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Atlantis' landing as seen live



Date: November 27, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 34 sec
File Size: 166 MB

Space shuttle Atlantis returns from its penultimate voyage, one that delivered nearly 15 tons of spare parts and supplies meant to fortify the future of the International Space Station. The landing occurred at 9:44 a.m. EST on Kennedy Space Center's Runway 33.

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Landing Replays: Mid-field



Date: November 27, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 5 sec
File Size: 40 MB

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

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Landing Replays: West side of runway



Date: November 27, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 14 sec
File Size: 45 MB

Camera located on the western side on the runway shows Atlantis' 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: November 27, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 10 sec
File Size: 42 MB

Shuttle Atlantis' 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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Landing Replays: VAB roof



Date: November 27, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 11 sec
File Size: 50 MB

From atop the 52-story Vehicle Assembly Building located southeast of the Shuttle Landing Facility, this video was recorded by a public affairs camera. (Replay includes live landing audio).

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Landing Replays: Tracker view



Date: November 27, 2009
Running Time: 5 min 12 sec
File Size: 188 MB

A powerful tracking camera follows space shuttle Atlantis during its 300-degree right-overhead turn to align with the runway. (Replay includes live landing audio).

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Take an end-to-end tour of the
station-shuttle complex




Date: November 23, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 46 sec
File Size: 140 MB

Atlantis pilot Barry Wilmore provides a tour of the station-shuttle complex, starting in the Soyuz docked to the end of the Russian segment of the station, through to the flight deck of Atlantis.

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Atlantis' launch as seen live



Date: November 16, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 47 sec
File Size: 140 MB

The space shuttle Atlantis launches at 2:28 p.m. EST a mission to fortify the future of the International Space Station with the delivery of spare parts and equipment.

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Launch Replays: Playalinda Beach



Date: November 16, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 37 sec
File Size: 130 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 Atlantis' climb out. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: Beach tracker



Date: November 16, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 57 sec
File Size: 107 MB

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

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Launch Replays: Camera 070



Date: November 16, 2009
Running Time: 29 sec
File Size: 18 MB

Launch pad engineering camera 070 provides a front view of space shuttle Atlantis 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 071



Date: November 16, 2009
Running Time: 25 sec
File Size: 15 MB

Launch pad engineering camera 071 is zoomed in on space shuttle Atlantis' three main engines to give this close-up view during ignition. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: Pad perimeter



Date: November 16, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 4 sec
File Size: 39 MB

The launch pad 39A perimeter camera gives this side view of the space shuttle igniting its engines and roaring skyward for STS-129. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: West tower



Date: November 16, 2009
Running Time: 27 sec
File Size: 17 MB

This view of space shuttle Atlantis' liftoff is captured from a tower west of pad 39A near Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: Front camera



Date: November 16, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 40 sec
File Size: 96 MB

Footage of space shuttle Atlantis' 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: Press Site



Date: November 16, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 12 sec
File Size: 43 MB

This is the view from Kennedy Space Center's Press Site at Complex 39 as space shuttle Atlantis launches on the STS-129 space station mission. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: VAB roof



Date: November 16, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 38 sec
File Size: 96 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: UCS-23 tracker



Date: November 16, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 9 sec
File Size: 42 MB

This video of space shuttle Atlantis' launch on STS-129 was captured by the UCS-23 tracking camera positioned southeast of the pad. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Astronauts leave crew quarters



Date: November 16, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 7 sec
File Size: 114 MB

The crew of commander Charlie Hobaugh, pilot Barry Wilmore and mission specialists Leland Melvin, Randy Bresnik, Mike Foreman and Robert Satcher emerge from their quarters to board the AstroVan.

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Crew suits up for launch



Date: November 16, 2009
Running Time: 3 min 19 sec
File Size: 123 MB

The astronauts -- three veterans and three rookies -- 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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Atlantis' pre-launch campaign



Running Time: 13 min 5 sec
File Size: 475 MB

This narrated footage shows the highlights from preparations that space shuttle Atlantis underwent at Kennedy Space Center for mission STS-129 to the International Space Station.

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Payloads' pre-launch campaign



Running Time: 10 min 59 sec
File Size: 398 MB

This narrated footage shows the preparations that the STS-129 mission payloads underwent at Kennedy Space Center for launch to the International Space Station aboard shuttle Atlantis.

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Time-lapse of gantry retraction



Date: November 15, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 4 sec
File Size: 38 MB

As the sun was setting at the Kennedy Space Center on the eve before launch, the rotating service structure was retracted to reveal shuttle Atlantis. The gantry rollout with a stunning backdrop is presented here in time-lapse form.

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Crew arrives for launch



Date: November 12, 2009
Running Time: 11 min 46 sec
File Size: 428 MB

Aiming for a November 16 launch toward the International Space Station, the six astronauts to fly aboard shuttle Atlantis arrive at the Kennedy Space Center to begin counting down to blastoff.

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STS-129: Mission preview movie



Running Time: 11 min 38 sec
File Size: 420 MB

This movie summarizes Atlantis' STS-129 mission that will deliver two pallets of spare parts to the International Space Station that will keep the outpost operating well after the space shuttles are retired.

