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Below you can download eleven free booklets to tell Passover story from Moses Birth to the First Passover. Glue the booklets in to a FIle Folder to create a lapbook. Bible lessons links to go with each booklet are at the bottom of this post.

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A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays

Learn the teaching method God uses to teach His children. The ultimate hands-on Bible lessons! Teach your children the way God instructed the Hebrews to teach their children –with annual events telling the story of His people and the coming of Jesus.

The symbolism in the Bible is an absorbing subject! This book reveals Jesus’s death, burial, and resurrection, all foretold in the Spring holidays, and find out how to recognize His second coming by learning about the Fall holidays! This giant, 585 page telephone-size book gives an an extensive look at the nine annual holidays: Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Tabernacles, Hanukkah, Purim and the weekly holiday–the Sabbath!

“In 34 years of publishing Messianic Catalogs we have never seen such a creative contribution to the body of Messiah …” Manny and Sandra Brotman, founder of The Messianic Jewish Movement International

Having this book at your fingertips is like having a library on the Bible holidays!

This book includes information that will fill ten books: one on each of the seven holidays in Leviticus, the Sabbath, plus Hanukkah and Purim, and tons of information about the importance of our Hebrew Roots. You’ll use this book over and over for year to come!

Dr. Marvin Wilson, Professor and Chairman of Biblical and Theological Studies at Gordon College, Wenham, MA and author of Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith said:

“I enthusiastically endorse this exceedingly creative project! This family guide is a Christian exploration of Biblical Holidays adaptable for all ages. This impressive work is visually attractive and sculpturally anchored. Here is a delightful educational tool serious students will appreciate, for it will provide them with a detailed understanding of one of the foundational instructional pillars of the earliest Jewish church. Explore wonderful basic foundational truths that are found in the only Bible the earliest church knew. The glossary is a real asset. “

 Download Free Excerpt Pages (39 p PDF)

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Download Exodus Lapbook Booklets

  1. Hebrews in Egypt
  2. Baby Moses
  3. Moses Educated in Egypt
  4. Moses Objects
  5. Moses Escapes to Midian
  6. Call of Moses
  7. Ten Plagues booklet
  8. Passover
  9. God Leads His People
  10. Crossing the Red Sea
  11. Song of Moses

See Bible Lessons to Go With Each Booklet Here

 

 

79 comments

  1. These are great. Thanks!

  2. Judi Stellwagen

    I think this is a great resource. Thanks so much. I tried to subscribe to your scrapbooking/lapbooking by email but it said “The feed does not have subscriptions by email enabled”.

    Judi

  3. Is the Passover lapbook finished ? I haven’t found the cover to print . Did i miss it somewhere?
    thank you
    PS..
    i just absolutely love these , you are a very talented person
    God Bless

  4. Is there a complete passover lapbook kit we can get like the Hannukah one?

    My kids and I loved doing the Hannukah one and would like to do a complete passover one too!

    Thanks

  5. Carie Shopbell

    Thank you so much for providing these wonderful resources. We are just starting to explore using lapbooks and this is perfect for us at this stage:-) Question: There are a few links for this Exodus lapbook that look like this: http://heartofwisdom.com/homeschool/?p=3407 and when I click on them, I get a blank page. I have tried this URL using different browsers and different machines but get the same results. Can you confirm they are working properly or is there another way that I can download those pages?

    Thanks!

    Carie

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  44. The Russian Space Agency lost two satellites when another Proton-M booster crashed in Baikonur in August 2012. At the time, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Russia had lost 10 satellites in seven failed launches in just over a year.

  45. Posted: November 12, 2006T-00:00LiftoffThe Delta 2 rocket’s main engine and twin vernier steering thrusters are started moments before launch. The six ground-start strap-on solid rocket motors are ignited at T-0 to begin the mission.T+01:03.1Ground SRM BurnoutThe six ground-start Alliant TechSystems-built solid rocket motors consume all their propellant and burn out.T+01:05.5Air-Lit SRM IgnitionThe three remaining solid rocket motors strapped to the Delta 2 rocket’s first stage are ignited.T+01:06.0Jettison Ground SRMsThe six spent ground-started solid rocket boosters are jettisoned in sets of three to fall into the Atlantic Ocean.T+02:11.5Jettison Air-Lit SRMsHaving burned out, the three spent air-started solid rocket boosters are jettisoned toward the Atlantic Ocean.T+04:23.4Main Engine CutoffAfter consuming its RP-1 fuel and liquid oxygen, the Rocketdyne RS-27A first stage main engine is shut down. The vernier engines cut off moments later.T+04:31.4Stage SeparationThe Delta rocket’s first stage is separated now, having completed its job. The spent stage will fall into the Atlantic Ocean.T+04:36.9Second Stage IgnitionWith the stage jettisoned, the rocket’s second stage takes over. The Aerojet AJ118-K liquid-fueled engine ignites for the first of two firings needed to place the upper stage and GPS 2R-16 satellite into the proper orbit.T+04:57.0Jettison Payload FairingThe 9.5-foot diameter payload fairing that protected the GPS 2R-16 satellite atop the Delta 2 during the atmospheric ascent is jettisoned is two halves.T+10:48.1Second Stage Cutoff 1The second stage engine shuts down to complete its first firing of the launch. The rocket and attached GPS 2R-16 spacecraft are now in a coast period before the second stage reignites. The orbit achieved should be 111 miles at apogee, 94 miles at perigee and inclined 37.5 degrees.T+62:29.2Second Stage RestartDelta’s second stage engine reignites for a brief firing that will raise the orbit’s high point.T+63:11.7Second Stage Cutoff 2The second stage shuts down. The orbit achieved should be 670 miles at apogee, 103 miles at perigee and inclined 37.95 degrees. Over the next minute, tiny thrusters on the side of the rocket will be fired to spin up the vehicle in preparation for stage separation.T+64:04.7Stage SeparationThe liquid-fueled second stage is jettisoned from the rest of the Delta 2 rocket.T+64:41.7Third Stage IgnitionThe Thiokol Star 48B solid-fueled third stage is ignited to deliver the GPS 2R-16 satellite into its intended orbit around Earth.T+66:08.4Third Stage BurnoutHaving used up all its solid-propellant, the third stage burns out to completed the powered phase of the launch sequence for GPS 2R-16.T+68:01.7GPS 2R-16 SeparationThe U.S. Air Force’s NAVSTAR Global Positioning System Block 2R-16 spacecraft is released into space. The Delta should have placed the satellite into a transfer orbit with a high point of 10,998 nautical miles and low point of 104 nautical miles inclined 40 degrees. The satellite will circularize its orbit and raise inclination to 55 degrees for joining the GPS constellation.Data source: Boeing.Ares 1-X PatchThe official embroidered patch for the Ares 1-X rocket test flight, is available for purchase.Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.Expedition 21The official embroidered patch for the International Space Station Expedition 21 crew is now available from our stores.Hubble PatchThe official embroidered patch for mission STS-125, the space shuttle’s last planned service call to the Hubble Space Telescope, is available for purchase. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.GPS 2R-17 launch timelineSPACEFLIGHT NOW

