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STS-133: Replacement spacewalker Steve Bowen trains
Posted: January 28, 2011
Duration: 7 min 2 sec
Steve Bowen dives into Johnson Space Center's gigantic swimming pool for a dress rehearsal of the mission's spacewalking tasks. He joined the astronaut crew just the week before this training session, after replacing the injured Tim Kopra, originally set to be Discovery's lead spacewalker.
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Expedition 26: Crew grabs free-flying Japanese cargo ship
Posted: January 28, 2011
Duration: 12 min 17 sec
Fascinating camcorder video shot inside the International Space Station's cupola shows robot arm operator Cady Coleman, assistant Paolo Nespoli and commander Scott Kelly working to capture Japan's free-flying HTV cargo freighter. The footage includes the raw sound of the astronauts going through their procedures.
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HTV 2 hatchway opened up
Posted: January 28, 2011
Duration: 2 min 3 sec
Members of the International Space Station's Expedition 26 crew open the hatchway and enter into the Japanese HTV 2 cargo ship just hours after the freighter arrived at the outpost.
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HTV 2 berthed to station docking port
Posted: January 27, 2011
Duration: 35 min 25 sec
The space station's robotic arm maneuvers the HTV spacecraft to its docking port on the Harmony connecting node where electrically-driven bolts engage to firmly attached the freighter.
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HTV 2 captured by station's arm
Posted: January 27, 2011
Duration: 5 min 57 sec
The International Space Station's robotic arm, operated by NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, reaches out and grabs the free-flying Japanese HTV 2 cargo freighter.
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HTV 2 approaches the space station
Posted: January 27, 2011
Duration: 23 min 38 sec
Japan's cargo freighter, the H-2 Transfer Vehicle, makes its final approach toward the International Space Station while flying more than 200 miles above the planet.
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H-2B/HTV 2: Launch!
Posted: January 22, 2011
Duration: 27 min 23 sec
Japan successfully launches the HTV 2 robotic spaceship full of supplies to stock the International Space Station with scientific gear, spare parts and provisions for the lab's six-person crew.
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H-2B/HTV 2: Rollout to pad
Posted: January 21, 2011
Duration: 16 min 12 sec
The Japanese H-2B rocket carrying the second HTV cargo freighter for the International Space Station is rolled from the final assembly building to the launch pad.
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STS-133: Root cause of tank cracks discovered
Posted: January 11, 2011
Duration: 54 min 42 sec
NASA senior managers detail the results from lengthy testing, troubleshooting and analysis that determined the cause of space shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank cracking, the plans for resolving the situation and rescheduling the launch.
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STS-133: Work underway to remove tank foam and sensors
Posted: December 24, 2010
Duration: 2 min 25 sec
Foam that was applied over the fueling test instrumentation is removed so technicians can begin removing the special sensors in the Vehicle Assembly Building.
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STS-133: Setting up access platforms
Posted: December 24, 2010
Duration: 3 min 26 sec
Workers quickly get busy erecting special scaffolding and platforms around the space shuttle Discovery to gain access to the external tank's midsection.
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STS-133: Back in the assembly building
Posted: December 24, 2010
Duration: 6 min 35 sec
Space shuttle Discovery safely arrives back inside Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building, marking only the 20th rollback in program history.
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STS-133: Discovery departs launch pad
Posted: December 24, 2010
Duration: 6 min 4 sec
The crawler-transporter begins hauling the space shuttle Discovery off launch pad 39A for the overnight road trip back to the Vehicle Assembly Building to undergo inspections of the external fuel tank.
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STS-133: Lunar eclipse over Discovery
Posted: December 24, 2010
Duration: 2 min 34 sec
A lunar eclipse appears in the sky over launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center where the space shuttle Discovery was uncovered from the gantry during preps for rollback to the Vehicle Assembly Building.
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STS-133: Fueling test highlights
Posted: December 24, 2010
Duration: 4 min 27 sec
The space shuttle Discovery's external tank is loaded with a half-million gallons of supercold liquid oxygen and hydrogen rocket fuel for a knowledge-building test to understand the stresses and strains the external tank endures during a countdown.
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STS-133: Final preps for fueling test
Posted: December 24, 2010
Duration: 7 min 54 sec
After engineers instrumented the tank with 89 strain gauges and temperature sensors, they route 162 wires about 200 feet from the two test zones around the front face of the tank.
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STS-133: Instrumenting the tank
Posted: December 24, 2010
Duration: 1 min 57 sec
Strain gauges are affixed to testing zones on the external tank's ribbed midsection to collect data on the stresses experienced during the instrumented fueling exercise.
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STS-133: Scanning tank for more cracks
Posted: December 24, 2010
Duration: 7 min 51 sec
A backscatter imaging device bounces radiation off the external fuel tank to detect any additional structural cracks underneath the insulation foam.
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STS-133: Recap of fueling exercise
Posted: December 17, 2010
Duration: 4 min 48 sec
Mike Moses, the space shuttle integration manager at Kennedy Space Center, recaps how the tanking test has gone after fueling.
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STS-133: Fueling test countdown
Posted: December 17, 2010
Duration: 9 min 1 sec
NASA test director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson summarizes how space shuttle Discovery's fueling test has progressed after the tank was loaded with a half-million gallons of supercold rocket fuel and the timeline remaining.
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