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STS-114 Flight Day 2: Robot arm's color camera checks shuttle port side
Posted: July 27, 2005
Duration: 2 min 58 sec
The robot arm moves from the starboard side of space shuttle Discovery to the port side for continued damage inspections along the forward portion of the vehicle, including the crew hatch and nose.
Robot arm's color camera checks shuttle port side
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STS-114 Flight Day 2: Robot arm checks Discovery's starboard side
Posted: July 27, 2005
Duration: 4 min 16 sec
The astronauts use the color camera on the end of the shuttle's 50-foot robotic arm to survey the starboard side of Discovery including the upper surface of the crew cabin and the ship's nose in the search for any damage.
Robot arm checks Discovery's starboard side
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STS-114 Flight Day 2: Sensor boom inspections wrap up
Posted: July 27, 2005
Duration: 1 min 15 sec
Use of the new Orbiter Boom Sensor System on this Flight Day 2 wraps up by the space shuttle Discovery crew. The boom will be used later in the mission for further inspections once Discovery reaches the space station.
Sensor boom inspections wrap up
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STS-114 Flight Day 2: The nose cap
Posted: July 27, 2005
Duration: 1 min 59 sec
The sensor-laden inspection boom examines space shuttle Discovery's gray reinforced carbon carbon nose cap to look for any signs of launch debris impacts.
The nose cap
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STS-114 Flight Day 2: Flying over the payload bay
Posted: July 27, 2005
Duration: 3 min 44 sec
After the starboard wing inspections, this unique views of Discovery's tail and payload bay were taken as the robot arm maneuvered the sensor boom to continue the laser survey on the nose cap and port wing.
Flying over the payload bay
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STS-114 Flight Day 2: Discovery nose inspections
Posted: July 27, 2005
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
The damage checks extend to the nose of space shuttle Discovery to examine the heat-protection tiles as these methodical inspections continue.
Discovery nose inspections
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STS-114 Flight Day 2: Starboard wing inspections by sensor system
Posted: July 27, 2005
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Inspections of space shuttle Discovery's starboard wing leading edge RCC panels begins using the new Orbiter Boom Sensor System.
Starboard wing inspections
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STS-114 Flight Day 2: First-ever shuttle heat shield inspections
Posted: July 27, 2005
Duration: 3 min 27 sec
This narrated animation explains the inspections to be performed on Discovery's wing leading edges and nose cap using the 100-foot combination of the Orbiter Boom Sensor System and shuttle robot arm.
First-ever shuttle heat shield inspections
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STS-114 Flight Day 2: Orbiter Boom Sensor System raised from payload bay
Posted: July 27, 2005
Duration: 4 min 12 sec
The new Orbiter Boom Sensor System, developed in the wake of Columbia to inspect space shuttles in orbit for damage, is lifted from Discovery's payload bay by the robot arm.
Orbiter Boom Sensor System raised from payload bay
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STS-114 Flight Day 2: Discovery's robot arm put to work
Posted: July 27, 2005
Duration: 2 min 40 sec
The space shuttle Discovery astronauts power up the Canadian-built robot arm and unberth the crane in preparation for grabbing the new sensor boom for the day's wing and tile inspections.
Discovery's robot arm put to work
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STS-114 Launch Day: Afternoon's Mission Status Briefing from Houston
Posted: July 26, 2005
Duration: 40 min 5 sec
The bird strike at liftoff, a chipped nose landing gear door tile and external fuel tank foam falling away during launch are the key topics at this Flight Day 1 Mission Status Briefing held in Houston at 5:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 26.
Mission Status Briefing
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STS-114 Launch Day: Post-launch news conference
Posted: July 26, 2005
Duration: 32 min 10 sec
The post-launch news conference with NASA Administrator Mike Griffin, spaceflight administrator Bill Readdy, shuttle program manager Bill Parsons, mission management team chairman Wayne Hale and launch director Mike Leinbach is held at 12 noon EDT from Kennedy Space Center.
Post-launch news conference
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STS-114 Launch Day: Inside Mission Control
Posted: July 26, 2005
Duration: 12 min 20 sec
Go behind the scenes in Mission Control as the ascent flight control team, led by LeRoy Cain with CAPCOM Ken Ham, proceed through the final countdown and Discovery's launch to orbit. This remarkable footage includes the communications between the controllers and Cain.
Inside Mission Control
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STS-114 Launch Day: Video from high-altitude aircraft north of shuttle
Posted: July 26, 2005
Duration: 2 min 20 sec
To gain a new perspective on the space shuttle ascent and gather additional imagery for the return to flight mission, NASA dispatched a pair of high-flying WB-57 aircraft equipped with sharp video cameras in their noses. This footage was taken by the aircraft flying north of Discovery's path.
Northern WB-57
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STS-114 Launch Day: Dazzling aerial footage from southern WB-57
Posted: July 26, 2005
Duration: 3 min 45 sec
A high-altitude WB-57 aircraft flying south of Discovery's launch trajectory captures this never-seen-before angle of the space shuttle's ascent to orbit. This movie includes an amazing view of solid rocket booster separation.
Southern WB-57
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STS-114 Launch Day: Background footage of WB-57 flight preps
Posted: July 26, 2005
Duration: 3 min 49 sec
The WB-57 aircraft and their pilots prepare for flight to track space shuttle Discovery in this earlier footage with added commentary by NASA spokesman George Diller.
Background footage of WB-57 flight preps
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STS-114 Launch Day: Ascent as seen through the eye of external tank camera
Posted: July 26, 2005
Duration: 9 min 2 sec
What would it be like to ride the shuttle into space? Hitch a virtual ride by watching this movie from the video camera mounted on Discovery's external fuel tank looking down at Earth. The footage runs from liftoff through the tank's separation from the orbiter.
Ascent as seen through the eye of external tank camera
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STS-114 Launch Day: America's space shuttle program returns to flight!
Posted: July 26, 2005
Duration: 19 min 30 sec
Grounded two-and-a-half years by the Columbia tragedy, the space shuttle fleet resumes flights with the launch of Discovery at 10:39 a.m. EDT July 26 from pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center. Three clips of the live NASA TV coverage are available here: a brief 90-second movie, a longer one through booster separation and an extended version from T-minus 9 minutes and counting through external tank separation.
Launch of Discovery!
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STS-114 Launch Day: Camera 109
Posted: July 26, 2005
Duration: 25 sec
Launch pad engineering camera 109 focuses on the main fuel umbilical connections between the external tank and the belly of space shuttle Discovery during the ignition and liftoff. (Replay includes live launch audio).
Camera 109
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STS-114 Launch Day: Camera 149
Posted: July 26, 2005
Duration: 26 sec
Launch pad engineering camera 149 mounted on the mobile launcher platform watches the T-0 umbilical retract at liftoff. These umbilicals route propellant, electrical and data lines from the tail service mast to the starboard side of Discovery's aft engine compartment.
Camera 149
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