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  55. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: October 29, 2007As expected, NASA’s Mission Management Team today agreed with a recommendation from space station officials to extend the shuttle Discovery’s flight one day to permit a more thorough inspection of a contaminated solar array rotary joint during a spacewalk Thursday.The original content of that excursion – a heat shield repair demonstration – will be deferred to a future mission and a fifth and final spacewalk, originally planned for Friday, will slip one day to Saturday. In the meantime, the astronauts are pressing ahead with plans to stage a spacewalk early Tuesday – EVA No. 3 – to re-attach and deploy the P6 solar array truss segment.Under the revised schedule, Discovery would undock from the space station early Nov. 5 for a landing back at the Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The latest projections show a deorbit rocket firing at 4:09 a.m. EST on Nov. 7 with landing expected around 5:11 a.m. Below is our original story published this afternoon before the mission extension was decided:Space station managers today recommended extending the shuttle Discovery’s mission by one day to permit a dedicated spacewalk devoted to inspecting an apparently contaminated solar array rotary joint. NASA managers want to track down the source of metallic shavings found inside the joint during a brief inspection Sunday to help figure out what might be needed to fix it.”We have a lot of ideas. My personal opinion is we’re probably still dealing with something that’s rubbing that’s not supposed to,” said Mike Suffredini, space station program manager at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. “I don’t think we’re in any situation we can’t recover from, it’s just a matter of time.”The Discovery astronauts have conducted two of five planned spacewalks, helping install a new multi-hatch module Friday and detaching a 35,000-pound solar array truss segment during an excursion Sunday so it can be mounted on the far left end of the station’s main power truss Tuesday.The port-6, or P6 segment was “parked” overnight on the end of the station’s robot arm. Early today, arm operators Dan Tani and Clay Anderson “handed” the massive segment to the shuttle’s robot arm, operated by Stephanie Wilson and pilot George Zamka.While the shuttle arm held onto P6, the station arm, mounted atop a tram on the front of the lab’s main solar power beam, was moved about 80 feet to a work site on the far left end. From there, the arm re-grappled P6 and the shuttle arm let go, completing the second handoff of the day.Early Tuesday, astronauts Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock plan to stage a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk – EVA-3 – to attach P6 to the far left end of the power truss and to monitor the re-deployment of its huge solar wings. After releasing a stowed radiator panel, Parazynski now plans to remove one of 22 insulation blankets from the left-side solar alpha rotary joint, or SARJ. The idea is to look for any signs of contamination like the metallic shavings discovered by Tani during an inspection of the right-side SARJ on Sunday.The massive SARJ joints, one on each side, use a motor-driven 10-foot-wide gear to slowly turn the outboard solar arrays to keep them face on to the sun and ensure maximum power generation. The inspection of the starboard SARJ Sunday was ordered after engineers noticed higher-than-expected vibration levels and power over the past two months or so.Tani used adhesive tape to collect samples of the contamination and station commander Peggy Whitson used a magnet today to show the material is metallic and not made up of mylar insulation as engineers speculated Sunday.”The significance of it being ferrous is an indication that it’s not aluminized mylar and it’s not from the (thermal) covers,” Suffredini said. “The covers are aluminum, the aluminized mylar obviously has aluminum in it as well. So that would tell you perhaps it’s some of the steel from the bearings or the race or some other area.”To gather additional data, flight controllers decided overnight to have Parazynski carry out a brief inspection of the left-side SARJ during the spacewalk Tuesday. The port SARJ is operating normally and engineers want to get a better idea of how it might differ from the starboard SARJ.”What we thought we’d do is go look on the (port) side and see what it looks like,” Suffredini said today. “And that will give us some indication of what is nominal. You can glean a lot of information from this. It won’t necessarily tell you what’s good and what’s not, but it certainly will tell you more about what the design produces as opposed to (what) we’re dealing with on the starboard side.”The shuttle flight plan originally called for a fourth spacewalk Thursday to test a new heat shield repair technique and a final excursion Friday, this one by Whitson and flight engineer Yuri Malenchenko, to continue outfitting the newly installed Harmony module. Staging the spacewalks back to back out of the station’s Quest airlock module limited