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Endeavour towed off runway



Date: July 31, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 32 sec
File Size: 56 MB

About four hours after landing at the Kennedy Space Center, shuttle Endeavour is towed from the landing strip toward its Orbiter Processing Facility hangar to complete STS-127.

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Post-landing comments from crew



Date: July 31, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 01 sec
File Size: 74 MB

Space shuttle Endeavour commander Mark Polansky makes a few comments from the Kennedy Space Center runway after the landing.

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Endeavour returns to Earth



Date: July 31, 2009
Running Time: 9 min 06 sec
File Size: 328 MB

Shuttle Endeavour and crew have safely returned from their thrilling spaceflight that mixed delicate robotics with the muscle of spacewalkers to continue constructing and maintaining the International Space Station.

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Landing Replays: Mid-field



Date: July 31, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 30 sec
File Size: 55 MB

From a viewing spot at the middle point of the 15,000-foot long Shuttle Landing Facility runway, this video shows Endeavour touching down. (Replay includes live landing audio).

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Landing Replays: West side of runway



Date: July 31, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 36 sec
File Size: 328 MB

Camera located on the western side on the runway shows Endeavour's landing with the launch pads and Vehicle Assembly Building as backdrop. (Replay includes live landing audio).

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Landing Replays: East side of runway



Date: July 31, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 43 sec
File Size: 63 MB

Shuttle Endeavour's homecoming at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility as seen from the tower camera located on the eastern side on the runway. (Replay includes live landing audio).

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Endeavour's launch as seen live



Date: July 15, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 08 sec
File Size: 114 MB

Space shuttle Endeavour rockets away from Kennedy Space Center at 6:03 p.m. EDT on its mission to finish constructing the Japanese Kibo science facilities at the International Space Station.

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Launch Replays: Playalinda Beach



Date: July 15, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 18 sec
File Size: 83 MB

This tracking camera north of launch pad 39A along Playalinda Beach offers a close-up view of the three main engines and solid rocket boosters during Endeavour's climb out. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: West tower



Date: July 15, 2009
Running Time: 40 sec
File Size: 24 MB

This view of space shuttle Endeavour's evening liftoff is captured from a tower west of pad 39A near Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.

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Launch Replays: VIP Site



Date: July 15, 2009
Running Time: 45 sec
File Size: 27 MB

This view of space shuttle Endeavour's launch is captured from the VIP viewing location along the Banana River at the Kennedy Space Center. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: Beach tracker



Date: July 15, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 29 sec
File Size: 90 MB

A tracking camera at positioned on a mound along beach southeast of launch pad 39A provides this angle of space shuttle Endeavour's liftoff. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: Front camera



Date: July 15, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 38 sec
File Size: 59 MB

Beautiful footage of space shuttle Endeavour's climb away into the sky is captured from this camera positioned in front of launch pad 39A. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: Camera 071



Date: July 15, 2009
Running Time: 21 sec
File Size: 13 MB

Launch pad engineering camera 071 provides a front view of space shuttle Endeavour during ignition of the main engines and the billowing plume of stream in the last seconds of the countdown. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: Camera 070



Date: July 15, 2009
Running Time: 22 sec
File Size: 13 MB

Launch pad engineering camera 070 is zoomed in on space shuttle Endeavour's three main engines to give this close-up view during ignition. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: UCS-23 tracker



Date: July 15, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 56 sec
File Size: 70 MB

This widescreen video of space shuttle Endeavour's launch on STS-127 was captured by the UCS-23 tracking camera positioned southeast of the pad. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: VAB roof



Date: July 15, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 38 sec
File Size: 59 MB

From atop the 52-story Vehicle Assembly Building located three-and-a-half miles away, this launch video was recorded by a public affairs camera. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: Pad perimeter



Date: July 15, 2009
Running Time: 40 sec
File Size: 25 MB

The launch pad 39A perimeter camera gives this side view of space shuttle Endeavour igniting its engines and roaring skyward for STS-127. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: Press Site



Date: July 15, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 04 sec
File Size: 39 MB

This is the view from Kennedy Space Center's Press Site at Complex 39 as space shuttle Endeavour launches at 6:03 p.m. on the STS-127 space station construction mission. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: Patrick AFB



Date: July 15, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 08 sec
File Size: 41 MB

A powerful tracking camera located at Patrick Air Force Base gives this widescreen video of space shuttle Endeavour launching on the northeast trajectory from the Cape. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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AstroVan takes crew to pad



Date: July 15, 2009
Running Time: 8 min 22 sec
File Size: 301 MB

The space shuttle Endeavour astronauts travel to launch pad 39A aboard the AstroVan. Once at the seaside complex, they take a few moment to look up at the shuttle before riding the elevator up the launch tower.

