pad using slide wire baskets.

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Endeavour switches launch pads



Date: October 23, 2008
Running Time: 4 min 56 sec
File Size: 180.22 MB

Space shuttle Endeavour is moved from launch pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center, where is was standing by as a rescue ship for the Hubble repair mission, to pad 39A where is will now fly on STS-126 to the space station.

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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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