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Briefing on NASA's 2007 budget request
Posted: February 6, 2006
Duration: 59 min 34 sec
NASA Administrator Mike Griffin, along with his science, spaceflight, exploration and aeronautics chiefs, hold this news conference in Washington on February 6 to discuss the agency's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2007. The budget would give NASA a slight increase in funding over 2006, but it features cuts in some projects to pay for funding shortfalls in the shuttle program.
NASA's 2007 budget request
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Expedition 12: Russian spacesuit thrown overboard during spacewalk
Posted: February 3, 2006
Duration: 2 min 4 sec
The Expedition 12 crew tosses overboard an old Russian spacesuit loaded with ham radio gear during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The eery view of the lifeless suit tumbling into the darkness of space was captured by station cameras. A few hours later, Mission Control-Houston announced that after hearing only faint transmissions following the deployment no signals from the suit were now being received, bringing a quick end to the educational experiment expected to last a few days.
SuitSat deployed
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STS-121: Assembly of solid rocket boosters begins
Posted: February 2, 2006
Duration: 6 min 43 sec
In preparation for space shuttle mission STS-121, the second post-Columbia test flight, technicians in Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building begin stacking the solid rocket booster segments that will power Discovery.
STS-121 SRB stacking
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STS-95: John Glenn's return to space
Posted: January 31, 2006
Duration: 20 min 31 sec
The flight of shuttle Discovery in October 1998 captured the public's attention with the triumphant return to space by John Glenn. The legendary astronaut became the first American to orbit the Earth some 36 years earlier. His 9-day shuttle mission focused on science experiments about aging. This post-flight presentation of highlights from the STS-95 mission is narrated by the astronauts.
STS-95
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STS-71: The first shuttle mission to dock with space station Mir
Posted: January 30, 2006
Duration: 16 min 21 sec
Space shuttle Atlantis with a multinational crew flew to the Russian space station Mir in June 1995 for the first in a series of joint docking missions, launching a new era of cooperation in space between the United States and Russia that would pave the way for the International Space Station. This post-flight presentation of highlights from the historic STS-71 mission is narrated by the astronauts.
STS-71
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Challenger: 20th anniversary memorial
Posted: January 28, 2006
Duration: 84 min 21 sec
On the 20th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger tragedy, a memorial service was held at the Kennedy Space Center's Space Mirror. Speakers at the tribute to honor the lost Challenger, Columbia and Apollo 1 astronauts included the widow and son of Challenger commander Francis "Dick" Scobee, officials with the Astronauts Memorial Foundation, two local U.S. Representatives, commander of the first shuttle flight after Challenger and the Kennedy Space Center director.
Challenger memorial
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Expedition 12: Spacewalk preview briefing
Posted: January 27, 2006
Duration: 52 min 58 sec
In advance of a Russian-based spacewalk by the Expedition 12 crew living aboard the International Space Station, mission managers hold this preview news conference on Jan. 27 from Johnson Space Center. The planned Feb. 3 spacewalk will throw overboard an old Russian Orlan spacesuit equipped with amateur radio gear and perform maintenance work on the station's exterior.
Expedition 12 briefing
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The Mars Science Laboratory rover
Posted: January 26, 2006
Duration: 2 min 50 sec
NASA's next mobile rover that will be sent to the Red Planet is Mars Science Laboratory. Roughly the size of a Mini Cooper car and designed to operate on the Martian surface for two Earth years, this large rover is scheduled for launch in 2009. Project manager Richard Cook unveils a model of the rover and talks about the mission in this video clip.
MSL rover
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Mars rovers: Marking the second anniversary of landing
Posted: January 24, 2006
Duration: 48 min 34 sec
Two years of exploring Mars! The remarkable rovers Spirit and Opportunity remain alive and well on the surface of the Red Planet, far outlasting their planned 90-day missions. On the second anniversary of Opportunity's landing, project officials and scientists hold this celebration event at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Mars rover anniversary
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New Horizons: The launch experience
Posted: January 21, 2006
Duration: 15 min
Watch the Lockheed Martin launch team do its job and then the Atlas 5 roar to orbit in this expanded movie of the New Horizons liftoff. The movie begins when the countdown resumes from the T-minus 4 minute hold point as the Atlas team shifts into high gear for the hectic last minutes of preparations for launch. The main engine fires to life and then the five solid rocket boosters light. Less than 11 minutes later, the Centaur second stage puts New Horizons into its initial orbit.
New Horizons launch
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New Horizons launch: Pad base camera
Posted: January 21, 2006
Duration: 18 sec
From the base of the launch pad at Cape Canaveral's Complex 41, this camera shows the thunderous departure of the Atlas 5 rocket carrying NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. (Includes live launch sounds and commentary!)
Pad base camera
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New Horizons launch: East camera
Posted: January 21, 2006
Duration: 23 sec
This camera on the east side of Complex 41 offers a dramatic view of the flame trench as the deluge water floods in the final seconds, followed by ignition of the RD-180 main engine and then the powerful kick from the five solid rocket boosters lifts the Atlas 5 rocket off the pad. (Includes live launch sounds and commentary!)
East camera
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New Horizons: Booster close-up
Posted: January 21, 2006
Duration: 24 sec
This close-up camera view shows the lower portion of the Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket as the main engine and then solid motors ignite for launch of New Horizons. (Includes live launch sounds and commentary!)
Booster close-up
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New Horizons launch: VIF camera
Posted: January 21, 2006
Duration: 23 sec
The Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket climbs away from the launch pad as seen from a camera on the Vertical Integration Facility at Complex 41 where the vehicle was assembled for flight. (Includes live launch sounds and commentary!)
VIF camera
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New Horizons launch: VAB roof
Posted: January 21, 2006
Duration: 48 sec
A camera atop the 52-story space shuttle Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center captured this view of the Pluto New Horizons launch aboard a Lockheed Martin Atlas 5 rocket. (Includes live launch sounds and commentary!)
VAB roof
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New Horizons launch: UCS 23
Posted: January 21, 2006
Duration: 1 min 30 sec
The UCS 23 tracking camera positioned south of the launch pad focuses on the RD-180 main engine and the strap-on solid rocket booster performance during the Atlas 5 launch of NASA's New Horizons probe. (Includes live launch sounds and commentary!)
UCS 23
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New Horizons launch: UCS 15
Posted: January 21, 2006
Duration: 29 sec
The UCS 15 tracking camera positioned west of the Complex 41 launch pad captured this angle of the Atlas 5 launching NASA's New Horizons probe. (Includes live launch sounds and commentary!)
UCS 15
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New Horizons launch: Playalinda Beach
Posted: January 21, 2006
Duration: 3 min 41 sec
The Playalinda Beach tracking camera offers the longest view of the Atlas 5 rocket's initial climb skyward from liftoff through jettison of the nose cone shrouding New Horizons. (Includes live launch audio!)
Playalinda Beach
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New Horizons launch: Watching the roll
Posted: January 21, 2006
Duration: 26 sec
As the Atlas 5 rocket cleared its launch pad, the vehicle performed pitch, yaw and roll maneuvers to achieve a flight profile that minimized aerodynamic loads. The roll maneuver is quite pronounced in this view. (Includes live launch sounds and commentary!)
Watching the roll
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New Horizons launch: Complex 39
Posted: January 21, 2006
Duration: 32 sec
A camera positioned in the yard near the famed Kennedy Space Center countdown clock at the Complex 39 press site captured this view of the Atlas 5 rocket launching New Horizons from nearby Complex 41. (Includes live launch sounds and commentary!)
Complex 39
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