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Astronauts leave crew quarters



Date: July 15, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 40 sec
File Size: 175 MB

Commander Mark Polansky, pilot Doug Hurley, flight engineer Julie Payette, spacewalkers Chris Cassidy, Tom Marshburn and Dave Wolf, and station-bound astronaut Tim Kopra depart the Kennedy Space Center crew quarters to board the AstroVan for the ride from the Industrial Area to launch pad 39A on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Crew suits up for launch



Date: July 15, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 37 sec
File Size: 96 MB

The seven STS-127 astronauts finish donning and complete pressure checks of their the day-glow orange ascent and entry partial pressure spacesuits in crew quarters on launch day.

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Weather scrubs launch again



Date: July 13, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 48 sec
File Size: 174 MB

For the second straight day, launch of space shuttle Endeavour was postponed July 13 due to summertime thunderstorms around the Kennedy Space Center. It was the fifth scrub for the space station construction mission.

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Astronauts arrive at pad on July 13



Date: July 13, 2009
Running Time: 8 min 48 sec
File Size: 324 MB

The AstroVan drives by Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building and then arrives at pad 39A during July 13 launch attempt. The astronauts gaze up at the shuttle after getting to pad.

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Crew quarters depart on July 13



Date: July 13, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 47 sec
File Size: 102 MB

In preparation for the July 13 launch attempt, the space shuttle Endeavour astronauts depart crew quarters and board the AstroVan for the ride to pad 39A.

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Suiting up for July 13 countdown



Date: July 13, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 36 sec
File Size: 95 MB

The space shuttle Endeavour astronauts finish getting ready in the suit room of the crew quarters building in preparation for the July 13 launch attempt.

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Thunderstorms scrub July 12 attempt



Date: July 12, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 11 sec
File Size: 115 MB

Thunderstorms west of the launch site prevent space shuttle Endeavour from blasting off July 12 during its brief launch window to rendezvous with the International Space Station.

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Crew quarters depart on July 12



Date: July 12, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 33 sec
File Size: 102 MB

In preparation for the July 12 launch attempt, the space shuttle Endeavour astronauts depart crew quarters and board the AstroVan for the ride to pad 39A.

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Suiting up for July 12 countdown



Date: July 12, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 54 sec
File Size: 106 MB

The space shuttle Endeavour astronauts finish getting ready in the suit room of the crew quarters building in preparation for the July 12 launch attempt.

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Payloads' pre-launch campaign



Date: July 12, 2009
Running Time: 8 min 44 sec
File Size: 315 MB

This narrated footage shows the preparations that the Japanese Exposed Facility and other payloads underwent at Kennedy Space Center for launch aboard Endeavour on mission STS-127.

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Endeavour pre-launch campaign



Date: July 12, 2009
Running Time: 8 min 21 sec
File Size: 301 MB

This narrated footage shows the highlights from preparations that space shuttle Endeavour underwent at Kennedy Space Center for mission STS-126 to the space station.

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Crew returns for new launch attempt



Date: July 7, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 25 sec
File Size: 158 MB

The crew of Endeavour return to the Kennedy Space Center under stormy skies for another attempt to launch the shuttle on its space station assembly mission.

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Payloads set for flight



Running Time: 5 min 24 sec
File Size: 198 MB

Endeavour's jam-packed payload bay. From forward to aft: the docking port occupies the front portion of the bay, followed by the Japanese science exposure facility that will be attached to the station during the mission, a smaller platform that ferries up some of the experiments for the station's new external porch and another carrier that houses spare parts to be transferred onto the station.