the duration of the tile repair exercise to provide enough turnaround time for Whitson and Malenchenko.Suffredini said the station project wanted to turn the fourth spacewalk into a dedicated full-duration inspection of the starboard SARJ. That plan would require extending Discovery’s mission one day to give Whitson and Malenchenko enough time to prepare for their spacewalk.”Right now, the team is leaning toward inspecting under every (thermal) panel during EVA-4,” Suffredini said. “The plan right now, assuming our shuttle friends agree at the MMT (is) to do a full length EVA-4. That requires us to have a day off between EVAs 4 and 5 so don’t be surprised at the end of the MMT today if we formally announce that we’ll extend the flight one additional day in order to allow EVA-4 to be its full length.”Suffredini said engineers debated whether the astronauts could carry out an abbreviated tile repair demonstration, but “we are going to recommend that we use the entire full-length EVA to do this inspection. We need the entire EVA to remove every cover and inspect under each cover. We also plan to take samples in any areas where the data might look different.”Until the issue is resolved, the starboard SARJ will remain locked in one position except on the few occasions when it needs to be reoriented due to thruster firings or other operations. With only the port arrays rotating to track the sun, the station’s power production will suffer. But Suffredini said today a new analysis shows that if the P6 arrays are redeployed as planned, the lab complex will have enough power to operate normally through the end of the year and into early 2008 and that it should not affect plans to launch Europe’s Columbus research module in early December.But both SARJs eventually must be operational to support a full slate of science operations inside Columbus, the U.S. Destiny lab module and two pressurized Japanese labs scheduled for delivery in February and April.In a worst-case scenario, Suffredini said, spacewalkers could reposition two drive motors and 12 trundle bearings to use an inboard drive gear in the starboard joint. Assuming the astronauts could clean up the contamination to prevent additional wear and tear, the SARJ would be in a near-new state. But the work is complicated, it would require multiple spacewalks and it would disrupt station assembly.Engineers are hopeful the inspection of the port SARJ by Parazynski on Tuesday, and a more thorough look at the starboard SARJ later in the week, will give them the insight they need to determine the best course of action.As of this writing, NASA managers have not yet finalized plans for the fourth and fifth spacewalks or officially approved the mission extension. In the meantime, here is an updated timeline of Tuesday’s spacewalk – EVA-3 – including Parazynski’s inspection of the left-side SARJ (in EDT and mission elapsed time).EDT……..DD…HH…MM…EVENT12:38 AM…06…13…00…STS/ISS crew wakeup01:13 AM…06…13…35…EVA-3: Airlock repressurized to 14.7 psi; hygiene break02:23 AM…06…14…45…EVA-3; Spacewalk preps03:53 AM…06…16…15…EVA-3: Spacesuit purge04:08 AM…06…16…30…EVA-3: Spacesuit oxygen pre-breathe05:08 AM…06…17…30…EVA-3: Airlock depressurization05:33 AM…06…17…55…EVA-3: Airlock egress06:03 AM…06…18…25…EVA-3: Parazynski: Attach P6 to P506:18 AM…06…18…40…EVA-3: Wheelock: Attach P6 to P508:13 AM…06…20…35…Shuttle robot arm (SSRMS): P6 ungrapple08:13 AM…06…20…35…EVA-3: Parazynski: P5/P6 umbilical connections08:48 AM…06…21…10…EVA-3: Wheelock: P5/P6 umbilical connections08:53 AM…06…21…15…EVA-3: Parazynski: Electronic box shroud removal09:03 AM…06…21…25…EVA-3: Wheelock: Shroud removal09:28 AM…06…21…50…EVA-3: Parazynski: Radiator cinch release10:03 AM…06…22…25…EVA-3: Wheelock: Spare power switching unit transfer to ISS10:28 AM…06…22…50…EVA-3: Parazynski: Port SARJ inspection11:08 AM…06…23…30…EVA-3: Parazynski: Radiator squib firing unit activation11:18 AM…06…23…40…EVA-3: Parazynski: Switching unit transfer11:58 AM…07…00…20…P6 solar mast 1 deploy operations begin12:03 PM…07…00…25…EVA-3: Parazynski: Airlock ingress12:18 PM…07…00…40…EVA-3: Wheelock: Airlock ingress12:38 PM…07…01…00…EVA-3: Airlock repressurization12:38 PM…07…01…00…2B array 100 percent deployed01:28 PM…07…01…50…4B array 100 percent deployed01:48 PM…07…02…10…Shuttle robot arm (SRMS) powerdown04:08 PM…07…04…30…ISS crew sleep begins04:38 PM…07…05…00…STS crew sleep beginsAdditional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 6 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:POST-SPACEWALK MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:ROBOT ARM GRAPPLE BASE INSTALLED ON HARMONY VIDEO:STATION CABLING FOR P6 TRUSS CONFIGURED VIDEO:TANI COLLECTS SAMPLES OF DEBRIS IN ROTARY JOINT VIDEO:TANI DISCOVERS UNKNOWN DEBRIS 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Mission Audio can be accessed on AMC-6, Transponder 13, 3971.3 MHz, horizontal polarization…..EVENT………………………………………EDT……..GMTFRIDAY, OCTOBER 19….EXPEDITION 15/16 ISS COMMENTARY……………….11:00 AM…15:00….VIDEO FILE………………………………….12:00 PM…16:00….STS-120 CREW ARRIVAL…………………………01:00 PM…17:00….EXPEDITION 15/16 CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY…….02:15 