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Discovery returns to Florida atop 747



Date: September 21, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 14 sec
File Size: 122 MB

Discovery, riding the 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, returns home to the Kennedy Space Center after a cross country trip from its landing site in California.

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Day 7: The spacewalkers return



Date: September 4, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 45 sec
File Size: 101 MB

After completing their successful 6.5-hour excursion, spacewalkers Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang come back inside.

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Day 7: Transfers continue



Date: September 3, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 27 sec
File Size: 90 MB

While the EVA was going on, the crew members inside the space station continued to work through the lengthy process of transferring the equipment out of Leonardo.

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Day 7: Spacewalk No. 2



Date: September 3, 2009
Running Time: 8 min 16 sec
File Size: 302 MB

Astronauts Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang get suited up and venture outside for the second spacewalk of the Discovery mission.

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Day 6: Prepping for next EVA



Date: September 2, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 12 sec
File Size: 80 MB

Astronaut Christer Fuglesang moves his spacesuit to the station and the other crewmates make their preparations for supporting the mission's next EVA.

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Day 6: Frozen experiment samples



Date: September 2, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 42 sec
File Size: 135 MB

Astronauts Pat Forrester and Nicole Stott move new science experiment samples from the shuttle to the station freezer.

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Day 6: Emptying Leonardo



Date: September 2, 2009
Running Time: 6 min 39 sec
File Size: 243 MB

The shuttle and station astronauts completed a mega day of equipment transfers from the Leonardo module during Flight Day 6.

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Day 5: EVA a success



Date: September 1, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 17 sec
File Size: 47 MB

After a successful 6.5-hour EVA, Danny Olivas and Nicole Stott return to the Quest airlock module.

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Day 5: Spacewalk No. 1



Date: September 1, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 35 sec
File Size: 131 MB

Astronauts Danny Olivas and Nicole Stott work outside the International Space Station and space shuttle Discovery during the mission's first spacewalk.

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Day 5: COLBERT gets unpacked



Date: September 1, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 06 sec
File Size: 150 MB

The space station's new treadmill, the COLBERT named for comedian Stephen Colbert, is unpacked from cargo-delivery module as the unloading of Leonardo continued.

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Day 5: Spacewalkers suit up



Date: September 1, 2009
Running Time: 8 min 54 sec
File Size: 325 MB

With help from their crewmates, astronauts Danny Olivas and Nicole Stott don their spacewalking spacesuits.

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Day 4: Entering Leonardo module



Date: August 31, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 10 sec
File Size: 152 MB

The astronauts open the hatchway and enter into the Leonardo cargo-delivery module a few hours after it was successfully attached to the International Space Station to begin unloading its contents.

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Day 4: Moving items from Discovery



Date: August 31, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 55 sec
File Size: 179 MB

Transferring experiment hardware, spacesuits and preparing for the mission's first spacewalk were among the chores during Flight Day 4.

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Day 3: Nicole Stott enters orbital home



Date: August 30, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 01 sec
File Size: 37 MB

Astronaut Nicole Stott travels around the International Space Station, having arrived aboard Discovery to begin a three-month stay on the outpost.

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Day 3: Opening up the hatchway



Date: August 30, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 11 sec
File Size: 79 MB

After Discovery linked up to the space station, the docking ring was retracted and then hatches between the two spacecraft were opened.

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Day 3: 8th crew member during docking



Date: August 30, 2009
Running Time: 6 min 01 sec
File Size: 219 MB

Become a virtual astronaut on the flight deck of shuttle Discovery during docking. This camcorder video with natural sound allows you to hear the crew performing their procedures during the final approach and successful docking.

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Day 3: Rendezvous day aboard the shuttle



Date: August 30, 2009
Running Time: 7 min 48 sec
File Size: 285 MB

This home movie-style footage recorded aboard shuttle Discovery shows the crew preparing for docking on rendezvous day.

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Discovery's launch as seen live



Date: August 28, 2009
Running Time: 5 min 12 sec
File Size: 187 MB

A quarter-century after its maiden voyage, shuttle Discovery soars back into space at 11:59 p.m. EDT for a new mission to deliver equipment and research gear to the International Space Station.

