Kennedy Space Center, May 14th 2010. I was privileged to travel to the Kennedy Space Center, to watch the launch of Atlantis, on what was then, the final "scheduled" flight of the orbiter (STS-132). This video is my homage to the shuttle program, through the in depth experience of a single orbiter launch. I believe we should be thankful for the Atlantis orbiter, all her astronauts, the countless NASA staff who made her fly, and the American people who created a space vehicle of extraordinary power and grace. This footage incorporates numerous camera views from the ground, footage I took during launch, and video and audio from NASA showing the orbiter stack itself, during takeoff and flight -- in order to experiencing the all the preparation and the resulting eight and a half minute exhilarating ride into space. In places, the timeline of the actual events has been extended slightly to allow us to see different viewpoints of the same moment, and better experience the amazing feat of launching a spacecraft into orbit. Enjoy the ride! MORE BACKGROUND ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ After this flight, Atlantis was processed and prepared to fly one last time... this time as "on call" STS-335, which would remain flight ready, should either of the remaining two orbiters flights require a rescue mission. A rescue flight was not needed and Congress, in a rare moment of clarity, appropriated enough money to extend the program to allowed the already "flight ready" Atlantis to launch one last time and to become the last shuttle mission of the Shuttle Program, as STS-135. Atlantis now has a home at the Kennedy Space Center. MUSIC TRACKS (In order of appearance) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1) Band Of Brothers Suite Two, Band Of Brothers, (Michael Kamen) 2) Rise, The Space Between Us, (Craig Armstrong) 3) After The Storm, The Space Between Us, (Craig Armstrong) 4) After Antietam, Glory Soundtrack, (James Horner) 5) Now We Are Free (Juba's Mix), Gladiator: More Music From The 6) Motion Picture, (Hanz Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard) 7) Hymn, The Space Between Us, (Craig Armstrong)
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The Space Shuttle Atlantis (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV‑104) is a Space Shuttle orbiter belonging to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the spaceflight and space exploration agency of the United States. Constructed by the Rockwell International company in Southern California and delivered to the Kennedy Space Center in Eastern Florida in April 1985, Atlantis is the fourth operational and the second-to-last Space Shuttle built. Its maiden flight was STS-51-J from 3 to 7 October 1985. Atlantis embarked on its 33rd and final mission, also the final mission of a space shuttle, STS-135, on 8 July 2011. STS-134 by Endeavour was expected to be the final flight before STS-135 was authorized in October 2010. STS-135 took advantage of the processing for the STS-335 Launch On Need mission that would have been necessary if STS-134's crew became stranded in orbit. Atlantis landed for the final time at the Kennedy Space Center on 21 July 2011. By the end of its final mission, Atlantis had orbited the Earth a total of 4,848 times, traveling nearly 126,000,000 mi (203,000,000 km) or more than 525 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon. Atlantis is named after RV Atlantis, a two-masted sailing ship that operated as the primary research vessel for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution from 1930 to 1966.
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Support this channel: https://www.patreon.com/jeffquitney more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/astro/space_station_news.html http://scitech.quickfound.net/astro/space_shuttle_news.html "Commander: Steve Frick Pilot: Alan Poindexter Mission Specialists: Stanley Love, Leland Melvin, Rex Walheim, Hans Schlegel Space Station Crew: (Down) Daniel Tani, (Up) Leopold Eyharts Dates: February 7-20, 2008 Vehicle: Atlantis OV-104 Payloads: ISS Flight 1E: Columbus Laboratory Landing Site: Runway 33 at Kennedy Space Center, FL Edited mission highlights video created for playback during the STS-122 Post Flight Crew Presentation. Includes: Mission patch; crew breakfast; suit-up and crew walking out of the Operations and Checkout (O&C) building at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC); in-cabin views; launch through External Tank (ET) separation; ET falling to the ground; payload bay doors (PLBD) open; shuttle survey; in-cabin views; rendezvous, pitch maneuver and docking; International Space Station (ISS) views; shuttle in-cabin views; hatch opening and welcome; joint meal; extravehicular activity (EVA) preparations; EVA hatch opening; EVA activities; European built Columbus module attached to the ISS; interior views of crewmembers working in the Columbus; STS-122 Commander Steve Frick photographing beautiful earth views; crew sleeping; farewell and hatch closure; undocking and ISS fly-around; crew leisure activities; crew suiting up for re-entry; flight deck activities; landing views; greetings; shuttle inspection; and crew posing for