PM…18:15SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20….COUNTDOWN STATUS BRIEFING…………………….10:00 AM…14:00….EXPEDITION 15 FAREWELL AND HATCH CLOSURE……….11:45 PM…03:45SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21….EXPEDITION 15 UNDOCKING FROM ISS COVERAGE………02:45 AM…06:45….EXPEDITION 15 DEORBIT BURN & LANDING…………..05:15 AM…09:15….EXPEDITION 15/SHUKOR LANDING VIDEO FILE………..09:30 AM…13:30….COUNTDOWN STATUS BRIEFING…………………….10:00 AM…14:00….LAUNCH READINESS NEWS CONFERENCE………………01:00 PM…17:00MONDAY, OCTOBER 22….COUNTDOWN STATUS BRIEFING…………………….10:00 AM…14:00….EXPEDITION 16 ISS COMMENTARY………………….11:00 AM…15:00….EXPEDITION 16 PAO EDUCATIONAL EVENT……………12:10 PM…16:10….VIDEO FILE………………………………….12:30 PM…16:30….EXPLORATION SYSTEMS BRIEFING………………….01:00 PM…17:00ORB.EVENT…………………………….DD/HH:MM…EDT……..GMTTUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 – FD 1….DISCOVERY LAUNCH COVERAGE BEGINS………………06:30 AM…10:30….LAUNCH……………………………00/00:00…11:38 AM…15:38….MECO……………………………..00/00:08…11:46 AM…15:461…LAUNCH REPLAYS…………………….00/00:13…11:51 AM…15:511…ADDITIONAL LAUNCH REPLAYS FROM KSC…..00/00:45…12:23 PM…16:231…POST LAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE…………00/01:07…12:45 PM…16:452…PAYLOAD BAY DOOR OPENING……………00/01:27…01:05 PM…17:053…RMS CHECKOUT………………………00/03:45…03:23 PM…19:233…PLAYBACK OF ET SEP VIDEO……………00/04:20…03:58 PM…19:584…ASCENT TEAM VIDEO REPLAY……………00/04:52…04:30 PM…20:305…DISCOVERY CREW SLEEP BEGINS…………00/06:00…05:38 PM…21:385…LAUNCH ENGINEERING REPLAYS FROM KSC….00/06:22…06:00 PM…22:006…FLIGHT DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS…………….00/07:22…07:00 PM…23:00WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 – FD 210…DISCOVERY CREW WAKE UP (FD 2)………00/14:00…01:38 AM…05:3812…RMS GRAPPLE & UNBERTH OF OBSS………00/17:15…04:53 AM…08:5313…RMS/OBSS SURVEY BEGINS…………….00/18:15…05:53 AM…09:5315…EMU CHECKOUT……………………..00/21:30…09:08 AM…13:0816…MISSION STATUS BRIEFING……………00/23:52…11:30 AM…15:3017…OBSS BERTH……………………….01/00:10…11:48 AM…15:4817…CENTERLINE CAMERA INSTALLATION……..01/00:45…12:23 PM…16:2318…ODS RING EXTENSION………………..01/01:15…12:53 PM…16:5318…RMS OMS POD SURVEY………………..01/01:45…01:23 PM…17:2318…RENDEZVOUS TOOLS CHECKOUT………….01/02:20…01:58 PM…17:5818…VIDEO FILE……………………….01/02:22…02:00 PM…18:0020…DISCOVERY CREW SLEEP BEGINS………..01/06:00…05:38 PM…21:3821…POST-MMT BRIEFING…………………01/06:22…06:00 PM…22:0021…FLIGHT DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS……………01/07:22…07:00 PM…23:00THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25 – FD 326…DISCOVERY CREW WAKE UP (FD 3)………01/14:00…01:38 AM…05:3827…RENDEZVOUS OPERATIONS BEGIN………..01/15:20…02:58 AM…06:5829…TI BURN………………………….01/18:17…05:55 AM…09:5530…DISCOVERY RPM BEGINS………………01/19:45…07:23 AM…11:2330…DISCOVERY/ISS DOCKING……………..01/20:57…08:35 AM…12:3531…SHUTTLE VTR PLAYBACK OF DOCKING…….01/22:15…09:53 AM…13:5332…DISCOVERY/ISS CREW HATCH OPENING……01/22:55…10:33 AM…14:3332…MISSION STATUS BRIEFING……………01/23:22…11:00 AM…15:0032…SSRMS GRAPPLE & UNBERTH OBSS……….01/23:25…11:03 AM…15:0332…SSRMS HANDOFF OBSS TO SRMS…………01/23:45…11:23 AM…15:2332…SOYUZ SEATLINER TRANSFER…………..01/23:55…11:33 AM…15:3333…VIDEO FILE……………………….02/01:22…01:00 PM…17:0035…PARAZYNSKI/WHEELOCK CAMPOUT BEGINS….02/04:15…03:53 PM…19:5336…ISS CREW SLEEP BEGINS……………..02/05:30…05:08 PM…21:0836…DISCOVERY CREW SLEEP BEGINS………..02/06:00…05:38 PM…21:3836…POST-MMT BRIEFING…………………02/06:22…06:00 PM…22:0037…FLIGHT DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS……………02/07:22…07:00 PM…23:0039…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE…………02/10:52…10:30 PM…02:30FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 – FD 442…DISCOVERY/ISS CREW WAKE UP (FD 4)…..02/14:00…01:38 AM…05:3842…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE REPLAY…..02/14:22…02:00 AM…06:0042…EVA #1 PREPARATIONS RESUME…………02/14:35…02:13 AM…06:1345…EVA #1 BEGINS FROM ISS QUEST AIRLOCK..02/18:50…06:28 AM…10:2845…SASA REMOVAL/STOWAGE BEGINS………..02/19:15…06:53 AM…10:5346…NODE-2 PREPARATIONS FOR UNBERTHING….02/21:05…08:43 AM…12:4347…SSRMS GRAPPLE & UNBERTH NODE 2……..02/22:45…10:23 AM…14:2348…P6 AFT RADIATOR SHROUD INSTALL……..02/23:15…10:53 AM…14:5348…P6 SSU SHROUD INSTALL……………..03/00:15…11:53 AM…15:5349…SSRMS INSTALLS NODE 2 ONTO NODE 1…..03/00:55…12:33 PM…16:3349…NODE 1 CAPTURE OF NODE 2 BEGINS…….03/01:00…12:38 PM…16:3849…EVA #1 ENDS………………………03/01:30…01:08 PM…17:0850…NODE 1 – NODE 2 LEAK CHECKS………..03/02:45…02:23 PM…18:2350…MISSION STATUS BRIEFING……………03/03:22…03:00 PM…19:0051…VIDEO FILE……………………….03/04:22…04:00 PM…20:0052…POST-MMT BRIEFING…………………03/05:22…05:00 PM…21:0052…DISCOVERY/ISS CREW SLEEP BEGINS…….03/06:00…05:38 PM…21:3852…FLIGHT DAY 4 HIGHLIGHTS……………03/06:22…06:00 PM…22:0055…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE…………03/10:52…10:30 PM…02:30SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 – FD 557…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE REPLAY…..03/13:22…01:00 AM…05:0057…DISCOVERY CREW WAKE UP (FD 5)………03/14:00…01:38 AM…05:3858…ISS CREW WAKE UP………………….03/14:30…02:08 AM…06:0859…FOCUSED INSPECTION (if necessary)…..03/17:15…04:53 AM…08:5360…DISCOVERY/ISS TRANSFERS