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Launch Replays: Patrick AFB



Date: August 28, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 5 sec
File Size: 76 MB

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

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Launch Replays: Playalinda Beach



Date: August 28, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 38 sec
File Size: 59 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 Discovery's climb out. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: Front camera



Date: August 28, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 45 sec
File Size: 63 MB

Beautiful footage of space shuttle Discovery'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: Beach tracker



Date: August 28, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 42 sec
File Size: 97 MB

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

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Launch Replays: Press Site



Date: August 28, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 18 sec
File Size: 47 MB

This is the view from Kennedy Space Center's Press Site at Complex 39 as space shuttle Discovery launches at 11:59 p.m. on the STS-128 space station mission. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: Camera 071



Date: August 28, 2009
Running Time: 19 sec
File Size: 11 MB

Launch pad engineering camera 071 provides a front view of space shuttle Discovery 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: August 28, 2009
Running Time: 21 sec
File Size: 11 MB

Launch pad engineering camera 070 is zoomed in on space shuttle Discovery'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: August 28, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 33 sec
File Size: 92 MB

This widescreen video of space shuttle Discovery's launch on STS-128 was captured by the UCS-23 tracking camera positioned southeast of the pad. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: Pad perimeter



Date: August 28, 2009
Running Time: 43 sec
File Size: 26 MB

The launch pad 39A perimeter camera gives this side view of space shuttle Discovery igniting its engines and roaring skyward for STS-128. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: VAB roof



Date: August 28, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 33 sec
File Size: 92 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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Astronauts leave crew quarters



Date: August 28, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 14 sec
File Size: 154 MB

The crew of commander Rick Sturckow, pilot Kevin Ford, mission specialists Pat Forrester, Jose Hernandez, Danny Olivas, Christer Fuglesang and station-bound astronaut Nicole Stott emerge from their quarters to board the AstroVan.

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Crew suits up for launch



Date: August 28, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 10 sec
File Size: 116 MB

The seven STS-128 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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STS-128: Mission preview movie



Date: August 25, 2009
Running Time: 12 min 16 sec
File Size: 445 MB

This movie summarizes space shuttle Discovery's STS-128 mission that will focus on the International Space Station's interior by installing more science research equipment and crew accommodations.

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Meet Discovery's astronauts



Date: August 25, 2009
Running Time: 12 min 45 sec
File Size: 464 MB

Get to know the seven astronauts launching on space shuttle Discovery's mission STS-128. This special biography movie profiles the crew and the path each took to become an astronaut.

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Discovery's pre-launch campaign



Date: August 25, 2009
Running Time: 10 min 19 sec
File Size: 240 MB

This narrated footage shows the highlights from preparations that space shuttle Discovery underwent at Kennedy Space Center for mission STS-128 to the International Space Station.

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Payloads' pre-launch campaign



Date: August 25, 2009
Running Time: 6 min 34 sec
File Size: 240 MB

This narrated footage shows the preparations that the STS-128 mission payloads underwent at Kennedy Space Center for launch to the International Space Station aboard Discovery.

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The COLBERT treadmill



Date: August 25, 2009
Running Time: 7 min 35 sec
File Size: 267 MB

Learn about COLBERT, the space station's new treadmill named for comedian Stephen Colbert. The Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill is being delivered by shuttle Discovery in the Leonardo cargo module.

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Weather scrubs Discovery launch



Date: August 25, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 34 sec
File Size: 129 MB

Stormy weather around the Kennedy Space Center prevents space shuttle Discovery from blasting off on its mission to the International Space Station during the first countdown attempt.

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Leaving crew quarters for pad



Date: August 24, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 56 sec
File Size: 108 MB

In preparation for the August 25 launch attempt, the space shuttle Discovery astronauts depart crew quarters and board the AstroVan for the ride to pad 39A.

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Suiting up for first launch attempt



Date: August 24, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 18 sec
File Size: 85 MB

The space shuttle Discovery astronauts finish getting ready in the suit room of Kennedy Space Center's crew quarters building in preparation for the August 25 launch attempt.

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Launch pad gantry retracted



Date: August 24, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 38 sec
File Size: 169 MB

In the predawn hours of August 24 in preparation for the first launch attempt, the rotating service structure at launch pad 39A is rolled back to reveal space shuttle Discovery for flight.

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Astronauts arrive for launch



Date: August 19, 2009
Running Time: 7 min 38 sec
File Size: 277 MB

Space shuttle Discovery's astronauts arrive at the launch site after a two-hour plane ride from Houston to begin final preparation for their blastoff to the International Space Station.

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Payload bay doors closed for flight



Date: August 9, 2009
Running Time: 6 min 11 sec
File Size: 225 MB

The two 60-foot-long payload bay doors of space shuttle Discovery are closed for launch at Kennedy Space Center's pad 39A.