photographs." NASA film JSC-2108 Originally a public domain film from NASA, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-122 Wikipedia license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ STS-122 was a NASA Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS), flown by the Space Shuttle Atlantis. STS-122 marked the 24th shuttle mission to the ISS, and the 121st space shuttle flight since STS-1. The mission was also referred to as ISS-1E by the ISS program. The primary objective of STS-122 was to deliver the European Columbus science laboratory, built by the European Space Agency (ESA), to the station. It also returned Expedition 16 Flight Engineer Daniel M. Tani to Earth. Tani was replaced on Expedition 16 by Léopold Eyharts, a French Flight Engineer representing ESA. After Atlantis' landing, the orbiter was prepared for STS-125, the final servicing mission for the Hubble Space Telescope. The original target launch date for STS-122 was 6 December 2007, but due to engine cutoff sensor (ECO) reading errors, the launch was postponed to 9 December 2007. During the second launch attempt, the sensors failed again, and the launch was halted. A tanking test on 18 December 2007 revealed the probable cause to lie with a connector between the external tank and the shuttle. The connector was replaced and the shuttle launched during the third attempt on 7 February 2008... STS-122 was the ISS Assembly Flight 1E, which delivered the European Columbus laboratory module to the station, along with the Biolab, Fluid Science Laboratory (FSL), European Drawer Rack (EDR), and European Physiology Modules (EPM) payloads. STS-122 also carried the Solar Monitoring Observatory (SOLAR), the European Technology Exposure Facility (EuTEF), and a new Nitrogen Tank Assembly, mounted in the cargo bay of an ICC-Lite payload rack, as well as a spare Drive Lock Assembly (DLA) sent to orbit in support of possible repairs to the starboard Solar Alpha Rotary Joint (SARJ) which is malfunctioning. Several items were returned with Atlantis: A malfunctioning Control Moment Gyroscope (CMG) that was swapped out with a new one during STS-118, and the empty Nitrogen Tank Assembly will be placed in the orbiter's payload bay, along with a trundle bearing from the Starboard SARJ that was removed during an EVA performed by Expedition 16... Three spacewalks were scheduled and completed during STS-122. The cumulative time in extra-vehicular activity during the mission was 22 hours, 8 minutes...
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An unprecedented up close, inside look in high-definition of space shuttle Atlantis as it was readied for "towback" from Kennedy's Shuttle Landing Facility runway to Orbiter Processing Facility-1 following its May 26 landing on STS-132. After every shuttle landing, about 150 trained workers assist the crew out and prepare the shuttle for towing atop a large diesel-driven tractor to its processing hangar.
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This may be a bit of a spoiler if you plan on visiting the Atlantis exhibit for real. This is the full pre-show of the NASA Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit at Kennedy Space Center, with a walk around the orbiter and a bit more footage of other people emerging from the pre-show. I filmed this when I visited the exhibit for the first time on 2 March 2014, so there's no prior knowledge informing where I pointed my camera. I used this video as a way of getting to know Final Cut Pro, which I just got, so forgive the gratuitous and inexpertly-applied effects. I didn't do anything to the bulk of the footage; I just added fancy stuff to the transitions between clips. The sound at the beginning is part of Launch-Sound_Shuttle-Launch-FINALIZED from https://archive.org/details/NasaAudioHighlightReels I highly recommend going to Kennedy Space Center and seeing this and the other exhibits and activities, if you can. https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/ I've put my videos of other visits to KSC in this playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA4BA1D3F41FC922C
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Space shuttle Atlantis and its six-member crew began an 11-day delivery flight to the International Space Station on Monday with a 2:28 p.m. EST launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The shuttle will transport spare hardware to the outpost and return a station crew member who spent more than two months in space. Atlantis is carrying about 30,000 pounds of replacement parts for systems that provide power to the station, keep it from overheating, and maintain a proper orientation in space. The large equipment can best be transported using the shuttle's unique capabilities.
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The liftoff and eight-and-a-half minute ascent of shuttle Atlantis into space is among the highlights of STS-132's first flight day of its 12-day mission. The six-member crew of Commander Ken Ham, Pilot Tony Antonelli and Mission Specialists Garrett Reisman, Steve Bowen, Mike Good and Piers Sellers is delivering to the ISS a cargo carrier filled with spare parts and Rassvet, the Russian Mini Research Module-1.