BEGIN………03/17:35…05:13 AM…09:1361…NODE 2 VESTIBULE OUTFITTING………..03/19:00…06:38 AM…10:3862…NODE 2 HATCH OPEN AND INGRESS………03/21:25…09:03 AM…13:0363…SRMS HANDOFF OBSS TO SSRMS…………03/22:20…09:58 AM…13:5864…SSRMS BERTHS OBSS IN DISCOVERY……..03/23:30…11:08 AM…15:0864…MISSION STATUS BRIEFING……………03/23:52…11:30 AM…15:3064…SSRMS GRAPPLES MBS………………..04/00:15…11:53 AM…15:5365…U.S. PAO EVENT……………………04/02:25…02:03 PM…18:0366…PARAZYNSKI & TANI EVA CAMPOUT BEGINS..04/03:45…03:23 PM…19:2367…ISS CREW SLEEP BEGINS……………..04/05:00…04:38 PM…20:3867…POST-MMT BRIEFING…………………04/05:22…05:00 PM…21:0067…DISCOVERY CREW SLEEP BEGINS………..04/05:30…05:08 PM…21:0868…FLIGHT DAY 5 HIGHLIGHTS……………04/06:22…06:00 PM…22:0071…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE…………04/10:52…10:30 PM…02:30SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 – FD 6/FD – 773….DISCOVERY/ISS CREW WAKE UP (FD 6)….04/13:30…01:08 AM…05:0873…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE REPLAY…..04/13:52…01:30 AM…05:3073…EVA #2 PREPARATIONS RESUME…………04/14:05…01:43 AM…05:4374…SSRMS WALKOFF FROM LAB TO MBS………04/16:00…03:38 AM…07:3875…SSRMS GRAPPLES P6 TRUSS……………04/17:15…04:53 AM…08:5376…EVA #2 BEGINS…………………….04/18:20…05:58 AM…09:5876…Z1 TO P6 UMBILICAL DISCONNECT BEGINS..04/18:40…06:18 AM…10:1877…BOLTS RELEASED FROM P6 TO Z1……….04/19:05…06:43 AM…10:4377…P6 DETACHMENT FROM Z1……………..04/20:35…08:13 AM…12:1378…RPCM REMOVAL & REPLACEMENT…………04/21:35…09:13 AM…13:1378…DISCOVERY/ISS TRANSFERS RESUME……..04/21:40…09:18 AM…13:1878…NODE 2 PDGF INSTALL BEGINS…………04/22:00…09:38 AM…13:3880…EVA #2 ENDS………………………05/01:00…12:38 PM…16:3881…MISSION STATUS BRIEFING……………05/02:52…02:30 PM…18:3083…ISS CREW SLEEP BEGINS……………..05/04:30…04:08 PM…20:0883…DISCOVERY CREW SLEEP BEGINS………..05/05:00…04:38 PM…20:3883…FLIGHT DAY 6 HIGHLIGHTS……………05/05:22…05:00 PM…21:0087…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE…………05/10:52…10:30 PM…02:30MONDAY, OCTOBER 29 – FD 7/FD 888…DISCOVERY/ ISS CREW WAKE UP (FD 7)….05/13:00…12:38 AM…04:3888…S1 ETCS RADIATOR #1 DEPLOY…………05/13:15…12:53 AM…04:5388…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE REPLAY…..05/13:22…01:00 AM…05:0089…S1 ETCS RADIATOR #3 DEPLOY…………05/13:45…01:23 AM…05:2390…SSRMS HANDOFF P6 TO SRMS…………..05/15:30…03:08 AM…07:0891…DISCOVERY CREW OFF DUTY……………05/17:00…04:38 AM…08:3891…MT MOVES FROM WORKSITE 4 TO 8………05/17:45…05:23 AM…09:2394…SRMS HANDOFF P6 BACK TO SSRMS………05/21:30…09:08 AM…13:0894…NODE 2 AVIONICS RACK PREPARATIONS…..05/22:05…09:43 AM…13:4395…MISSION STATUS BRIEFING……………05/22:52…10:30 AM…14:3097…U.S. PAO EVENT……………………06/02:05…01:43 PM…17:4398…PARAZYNSKI/WHEELOCK CAMPOUT BEGINS….06/03:15…02:53 PM…18:5398…VIDEO FILE……………………….06/03:22…03:00 PM…19:0098…ISS CREW SLEEP BEGINS……………..06/04:30…04:08 PM…20:0899…DISCOVERY CREW SLEEP BEGINS………..06/05:00…04:38 PM…20:3899…FLIGHT DAY 7 HIGHLIGHTS……………06/05:22…05:00 PM…21:00103…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE………..06/10:52…10:30 PM…02:30TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 – FD 8/FD 9104…DISCOVERY/ISS CREW WAKE UP (FD 8)….06/13:00…12:38 AM…04:38104…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE REPLAY….06/13:22…01:00 AM…05:00104…EVA #3 PREPARATIONS RESUME………..06/13:35…01:13 AM…05:13106…P6 TO P5 PRE-INSTALL POSITION……..06/15:30…03:08 AM…07:08107…EVA #3 BEGINS……………………06/17:50…05:28 AM…09:28108…SSRMS INSTALLS P6 ONTO P5 TRUSS……06/18:25…06:03 AM…10:03109…P5 to P6 UMBILICAL MATING BEGINS…..06/20:35…08:13 AM…12:13110…SSU SHROUD REMOVAL FROM P6………..06/21:15…08:53 AM…12:53110…OUTBOARD RADIATOR CINCH RELEASE……06/21:50…09:28 AM…13:28110…MBSU TRANSFER TO ESP-2 BEGINS……..06/22:25…10:03 AM…14:03110…P6 PHOTOVOLTAIC RADIATOR DEPLOY……06/22:55…10:33 AM…14:33112…P6 2B ARRAY REDEPLOYMENT BEGINS……07/00:20…11:58 AM…15:58112…EVA #3 ENDS……………………..07/01:00…12:38 PM…16:38112…P6 4B ARRAY REDEPLOYMENT BEGINS……07/01:50…01:28 PM…17:28113…MISSION STATUS BRIEFING…………..07/02:52…02:30 PM…18:30114…VIDEO FILE………………………07/03:52…03:30 PM…19:30114…ISS CREW SLEEP BEGINS…………….07/04:30…04:08 PM…20:08115…DISCOVERY CREW SLEEP BEGINS……….07/05:00…04:38 PM…20:38115…FLIGHT DAY 8 HIGHLIGHTS…………..07/05:22…05:00 PM…21:00119…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE………..07/11:52…11:30 PM…03:30WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 – FD 9/FD 10120…DISCOVERY/ISS CREW WAKE UP (FD 9)….07/13:00…12:38 AM…04:38120…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE REPLAY….07/13:22…01:00 AM…05:00121…ESA/ASI PAO EVENT………………..07/16:40…04:18 AM…08:18122…DISCOVERY/ISS TRANSFERS RESUME…….07/17:10…04:48 AM…08:48123…ESA/ASI PAO EVENT TRANSLATED REPLAY..07/17:52…05:30 AM…09:30123…T-RAD UNSTOWAGE………………….07/18:15…05:53 AM…09:53124…JOINT CREW NEWS CONFERENCE………..07/20:10…07:48 AM…11:48125…JOINT CREW NEWS CONFERENCE REPLAY….07/21:22…09:00 AM…13:00126…MISSION STATUS BRIEFING…………..07/22:22…10:00 AM…14:00128…PARAZYNSKI/WHEELOCK CAMPOUT BEGINS…08/02:15…01:53 PM…17:53128…VIDEO FILE………………………08/02:22…02:00 PM…18:00129…ISS CREW SLEEP BEGINS…………….08/03:30…03:08 PM…19:08130…DISCOVERY CREW SLEEP BEGINS……….08/04:00…03:38 PM…19:38130…FLIGHT DAY 9 HIGHLIGHTS…………..08/04:22…04:00 PM…20:00133…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE………..08/09:52…09:30 