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Astronauts arrive for launch



Date: June 8, 2009
Running Time: 7 min 12 sec
File Size: 217.6 MB

The Mark Polansky-led crew arrives at the Kennedy Space Center just before midnight June 8 after a two-hour flight from the home training base in Houston to begin launch countdown preparations.

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Shuttle evacuation practice



Date: June 4, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 41 sec
File Size: 61.9 MB

After clocks halted in the final seconds to simulate a shutdown of the three main engines just prior to liftoff, the crew exits the shuttle and practices scurrying to the slide-wire baskets for a quick evacuation of the pad.

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Crew boards Endeavour



Date: June 4, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 40 sec
File Size: 134.6 MB

After the short ride out to launch pad 39A, the astronauts walk across the access arm to the White Room and begin boarding shuttle Endeavour for the final three hours of the mock countdown.

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Launch day simulation begins



Date: June 4, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 22 sec
File Size: 123.6 MB

The astronauts follow a normal launch morning routine during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test, donning their spacesuits and then departing the crew quarters building and getting into the Astrovan.

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Astronauts visit the payload bay



Date: June 3, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 04 sec
File Size: 76 MB

Members of space shuttle Endeavour's crew take the opportunity to inspect the mission cargo already packed inside the payload bay for launch during their visit to pad 39A.

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Crew's emergency training



Date: June 3, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 49 sec
File Size: 139.7 MB

The astronauts spend time learning how to evacuate pad 39A if an emergency arises, including procedures to operate the slide-wire baskets that would quickly whisk the crew from the launch tower to a bunker west of the pad.

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Gantry encloses Endeavour



Date: May 31, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 37 sec
File Size: 95.6 MB

With the mobile launching platform securely anchored atop pad 39A, the crawler-transporter drives away and the rotating service gantry is placed around space shuttle Endeavour.

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Endeavour completes pad switch



Date: May 31, 2009
Running Time: 6 min 42 sec
File Size: 244 MB

Space shuttle Endeavour is moved to pad 39A where the ship will undergo final launch preparations for its STS-127 construction mission to the International Space Station.

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Endeavour leaves pad 39B



Date: May 31, 2009
Running Time: 6 min 00 sec
File Size: 216.9 MB

Shuttle Endeavour is hauled off Kennedy Space Center's pad 39B, having completed its role there as a standby rescue vehicle during the Hubble servicing mission. The pad will be turned over to the Constellation program for its Ares 1 rocket.

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Endeavour on launch pad 39B



Date: April 17, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 47 sec
File Size: 138.7 MB

Space shuttle Endeavour stands perched atop pad 39B where it will be readied to serve as a quick-response rescue vehicle during sistership Atlantis' Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission.

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Pad 39B receives its last shuttle



Date: April 17, 2009
Running Time: 6 min 26 sec
File Size: 235 MB

With the first hints of dawn on the horizon, space shuttle Endeavour arrives at Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39B following its overnight rollout. Endeavour will be the final shuttle to sit atop the pad before the site is transformed for use by the Ares 1 rocket.

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Midnight rollout from VAB



Date: April 17, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 8 sec
File Size: 78.2 MB

Space shuttle Endeavour rolls out of the Vehicle Assembly Building at midnight for its night owl move toward Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39B.

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Orbiter hoisted to tank and boosters



Date: April 10, 2009
Running Time: 8 min 1 sec
File Size: 292.7 MB

The shuttle Endeavour is hoisted from the center aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building over to the high bay and carefully lowered into position next to the awaiting fuel tank for attachment.

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Endeavour goes vertical for STS-127



Date: April 10, 2009
Running Time: 7 min 10 sec
File Size: 262.5 MB

The sling crane lifts Endeavour from the transport hauler that carried it from the hangar and then rotates the shuttle vertically.

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Endeavour's morning trip to VAB



Date: April 10, 2009
Running Time: 6 min 48 sec
File Size: 248.6 MB

In preparation for its role as a standby rescue craft during the Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission and its scheduled June construction flight to the international space station, shuttle Endeavour rolled from the hangar to the Vehicle Assembly Building at 7 a.m. on April 10.

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