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Space Shuttle, Best view of shuttle landing Ive ever seen ! This is just a great view of the shuttle landing at Edwards AFB in California. A must see.
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Footage of the Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit (more specifically, the Shuttle reveal) at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Cape Canaveral, Florida
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High definition excerpt from the 2010 space documentary Hubble. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1433813/ Storyline : An IMAX 3D camera chronicles the effort of 7 astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-125 Launch date : 11 May 2009, 18:01:56 UTC STS 125 Mission Highlights (NASA Youtube Channel) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvEU2XRwlCw This must have been a really amazing motion picture to watch in an IMAX theatre!
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A video showing the space shuttle flight from takeoff at Cape Canaveral Florida to orbit and then a landing at Edwards Airforce base. The shuttle program is dead! Long live the U.S.Space Shuttle! Space Shuttle Atlantis freeware model by Bruce Fitzgerald and available at Surclaro.com and direct link at: http://simviation.com//simviation/download.php?ID=6758 Music is Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man"
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The Space Shuttle's Last Flight: As Atlantis completes its 135th and final mission, this definitive documentary charts the rise and fall of the most ambitious space programme ever undertaken, the space shuttle. For the past three decades since it first launch in 1981, the shuttle has become an iconic symbol of America's technological dominance while at the same time rewriting the rules of space travel. Here is reusable vehicle that could lift off like a rocket, carry people and cargo into Earth's orbit, then land on a runway like a plane and do it time after time. But two disasters, in 1986 and 2003, and the tragic loss of 14 astronauts shocked the World, and signalled the end of the programme, and the end of an era. However, its legacy has been extraordinary. In 30 years of service, the shuttle has flown more miles, completed more missions and put more men and women in orbit than any other spacecraft in history. It has transformed our understanding of the universe, aided technological advancement, and enabled us to study the environmental consequences we have had on our planet. After this July, when the shuttle takes its last flight, the USA will no longer be able to put a man in space for the first time in over half a century. Released: July 23, 2011 Genres: Documentary Countries: UK Actors: Patrick Baladi
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Support this channel: https://www.patreon.com/jeffquitney more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/astro/space_station_news.html http://scitech.quickfound.net/astro/space_shuttle_news.html 'JSC1941 - (2002) Commander: Jeff Ashby Pilot: Pam Melroy Mission Specialists: Sandy Magnus, Piers Sellers, Dave Wolf, Fyodor Yurchikhin Dates: October 7-18, 2002 Vehicle: Atlantis OV-104 Payloads: ISS Flight 9A: S1 Truss Landing Site: Runway 22 at Kennedy Space Center, FL' NASA film JSC-1941 Public domain film from NASA, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-112 STS-112 (ISS assembly flight 9A) was an 11-day space shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS) flown by Space Shuttle Atlantis. Space Shuttle Atlantis was launched on 7 October 2002 at 19:45 UTC from the Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39B to deliver the 28,000 pound Starboard 1 (S1) truss segment to the Space Station. Ending a 4.5-million-mile journey, Atlantis landed at 15:44 UTC on 18 October 2002 on runway 33 at the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. During the launch, the ET bipod ramp shed a chunk of foam that caused a dent ~4" wide and 3" deep into the metal SRB-ET Attach Ring near the bottom of the left SRB. Prior to the next mission (STS-113), an upper-level decision was made at NASA to continue with launches as scheduled. The launch subsequent to that was the ill-fated STS-107. Space shuttle Atlantis had been scheduled to visit the International Space Station (ISS) again on STS-114 mission in March 2003, however, due to the shuttle Columbia disaster all space shuttles including Atlantis were temporarily grounded. Due to rescheduling of missions Atlantis did not fly again until STS-115 on 9 September 2006... Starboard 1 (S1) truss segment The S1 truss segment, which provides structural support for the Space Station radiators was the main payload of STS-112 