PM…01:30135…DISCOVERY/ISS CREW WAKE UP (FD 10)…08/12:00…11:38 PM…03:38THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 – FD 10/FD 11135…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE REPLAY….08/12:22…12:00 AM…04:00138…EVA #4 PREPARATIONS RESUME………..08/12:35…12:13 AM…04:13138…EVA #4 BEGINS……………………08/16:50…04:28 AM…08:28139…T-RAD TILE REPAIR DEMO BEGINS……..08/17:25…05:03 AM…09:03140…NODE 2 ZERO-G RACK DEPLOYMENT……..08/20:25…08:03 AM…12:03141…EVA #4 ENDS……………………..08/21:35…09:13 AM…13:13143…MISSION STATUS BRIEFING…………..08/23:52…11:30 AM…15:30144…WHITSON/MALENCHENKO CAMPOUT BEGINS…09/01:15…12:53 PM…16:53144…VIDEO FILE………………………09/01:22…01:00 PM…17:00145…ISS CREW SLEEP BEGINS…………….09/03:00…02:38 PM…18:38145…DISCOVERY CREW SLEEP BEGINS……….09/03:30…03:08 PM…19:08146…FLIGHT DAY 10 HIGHLIGHTS………….09/04:22…04:00 PM…20:00149…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE………..09/09:52…09:30 PM…01:30150…DISCOVERY/ISS CREW WAKE UP (FD 11)…09/11:30…11:08 PM…03:08151…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE REPLAY….09/11:52…11:30 PM…03:30151…EVA #5 PREPARATIONS RESUME………..09/12:05…11:43 PM…03:43FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 – FD 11/FD 12154…EVA #5 BEGINS……………………09/16:20…03:58 AM…07:58154…SSPTS CABLE STOWAGE………………09/16:50…04:28 AM…08:28154…PMA-2/DESTINY UMBILICAL STOWAGE……09/17:10…04:48 AM…08:48154…DESTINY LAB LIGHT FIXTURE RETRIEVAL..09/17:50…05:28 AM…09:28155…DESTINY STARBOARD UMBILICAL STOW…..09/18:15…05:53 AM…09:53156…BSP RETRIEVAL……………………09/19:20…06:58 AM…10:58156…NODE 2 ACBM THERMAL COVER REMOVAL….09/20:20…07:58 AM…11:58157…POWER CONNECTOR CABLE MATINGS……..09/21:10…08:48 AM…12:48158…EVA #5 ENDS……………………..09/23:00…10:38 AM…14:38159…MISSION STATUS BRIEFING…………..10/00:52…12:30 PM…16:30160…VIDEO FILE………………………10/02:22…02:00 PM…18:00160…ISS CREW SLEEP BEGINS…………….10/02:30…02:08 PM…18:08161…DISCOVERY CREW SLEEP BEGINS……….10/03:00…02:38 PM…18:38161…FLIGHT DAY 11 HIGHLIGHTS………….10/03:22…03:00 PM…19:00165…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE………..10/09:52…09:30 PM…01:30166…DISCOVERY/ISS CREW WAKE UP (FD 12)…10/11:00…10:38 PM…02:38166…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE REPLAY….10/11:22…11:00 PM…03:00SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 – FD 12/FD 13168…DISCOVERY/ISS FINAL TRANSFERS RESUME.10/14:50…02:28 AM…06:28168…ESA/ASI PAO EVENT………………..10/15:05…02:43 AM…06:43169…ESA/ASI PAO EVENT REPLAY………….10/15:52…03:30 AM…07:30170…DISCOVERY/ISS CREW FAREWELLS………10/17:00…04:38 AM…08:38170…DISCOVERY/ISS FINAL HATCH CLOSURE….10/17:15…04:53 AM…08:53171…DISCOVERY CREW OFF DUTY PERIOD…….10/18:40…06:18 AM…10:18172…MISSION STATUS BRIEFING…………..10/20:22…08:00 AM…12:00175…ISS CREW SLEEP BEGINS…………….11/01:30…01:08 PM…17:08176…DISCOVERY CREW SLEEP BEGINS……….11/02:00…01:38 PM…17:38176…FLIGHT DAY 12 HIGHLIGHTS………….11/02:22…02:00 PM…18:00180…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE………..11/09:22…09:00 PM…01:00181…DISCOVERY/ISS CREW WAKE UP (FD 13)…11/10:00…09:38 PM…01:38181…ISS FLIGHT DIRECTOR UPDATE REPLAY….11/10:22…10:00 PM…02:00SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 – FD 13/FD 14183…CENTERLINE CAMERA INSTALLATION…….11/12:40…12:18 AM…04:18183…DISCOVERY/ISS UNDOCKING…………..11/13:56…01:34 AM…05:34184…ISS FLYAROUND……………………11/14:21…01:59 AM…05:59ORB.EVENT…………………………….DD/HH:MM…EST……..GMT184…VTR PLAYBACK OF UNDOCKING…………11/15:30…02:08 AM…07:08184…FINAL SEPARATION FROM ISS…………11/15:39…02:17 AM…07:17186…RMS UNBERTH OBSS…………………11/17:20…03:58 AM…08:58186…RMS/OBSS LATE INSPECTION………….11/18:10…04:48 AM…09:48187…MT MOVES FROM WORKSITE 8 TO 4……..11/19:35…06:13 AM…11:13188…MISSION STATUS BRIEFING…………..11/20:22…07:00 AM…11:13189…OBSS BERTH………………………11/22:35…09:13 AM…14:13191…DISCOVERY CREW SLEEP BEGINS……….12/02:00…12:38 PM…17:38192…FLIGHT DAY 13 HIGHLIGHTS………….12/02:22…01:00 PM…18:00197…DISCOVERY CREW WAKE UP (FD 14)…….12/10:00…08:38 PM…01:38199…CABIN STOWAGE BEGINS……………..12/13:00…11:38 PM…04:38MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5 – FD 14/FD 15199…FCS CHECKOUT…………………….12/13:35…12:13 AM…05:13200…RCS HOT FIRE…………………….12/14:45…01:23 AM…06:23201…CREW DEORBIT PREPARATION BRIEFING….12/17:05…03:43 AM…08:43202…U.S. PAO EVENT…………………..12/17:35…04:13 AM…09:13203…MISSION STATUS BRIEFING…………..12/20:22…07:00 AM…12:00203…MIDDECK RECUMBENT SEAT SETUP………12/20:25…07:03 AM…12:03205…KU BAND ANTENNA STOWAGE…………..12/23:00…09:38 AM…14:38205…VIDEO FILE………………………12/23:22…11:00 AM…15:00207…DISCOVERY CREW SLEEP BEGINS……….13/02:00…12:38 PM…17:38207…FLIGHT DAY 14 HIGHLIGHTS………….13/02:22…01:00 PM…18:00209…POST-MMT BRIEFING………………..13/05:22…04:00 PM…21:00212…DISCOVERY CREW WAKE UP (FD 15)…….13/10:00…08:38 PM…01:38214…DEORBIT PREPARATIONS BEGIN………..13/13:10…11:48 PM…04:48TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 – FD 15215…PMA-2 RELOCATION TO HARMONY BEGINS…13/14:17…12:55 AM…05:55215…PAYLOAD BAY DOOR CLOSING………….13/14:29…01:07 AM…06:07217…DEORBIT BURN…………………….13/17:09…03:47 AM…08:47218…MILA C-BAND RADAR ACQUISITION……..13/17:59…04:37 AM…09:37218…KSC LANDING……………………..13/18:12…04:50 AM…09:50 | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.No obvious problems seen during shuttle wing scans BY WILLIAM HARWOOD