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Mission cargo loaded aboard



Date: August 9, 2009
Running Time: 6 min 14 sec
File Size: 228 MB

The ground handling mechanism used to install the payloads into Discovery's cargo bay is retracted to reveal the Leonardo module and ammonia tank ready to fly.

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Crew visits the payload bay



Date: August 7, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 51 sec
File Size: 176 MB

Members of space shuttle Discovery's crew take the opportunity to inspect the payloads packed inside the cargo bay for launch during their visit to pad 39A's cleanroom.

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Shuttle evacuation practice



Date: August 7, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 31 sec
File Size: 92 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 Discovery for simulation



Date: August 7, 2009
Running Time: 11 min 15 sec
File Size: 411 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 Discovery for the final three hours of the mock countdown.

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Launch day simulation begins



Date: August 7, 2009
Running Time: 8 min 34 sec
File Size: 312 MB

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

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Emergency training at bunker



Date: August 6, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 12 sec
File Size: 154 MB

Down at the bunker west of launch pad 39A, the astronauts continue their emergency procedures training on how to exit the slide-wire baskets and operate equipment in the shelter.

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Emergency training on tower



Date: August 6, 2009
Running Time: 6 min 29 sec
File Size: 237 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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Nighttime landing simulations



Date: August 5, 2009
Running Time: 8 min 29 sec
File Size: 306 MB

Commander Rick Sturckow and pilot Kevin Ford, wearing their launch and entry spacesuits, climb inside a pair of Shuttle Training Aircraft for practice nighttime landing approaches at Kennedy Space Center's runway during the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test.

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Tank test driving



Date: August 5, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 12 sec
File Size: 81 MB

Discovery's seven astronauts take turns test-driving an armored tank available for the crew to escape the pad 39A area if an emergency arises during the launch countdown.

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Discovery rolls out to pad



Date: August 4, 2009
Running Time: 7 min 53 sec
File Size: 288 MB

The space shuttle Discovery is hauled from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the launch pad 39A, slogging through the muddy pathway but eventually reaching its destination to ready the ship for blastoff by month's end.

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Payloads delivered to pad



Date: July 30, 2009
Running Time: 5 min 24 sec
File Size: 197 MB

The transportation canister holding space shuttle Discovery's payloads for the STS-128 space station mission is driven to launch pad 39A and lifted into service gantry.

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Going vertical in assembly building



Date: July 26, 2009
Running Time: 6 min 07 sec
File Size: 225 MB

The sling crane captures Discovery 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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Discovery departs its hangar



Date: July 26, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 41 sec
File Size: 135 MB

While shuttle Endeavour orbits the Earth at the International Space Station, sister-ship Discovery moved from its hangar to the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, July 26 in preparation for launch to the outpost in late August.

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External tank foam tested



Date: July 22, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 07 sec
File Size: 63 MB

After unusual amounts of foam peeled away during the previous shuttle launch, technicians perform "pull tests" to check the adhesion of the insulation on Discovery's external fuel tank in the Vehicle Assembly Building.

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Hoisting Leonardo into transporter



Date: July 22, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 50 sec
File Size: 104 MB

The Multi-Purpose Logistics Module, named Leonardo, is placed into the payload transportation canister at the Space Station Processing Facility for the trip to launch pad 39A and installation into Discovery.

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Station's new ammonia tank



Date: July 9, 2009
Running Time: 7 min 12 sec
File Size: 264 MB

The Ammonia Tank Assembly payload, mounted on a carrier structure, is put through final weighing and center of gravity checks before being loaded into the transport canister at the Space Station Processing Facility.

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Leonardo sealed for launch



Date: June 22, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 16 sec
File Size: 119 MB

Final packing of cargo into the Italian-made Leonardo module is completed and the hatch closed for launch aboard shuttle Discovery's STS-128 mission to the space station.

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In the main engine shop



Date: June 5, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 47 sec
File Size: 65 MB

While visiting the Kennedy Space Center for the Crew Equipment Interface Test, the astronauts stop by the Space Shuttle Main Engine Shop for a tour.

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Crew visits the Cape



Date: June 5, 2009
Running Time: 7 min 30 sec
File Size: 274 MB

Members of the STS-126 crew to launch aboard space shuttle Discovery visit Kennedy Space Center for an up-close inspection of their spacecraft in the Orbiter Processing Facility.

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