mission. Boeing Company started constructing the truss in May 1998. The work was completed in March 1999. The S1 was moved to KSC in October 1999 for flight processing. Boeing delivered the S1 to NASA in June 2002 for final preparations and pre-flight checks. Crew Equipment Translation Aid Atlantis also delivered the Crew Equipment Translation Aid (CETA) Cart to the Space Station. The CETA cart was attached to the Mobile Transporter (launched on STS-110) to be used by assembly crews on later missions. Mission experiments STS-112 carried several science experiments to the space station including the Plant Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (PGBA), Commercial Generic Bioprocessing Apparatus (CGBA), the Protein Crystal Growth Single-locker Thermal Enclosure System housing the Protein Crystallization Apparatus for Microgravity (PCG-STES-PCAM) and samples for the Zeolite Crystal Growth Furnace (ZCG) experiment. Shuttle processing Launch preparations for STS-112 mission were sightly delayed due to tiny cracks found within the plumbing of Atlantis' propulsion system on 17 June 2002 by an inspector. The cracks were in metal flow liners inside the main liquid hydrogen fuel lines that feed the shuttle's three main engines. Although there were no cracks in the actual fuel pipes themselves, the concern was that metal pieces from the flow liners might break off and fly into the engines. In such a worst case scenario, the debris can potentially trigger a catastrophic engine shutdown, which in turn could lead to the loss of the crew and the shuttle... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Truss_Structure The Integrated Truss Structure (ITS) forms the backbone of the International Space Station, with mountings for unpressurized logistics carriers, radiators, solar arrays, and other equipment...
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Space Shuttle Atlantis emergency landing at Knuffingen Airport at Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg on 30.12.2013.
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Atlantis shuttle launch from Cape Canaveral, FL viewed from Southwest Flight #0921 on May 14th, 2010, flying from BWI to Ft. Lauderdale. The flight was redirected inland to stay out of the launch path. The plane is about 10 miles from the shuttle launch.
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After more than 30 years, the space shuttle era has come to a close. Space shuttle Atlantis and the STS-135 crew landed safely on runway 15 at 5:57 a.m. EDT at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida, ending a 13-day journey of more than five million miles. It was the final and 133rd landing in shuttle history. The STS-135 crew consisted of Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus and Rex Walheim.
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Shuttle Discovery moved from its processing hangar, Orbiter Processing Facility-1 (OPF-1) and parked while Atlantis was moved out of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) to take Discovery's place in OPF-1. The two shuttles passed each other while en route to their new locations. The move was scheduled to be the final time that Discovery will roll out of an OPF. Discovery will remain temporarily in the VAB until mid-April. Discovery is set to be transported atop a modified 747 jet to Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17. It then will be moved on April 19 to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles for permanent public display. In OPF-1, Atlantis will undergo preparations for public display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and is scheduled to roll over to the complex in November. The visitor complex plans to open its display of Atlantis in July 2013.
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This is the complete ATLANTIS experience from Kennedy Space Center and includes both short films and a walk around the shuttle. No video can ever do this exhibit justice and it should be seen in person!! We have a PO BOX if anyone would like to send us snail mail: View From The Cheap Seats PO BOX 947761 Maitland, FL 32794
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http://www.twitter.com/AirCrashMayday On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana during re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere, resulting in the death of all seven crew members. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AirCrashMayday/ Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/AirCrashMayday/