  56. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: June 27, 2006Commander Steve Lindsey and his six crewmates – pilot Mark Kelly, flight engineer Lisa Nowak, spacewalkers Piers Sellers and Mike Fossum, Stephanie Wilson and European astronaut Thomas Reiter – flew to the Kennedy Space Center today for final preparations before launch Saturday on a space station servicing mission.Arriving aboard two-seat T-38 jet trainers, the astronauts touched down on the shuttle’s 3-mile-long runway at mid morning, landing one at a time in a staggered sequence.”We’re really excited to be here, ready to go do this for real,” Lindsey told reporters at the runway. “We’ve been training for a long time, we’re as prepared as we’re going to be. The vehicle is ready and everything’s looking ‘go.’ So weather permitting, which I’m pretty confident in, we’re going to be airborne on July 1.”Discovery’s launch from pad 39B is targeted for 3:48:37 p.m. Saturday, roughly the moment Earth’s rotation carries the shuttle into the plane of the space station’s orbit. Afternoon showers are expected, but NASA has not yet issued an official forecast.”I’m hoping the weather’s going to improve a little bit in the next few days and we’ll get off on time,” said Sellers. “It’s great to be here at last.”Discovery’s flight is only the second post-Columbia mission and the first launch in nearly a year as NASA has struggled to overcome ongoing problems with the foam insulation on the shuttle’s external fuel tank.The goals of the 115th shuttle mission are to deliver more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and equipment to the space station; to repair a stalled robot arm transporter needed for continued assembly; and to deliver European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Reiter to the outpost as a full-time crew member.Reiter is on board Discovery under a commercial contract between the European and Russian space agencies. He will join station commander Pavel Vinogradov and flight engineer Jeff Williams for a long-duration stay aboard the outpost, boosting crew size back to three for the first time since the immediate aftermath of the 2003 Columbia disaster.”I’m the one who will be left behind on the station,” Reiter joked today. “After years and years of training, I think this is a remarkable moment. I think we all are confident our launch will signify the continuation of assembly of the station, returning to a three-man crew and utilizing the station for its (intended) purpose.”Discovery’s countdown to launch is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:RATIONALE FOR LAUNCH EXPLAINED AUDIO:LISTEN TO EXPLANATION VIDEO:CREW TALKS ABOUT RISKS OF SPACEFLIGHT VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS DEPART QUARTERS FOR LAUNCH PAD VIDEO:CREW DONS LAUNCH AND ENTRY SPACESUITS VIDEO:BREAKFAST ON PRACTICE COUNTDOWN DAY VIDEO:WEDNESDAY’S PAD CHAT WITH CREW VIDEO:CREW ARRIVES FOR PRACTICE COUNTDOWN VIDEO:COMMENTS FROM THE COMMANDER VIDEO:SHUTTLE MISSION PREVIEW VIDEO:STATION ACTIVITIES ON STS-121 VIDEO:PREVIEW OF DISCOVERY’S SPACEWALKS VIDEO:THE ASTRONAUTS MEET THE PRESS VIDEO: SHUTTLE AND ISS PROGRAM PERSPECTIVEDIAL-UP: and BROADBAND: and Telescopes.comLargest selection and the best prices anywhere in the world. Free shipping on select items. is the largest dealer of both Meade and Celestron Telescopes. Visit or call toll free 1-800-303-5873.STS-134 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Endeavour is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-134. Available in our store!Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is now available in our store. Get this piece of history!Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.STS-133 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Discovery is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-133. Available in our store!Anniversary Shuttle PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!This embroidered patch commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Program. The design features the space shuttle Columbia’s historic maiden flight of April 12, 1981.Mercury anniversaryFree shipping to U.S. addresses!Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan Shephard’s historic Mercury mission with this collectors’ item, the official commemorative embroidered patch. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Discovery departs hangarSPACEFLIGHT NOW