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Meet Atlantis' astronauts



Running Time: 12 min 44 sec
File Size: 460 MB

Get to know the six astronauts launching on space shuttle Atlantis' mission STS-129. This special biography movie profiles the crew and the path each took to become an astronaut.

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Crew visits the payload bay



Date: November 3, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 9 sec
File Size: 78 MB

Members of space shuttle Atlantis' crew takes the opportunity to inspect the payloads in the launch pad 39A's cleanroom before the cargo was packed inside the orbiter.

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Shuttle evacuation practice



Date: November 3, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 18 sec
File Size: 85 MB

Once 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 shuttle for mock count



Date: November 3, 2009
Running Time: 6 min 24 sec
File Size: 234 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 Atlantis for the final three hours of the mock countdown.

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Launch day simulation begins



Date: November 3, 2009
Running Time: 5 min 41 sec
File Size: 208 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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Crew arrives for practice count



Date: November 2, 2009
Running Time: 6 min 54 sec
File Size: 251 MB

The shuttle Atlantis astronauts return to the Florida spaceport for their launch countdown dress rehearsal, an event that was scrubbed a couple of weeks ago so that Kennedy Space Center workers could focus on the Ares 1-X test.

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Payloads delivered to pad



Date: October 30, 2009
Running Time: 4 min 50 sec
File Size: 177 MB

The transportation canister holding space shuttle Atlantis' payloads for the STS-129 space station mission is driven to launch pad 39A and lifted into service gantry's cleanroom.

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Hoisting payloads to transporter



Date: October 21, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 56 sec
File Size: 71 MB

The two carriers loaded with nearly 28,000 pounds of spare parts for International Space Station are placed into the payload transportation canister at the Space Station Processing Facility for the trip to launch pad 39A.

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Emergency training at the pad



Date: October 20, 2009
Running Time: 1 min 39 sec
File Size: 61 MB

The astronauts spend time learning how to evacuate pad 39A if there is an emergency, 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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Tank test driving



Date: October 19, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 20 sec
File Size: 85 MB

Atlantis' six 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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Crew flies to Cape for training



Date: October 19, 2009
Running Time: 2 min 20 sec
File Size: 85 MB

Members of space shuttle Atlantis' crew arrive at Kennedy Space Center in T-38 jets for an abbreviated training session on emergency procedures and equipment.

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Rollout in fast-forward



Running Time: 1 min 33 sec
File Size: 55 MB

It took several hours for the Ares 1-X rocket to journey from Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building to launch pad 39B positioned 3.5 miles away. The trip is condensed into this time-lapse movie.

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Shuttle assembly in fast-forward



Running Time: 2 min 14 sec
File Size: 132 MB

This remarkable time-lapse movie compresses a couple of days' work inside the Vehicle Assembly Building into just two minutes. It shows viewers the entire process to join Atlantis with its external tank and booster rockets.

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Atlantis perched atop pad 39A



Running Time: 4 min 53 sec
File Size: 178 MB

Space shuttle Atlantis completes its three-and-a-half-mile trek to launch pad 39A, reaching the seaside complex to prepare for blastoff to the International Space Station.

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Rollout to launch pad begins



Running Time: 3 min 36 sec
File Size: 132 MB

Space shuttle Atlantis emerges from the Vehicle Assembly Building at dawn for its journey out to Kennedy Space Center launch pad 39A on October 14.

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Atlantis moves from shuttle hangar to Vehicle Assembly Building



Running Time: 5 min 56 sec
File Size: 217 MB

With its mission to haul spare parts to the International Space Station just over a month away, shuttle Atlantis moved from its hangar to the Vehicle Assembly Building beginning at 7 a.m. on October 6.

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Closing Atlantis' payload bay doors inside the hangar



Running Time: 4 min 25 sec
File Size: 162 MB

Inside Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1 at the Kennedy Space Center, the 60-foot-long payload bay doors of shuttle Atlantis were closed on Sept. 25 in preparation for the spacecraft's move to the Vehicle Assembly Building.

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External tank meets SRBs



Running Time: 7 min 51 sec
File Size: 287 MB

The external fuel tank for shuttle Atlantis' STS-129 mission was hoisted out of its checkout cell and moved into position for attachment to the twin solid rocket booster in the Vehicle Assembly Building on Sept. 21.

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Crew makes visit to the Cape



Running Time: 4 min 12 sec
File Size: 154 MB

Space shuttle Atlantis' astronauts visited the Kennedy Space Center for a few days in mid-September to examine the mission payloads, inspect the orbiter and review equipment.

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Checking out the docking system



Running Time: 2 min 28 sec
File Size: 90 MB

The Orbiter Docking System in Atlantis' payload bay undergoes pre-flight testing, including extension of the ring that connects with the International Space Station.

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External tank unloaded from barge



Running Time: 3 min 01 sec
File Size: 110 MB

Shuttle Atlantis' external tank is unloaded from its covered barge and moved to the Vehicle Assembly Building on August 4 to begin preparations for STS-129.

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Tank arrives at launch site



Running Time: 5 min 33 sec
File Size: 203 MB

The external fuel tank for Atlantis travels up the Cape Canaveral waterway and arrives at the Kennedy Space Center on August 3 aboard a transport barge from the Lockheed Martin manufacturing plant near New Orleans.

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