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Discover key moments from history and stories about fascinating people on the Official BBC Documentary channel: http://bit.ly/BBCDocs_YouTube_Channel Part two of six. This clip begins with the astronauts on board preparing for the shuttle's descent to earth and ends with the haunting scenes at NASA's Mission Control at the moment disaster struck. Moving footage from the BBC Horizon programme The Last Flight of the Columbia. Watch more high quality videos on the new BBC Worldwide YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/bbcworldwide
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Shuttle Mission STS-51J First Launch Of The Space Shuttle Orbiter Atlantis, October 3, 1985 Video Courtesy NASA, No Copyright, Public Domain
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STS-117 - ATLANTIS - ISS DOCKING (INSIDE SPACE SHUTTLE) NASA TV
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Video Courtesy NASA http://www.nasa.gov STS-117 was a Space Shuttle mission flown by Space Shuttle Atlantis, launched from pad 39A of the Kennedy Space Center on June 8, 2007. Damage from a hail storm on February 26, 2007 had previously caused the launch to be postponed from an originally-planned launch date of March 15, 2007. The mission, also referred to as ISS-13A by the ISS program, delivered to the International Space Station (ISS) the second starboard truss segment (the S3/S4 Truss) and its associated energy systems, including a set of solar arrays. During the course of the mission the crew installed the new truss segment, retracted one set of solar arrays, and unfolded the new set on the starboard side of the station. STS-117 also brought Expedition 15 crewmember Clayton Anderson to the station, and returned with ISS crewmember Sunita Williams. This mission was the 118th Space Shuttle flight, the 28th flight for Atlantis and the 21st U.S. flight to the ISS. The launch of STS-117 marks the 250th orbital human spaceflight. The completion of the mission leaves thirteen flights remaining in the Space Shuttle program until its end in 2010, excluding two as-yet-unconfirmed Contingency Logistic Flights. On June 11, NASA mission managers announced a two-day extension of the mission, adding a fourth extra-vehicular activity (EVA). These two days were inserted into the mission timeline after flight day 8. This possibility had been discussed prior to launch. Because of launch day and thus rendezvous day uncertainty the decision to extend was deferred until after launch. The repair of the gap in the Orbital Maneuvering System (OMS) thermal blanket (heat shielding) was conducted during EVA 3. Because of the cancellation of landing opportunities on June 21st because of weather, STS-117 is the longest mission for Atlantis, landing at Edwards Air Force Base on June 22nd. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-117 Click to subscribe! http://bit.ly/subAIRBOYD The most viewed aviation channel on YouTube. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement. #AIRBOYD #AvGeek
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Copyrighted: Noe Castillo Dedicated to: Roger Balettie (Flight Dynamics Officer ) The Crew: Chris Ferguson (STS-135 Atlantis Captain) Douglas Hurley Sandra Magnus Rex Walheim Mark Kelly (STS-134 Endeavour Captain) Thank you very much! Atlantis Space Shuttle Night Reentry 21-07-2011 Cancun Mexico STS-135 Last Space Shuttle Mission July 2011
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See the launch itself at 9:00 in to the video. Space Shuttle Atlantis on a beautiful fall day. From T-9 to MECO
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more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/astro/space_shuttle_news.html "Commander: Donald R. McMonagle Pilot: Curtis L. Brown Mission Specialists: Ellen Ochoa, Joseph R. "Joe" Tanner, Jean-Francois Clervoy, Scott E. Parazynski Dates: November 3â14, 1994 Vehicle: Atlantis OV-104 Payloads: ATLAS-3, CRISTA/SPAS, SSBUV/A, ESCAPE-II, PCG-TES, PCG-STES, HPP-RFL, PARE/NIH-R, SAMS, and STL-A Landing site: Concrete runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB), California (CA) Narrated by the Commander and crew, this program contains footage selected by the astronauts, as well as their comments on the mission. Footage includes launch, onboard crew activities, and landing." NASA film JSC-1447 Public domain film slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization. Split with MKVmerge GUI (part of MKVToolNix), the same freeware (or Avidemux) can recombine the downloaded parts (in mp4 format): http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/doc/mkvmerge-gui.html part 1: http://youtu.be/SrmtH1Xs56Q http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-66 STS-66 was a Space Shuttle program mission that was flown by the Space Shuttle Atlantis. STS-66 launched on 3 November 1994 at 11:59:43.060 am EDT from Launch Pad 39-B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base on 