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STS-115 flight day 4: Second solar wing structure deployed by spacewalker
Posted: September 12, 2006
Duration: 7 min 27 sec
The Beta Gimbal Assembly containing the forward solar array wing is pushed out of its launch position by spacewalker Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper.
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STS-115 flight day 4: Spacewalker releases first solar wing structure
Posted: September 12, 2006
Duration: 13 min 40 sec
The structure containing the aft solar array wing -- called the Beta Gimbal Assembly -- is pushed out of its launch position by spacewalker Joe Tanner. Meanwhile, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper finishes up releasing the restraints holding the forward wing.
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STS-115 flight day 4: EVA No. 1 begins
Posted: September 12, 2006
Duration: 40 sec
Shuttle Atlantis astronaut Joe Tanner emerges from the International Space Station's Quest airlock module at the beginning of spacewalk No. 1.
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STS-115 flight day 4: Port 3/Port 4 power truss attached to the station
Posted: September 12, 2006
Duration: 4 min 34 sec
The Port 3/Port 4 integrated truss structure that will double the amount of power available aboard the International Space Station is successfully installed.
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STS-115 flight day 4: Spacewalk preview
Posted: September 12, 2006
Duration: 10 min 2 sec
John Haensly, the Atlantis mission's lead spacewalk officer, gives a step-by-step description of the tasks that Joe Tanner and Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper will perform during the EVA 1.
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STS-115 flight day 3: Heat shield update
Posted: September 11, 2006
Duration: 37 min 16 sec
Mission Management Team chairman John Shannon reveals pictures taken during Atlantis' rendezvous pitch maneuver and announces three tile gap fillers were found to be sticking out of the shuttle's underside. Joining Shannon during this news conference from Flight Day 3, Sept. 11, is Kirk Shireman, deputy manager of the space station program, to preview the truss' attachment to the ISS.
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STS-115 flight day 3: Docking replay from shuttle arm camera
Posted: September 11, 2006
Duration: 2 min 2 sec
A camera mounted on space shuttle Atlantis' 50-foot robot arm captured this view of the orbiter's docking with the International Space Station as the two spacecraft passed into orbital sunrise.
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STS-115 flight day 3: Truss handed off
Posted: September 11, 2006
Duration: 8 min 29 sec
The careful handoff of the Port 3/Port 4 truss from one robot arm to another is accomplished. The space station's robot arm gets a firm lock on the truss, allowing Atlantis' arm to released its grip on the structure. The truss is left in the hand of the station's arm for installation to the outpost the next day.
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STS-115 flight day 3: Truss maneuvered
Posted: September 11, 2006
Duration: 13 min 24 sec
The Port 3/Port 4 solar array truss is hoisted up and out of the payload bay. The shuttle arm maneuvers the structure over Atlantis' port wing where the station's arm can grab it.
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STS-115 flight day 3: Truss unberthed
Posted: September 11, 2006
Duration: 8 min 15 sec
With latches holding the Port 3/Port 4 truss in the payload bay released, Atlantis' robot arm slowly raises the 35,000-pound station piece out of the shuttle for handoff to the station's robotic arm.
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STS-115 flight day 3: Truss grappled
Posted: September 11, 2006
Duration: 8 min 16 sec
Space shuttle Atlantis' robitic arm gets a firm grasp on the Port 3/Port 4 solar array truss in preparation for unberthing the structure from the payload bay.
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STS-115 flight day 3: Welcome aboard
Posted: September 11, 2006
Duration: 2 min 27 sec
Expedition 13 crewmembers Pavel Vinogradov, Jeff Williams and Thomas Reiter welcome the Atlantis astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
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STS-115 flight day 3: Status briefing
Posted: September 11, 2006
Duration: 9 min 40 sec
Following Atlantis' docking to the International Space Station, lead shuttle flight director Paul Dye held this mission status briefing for Flight Day 3, at 10 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 11.
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STS-115 flight day 3: Shuttle Atlantis docks to the space station
Posted: September 11, 2006
Duration: 6 min 11 sec
Atlantis arrives at the International Space Station, docking with the outpost to resume orbital construction by installing a 35,000-pound solar array truss that will double the station's electrical power.
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STS-115 flight day 3: Atlantis' rendezvous pirouette maneuver
Posted: September 11, 2006
Duration: 5 min 44 sec
Atlantis performs a 360-degree, nose-first Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver pirouette to rotate the shuttle's belly into view of the space station for the ISS crew to snap detailed pictures of the orbiter's black tiles in the search for any launch impact damage. This movie starts when the television downlink commenced.
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STS-115 launch: Tank tumbles away
Posted: September 11, 2006
Duration: 11 min 19 sec
One of the shuttle Atlantis astronauts shot this camcorder footage out the overhead windows of the discard external fuel tank drifting away. The downlinked video was less than crisp.
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STS-115 flight day 3: Preview of solar array truss unberthing
Posted: September 11, 2006
Duration: 1 min 30 sec
Following docking of the Atlantis to the space station, the shuttle's robotic arm will hoist the Port 3/Port 4 solar array truss from the payload bay in preparation for installation to the station backbone. Flight director Paul Dye explains the unberthing using animation.
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STS-115 flight day 3: Rendezvous preview
Posted: September 11, 2006
Duration: 1 min 8 sec
Space shuttle Atlantis' rendezvous and docking with the International Space Station, and the heatshield inspection photography plans, are explained by flight director Paul Dye using animation.
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STS-115 : Payload bay configuration
Posted: September 11, 2006
Duration: 42 sec
Take a look at the payload bay configuration of space shuttle Atlantis for mission STS-115 in this animation package narrated by flight director Paul Dye. The solar array truss fills much of the bay.
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STS-115 launch: External tank camera
Posted: September 10, 2006
Duration: 10 min 42 sec
Ride to space aboard space shuttle Atlantis' external fuel tank. A camera mounted on the tank provides this footage from liftoff through jettison from the orbiter. (Replay includes live launch audio).
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