14 November 1994 at 10:33:45 am EST. The Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Sciences -- 3 (ATLAS-03) was the primary payload aboard STS-66. It continued the series of Spacelab flights to study the energy of the sun and how it affects the Earth's climate and environment. The ATLAS-03 mission made the first detailed measurements from the Shuttle of the Northern Hemisphere's middle atmosphere in late fall. The timing of the flight, when the Antarctic ozone hole is diminishing, allowed scientists to study possible effects of the ozone hole on mid-latitudes, the way Antarctic air recovers, and how the northern atmosphere changes as the winter season approaches. In addition to the ATLAS-03 investigations, the mission included deployment and retrieval of the Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometer Telescope for Atmosphere, or CRISTA. Mounted on the Shuttle Pallet Satellite, the payload is designed to explore the variability of the atmosphere and provide measurements that will complement those obtained by the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite launched aboard Discovery in 1991. CRISTA-SPAS is a joint U.S./German experiment. Other payloads in Atlantis's cargo bay included the Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SSBUV-7) payload and the Experiment on the Sun Complementing ATLAS (ESCAPE-II). Payloads located in the middeck include the Physiological & Anatomical Rodent Experiment (PARE/NIR-R), Protein Crystal Growth-Thermal Enclosure (PCG-TES), Protein Crystal Growth- Single Locker (PCG-STES), Space Tissue Loss/National Institute of Health (STL/NIH-C), Space Acceleration Measurement System (SAMS) and the Heat Pipe Performance-2 Experiment (HPP-2). ATLAS-3 instruments, mounted on a Spacelab pallet in the cargo bay, included Atmospheric Trace Molecule Spectroscopy (ATMOS), which collected more data on trace gases in the atmosphere than on all three of its previous flights combined; Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Spectrometer (SSBUV), which took ozone measurements to calibrate ozone monitor on aging NOAA-9 satellite as well as cooperative measurements with other ATLAS-3 instruments; Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor (ACRIM), which took extremely precise measurements of the sun's total radiation for 30 orbits as calibration reference for sister instrument on Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) launched in 1991; Measurement of the Solar Constant (SOLCON), provided by Belgium, which also measured solar radiation but as reference point to track changes over years; Solar Spectrum Measurement (SOLSPEC), French instrument, measured sun's radiation as function of wavelength; and Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Irradiance Monitor (SUSIM), which collected its highest precision solar ultraviolet radiation measurements in its 15-year lifetime. Millimeter Wave Atmospheric Sounder (MAS), collected nine hours of observations, measuring distribution of water vapor, chlorine monoxide and ozone at altitudes between 12 and 60 miles (20 to 100 kilometres (62 mi)), before computer malfunction halted instrument operations... STS-66 was the last solo shuttle flight for Atlantis for over 14 years, as her upcoming missions were dedicated to Mir, and ISS flights. Atlantis would not fly solo again until STS-125 (The final Hubble Space Telescope Mission)...
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Space shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson and crewmates Pilot Doug Hurley, and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 11:29 a.m. EDT on Friday, July 8. STS-135 is the final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle Program. The 12-day mission will deliver the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module filled with more than 8,000 pounds of supplies and spare parts to sustain space station operations after the shuttles are retired. STS-135 is the 135th shuttle flight, the 33rd flight for Atlantis and the 37th shuttle mission dedicated to station assembly and maintenance,
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The STS-135 crew landed Space Shuttle "Atlantis" for the last time July 21, 2011, after a successful mission to deliver supplies and equipment to the International Space Station. Here the crew discusses what it was like to participate in the final flight of the space shuttle program. This presentation was recorded on Thursday, October 13 in the "Moving Beyond Earth" gallery of the National Air and Space Museum.
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more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/astro/space_station_news.html http://scitech.quickfound.net/astro/space_shuttle_news.html "STS-129 Post Flight Presentation - Narrated "Commander: Charles O. Hobaugh Pilot: Barry E. ""Butch"" Wilmore Mission Specialists: Leland D. Melvin, Michael J. Foreman, Randolph J. Bresnik, Robert L. Satcher Jr. Space Station Crew: (Down) Nicole P. Stott Dates: November 16-27, 2009 Vehicle: Atlantis" NASA film JSC-2342 Public domain film from NASA, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-129 STS-129 (ISS assembly flight ULF3) was a NASA Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Atlantis was launched on November 16, 2009 at 14:28 EST, and landed at 09:44 EST on November 27, 2009 on runway 33 at the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. STS-129 focused on staging spare components outside the station. The 11-day flight included three spacewalks. The payload bay carried two large ExPRESS Logistics Carriers holding two spare gyroscopes, two nitrogen tank assemblies, two pump modules, an ammonia tank assembly, a spare latching end effector for the station's robotic arm, a spare trailing umbilical system for the Mobile Transporter, and a high-pressure gas tank. STS-129 was the first flight of an ExPRESS Logistics Carrier. The completion of this mission left six space shuttle flights remaining until the end of the Space Shuttle program, after STS-135 was approved in February 2011... ExPRESS Logistics Carriers 1 and 2 The primary payload of STS-129 was the ExPRESS (Expedite the Processing of Experiments to the Space Station) Logistics Carrier (ELC-1) and the ELC-2. The mass capacity of each ELC is 9,800 pounds (4,400 kg) with a volume of 30 meters cubed (total with spares, ELC-1: 13,850 pounds (6,280 kg) and ELC-2: 13,400 pounds (6,100 kg)). Goddard Space Flight Center served as the overall integrator for ELC-1 and ELC-2. The spare hardware stored on ELC-1 includes an Ammonia Tank Assembly, a Battery Charger Discharge Unit, a station robotic arm Latching End Effector, a Control Moment Gyroscope, a Nitrogen Tank Assembly, a Pump Module, a Plasma Contactor Unit and two empty Passive Flight Releasable Attachment Mechanisms. ELC-2 was launched with an oxygen-filled High Pressure Gas Tank (HPGT), a Cargo Transport Container (CTC-1), a Mobile Transporter Trailing Umbilical System Reel Assembly (MT TUS-RA), a Control Moment Gyroscope, a Nitrogen Tank Assembly, a Pump Module, MISSE attach hardware and one empty site for future payloads. ELC-1 was installed on the Unpressurized Cargo Carrier Attachment System #2 (UCCAS 2) on the P3 (port side) segment of the main truss. ELC-2 was installed on the Upper Outboard Payload Attach System on the S3 (Starboard Segment 3) of the main truss. Materials on International Space Station Experiment (MISSE) carrier ELC2 also carried MISSE-7, an experiment that will expose a variety of materials and coatings being considered for future spacecraft to the extreme conditions outside the space station. The materials are being evaluated for the effects of atomic oxygen, ultraviolet, direct sunlight, radiation, and extremes of heat and cold. The experimental findings will benefit better understanding, development and to test new materials suitable to better withstand the rigors of space environments with applications in the design of future spacecraft. MISSE-7 is composed of two suitcase-sized Passive Experiment Containers (PECs), identified as MISSE 7A and MISSE 7B. Once installed in the exterior of ISS by space walking astronauts, the PECs are opened. The orientation of MISSE 7A will be space facing/Earth facing while MISSE 7B will face forward/backward relative to the ISS orbit. Both MISSE 7A and MISSE 7B contain active and passive experiments. Passive experiments are designed for pre- and post-flight evaluation in ground-based laboratories. S-band Antenna Sub-Assembly (SASA) package Atlantis delivered a repaired S-band Antenna Sub-Assembly (SASA) to the ISS which was returned to Earth during the STS-120 mission in October 2007. SASA is a space station antenna assembly consisting of - Assembly Contingency Radio Frequency Group (RFG or ACRFG) - SASA Boom - Avionics Wire Harness Major functions of the ACRFG are to transmit/receive radio signals to/from the transponder, amplification of signals to a power level necessary to be acquired by a Tracking Data and Relay Satellite and to broadcast/receive signals through the selected antenna... SASA package was attached to the sidewall inside the payload bay of Atlantis during the ascent to the ISS. It was transferred from the payload bay to the Zenith 1 truss for installation as a spare by spacewalkers Foreman and Satcher performing EVA 1 on November 19... This was the 72nd space shuttle landing at Kennedy Space Center...
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After 6 years, Orbiter Spaceflight Simulator has a new update - and it's massive!
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The last launch of the Space Shuttle era, incl cockpit communication ..It almost goes wrong when the GOX Vent Hood arm, or "beanie cap" retraction wasn't confirmed ( Starts with launch Polls ) Space Shuttle Atlantis 8 July 2011 15.29 UTC Launch site Kennedy LC-39A + Cockpit communication + director radio channel
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Space Shuttle Missions playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL432F188226C29E68 more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/astro/space_shuttle_news.html "STS-71 POST FLIGHT PRESENTATION JSC1510 (1995) â 31 1/4 Minutes - Commander: Robert L. Gibson Pilot: Charles J. Precourt Mission Specialists: Ellen S. Baker, Gregory J. Harbaugh, Bonnie J. Dunbar, Norman E. Thagard Mir 19 Commander: Anatoly Yakovlevich Solovyev (Russia) Mir 19 Engineer: Nikolai Mikhailovich Budarin (Russia) Mir 18 Commander: Vladimir Mlolaevich Dezhurov (Russia) Mir 18 Engineer: Gennady Mikhailovich Strekalov Dates: June 27-July 7, 1995 Vehicle: Atlantis OV-104 Payloads: Mir docking mission, Spacelab, SAREX-II, and IMAX camera Landing site: Runway 15 at Kennedy Space Center, FL" NASA film JSC-1510 Reupload of a previously uploaded film, in one piece instead of multiple parts, and with improved video & sound. Public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-71 STS-71 was the third mission of the US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program, which carried out the first Space Shuttle docking to Mir, a Russian space station. The mission used Space Shuttle Atlantis, which lifted off from launch pad 39A on 27 June 1995 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The mission delivered a relief crew of two cosmonauts, Anatoly Solovyev and Nikolai Budarin, to the station, along with recovering American Increment astronaut Norman Thagard, and was the first in a series of seven straight missions to the station flown by Atlantis. The five-day docking marked the creation of the largest spacecraft ever placed into orbit at that time in history, the first ever on-orbit changeout of Shuttle crew members, and the 100th manned space launch by the United States. During the docked operations, the crews of the shuttle & station carried out various on-orbit joint US/Russian life sciences investigations aboard Spacelab/Mir and a logistical resupply of the Mir, along with the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment-II (SAREX-II) experiment. The primary objectives of this flight were to rendezvous and perform the first docking between the Space Shuttle and the Russian Space Station Mir on 29 June. In the first U.S.-Soviet docking in twenty years, Atlantis delivered a relief crew of two cosmonauts Anatoly Solovyev and Nikolai Budarin to Mir. Other prime objectives were on-orbit joint United States of America-Russian life sciences investigations aboard SPACELAB/Mir, logistical resupply of the Mir and recovery of US astronaut Norman E. Thagard. Secondary objectives included filming with the IMAX camera and the Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment-II (SAREX-II) experiment. STS-71 marked a number of historic firsts in human spaceflight history: the 100th U.S. human space launch conducted from the Cape; first U.S. Space Shuttle-Russian Space Station docking and joint on-orbit operations; largest spacecraft ever in orbit; and the first on-orbit changeout of Shuttle crew. Docking occurred at 9 am EDT, 29 June, using R-Bar or Earth radius vector approach, with Atlantis closing in on Mir from directly below. R-bar approach allows natural forces to brake the orbiter's approach more than would occur along standard approach directly in front of the space station; also, an R-bar approach minimizes the number of orbiter jet firings needed for approach. The manual phase of the docking began with Atlantis about a half-mile (800 m) below Mir, with Gibson at the controls on aft flight deck... Docking occurred about 216 nautical miles (400 kilometres (250 mi)) above Lake Baikal region of the Russian Federation. The Orbiter Docking System (ODS) with Androgynous Peripheral Docking System served as the actual connection point to a similar interface on the docking port on Mir's Kristall module. ODS, located in the forward payload bay of Atlantis, performed flawlessly during the docking sequence. When linked, Atlantis and Mir formed the largest spacecraft ever in orbit, with a total mass of about 225 metric tons (almost one-half million pounds), orbiting some 218 nautical miles (404 kilometres (251 mi)) above the Earth. After hatches on each side opened, STS-71 crew passed into Mir for a welcoming ceremony. On the same day, the Mir 18 crew officially transferred responsibility for the station to the Mir 19 crew, and the two crews switched spacecraft...
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Who doesn't love a shuttle launch? The shuttle launches were a beautiful sight. Sad that this wonderful vehicle is no longer in use. From November 2009 "Space shuttle Atlantis and its six-member crew began an 11-day delivery flight to the International Space Station on Monday with a 2:28 p.m. EST launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The shuttle will transport spare hardware to the outpost and return a station crew member who spent more than two months in space."
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Atlantis has blasted off on NASA's last space shuttle launch. The historic liftoff occurred Friday morning, 30 years and three months after the very first shuttle flight. Four astronauts are riding Atlantis to orbit. The shuttle is bound for the International Space Station, making one final supply run. Hundreds of thousands of spectators jammed Cape Canaveral and surrounding towns for the farewell. Kennedy Space Center itself was packed with shuttle workers, astronauts and 45,000 invited guests, the maximum allowed. The flight will last 12 days. Weather permitting, Atlantis will return to Kennedy, where it will end up on permanent display. RT on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RTnews RT on Twitter: http://twitter.com/RT_com
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Final Flight of NASA's ATLANTIS Space Shuttle | Ultra HD Documentary
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