  57. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: August 13, 2007Amid ongoing work in Houston to assess the potential impact of heat shield tile damage, the Endeavour astronauts are gearing up for a planned six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk today to replace one of the international space station’s stabilizing gyroscopes, one of four needed to maintain the lab’s orientation, or attitude, in orbit.Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Dave Williams spent the night in the station’s Quest airlock module to purge nitrogen from their bloodstreams in preparation for their second spacewalk in three days. The excursion will be the 90th devoted to station assembly and maintenance since construction began in 1998 and the 13th so far this year. Going into today’s spacewalk, 72 men and women from the United States, Russia, Canada, Japan, Germany, France and Sweden had logged 551 hours and one minute of EVA time building and maintaining the lab complex.The Endeavour astronauts staged the first of four planned outings on Saturday. A third spacewalk, with Mastracchio and station astronaut Clay Anderson, is on tap Wednesday and the fourth, with Anderson and Williams, is planned for Friday.The space station uses four massive control moement gyroscopes, or CMGs, to control the lab’s orientation without burning hard-to-replace rocket fuel. One of them, CMG No. 3, acted up last year and was taken off line on Oct. 10, 2006. The refurbished unit being installed during Endeavour’s mission will restore full redundancy to the critical orientation system.The replacement CMG rode into space mounted on a pallet in the shuttle’s cargo bay. Mastracchio and Williams first will remove the suspect CMG-3 from its place in the Z1 truss atop the station’s central Unity module and temporarily mount it on a handrail fitting. Then they’ll move down to the shuttle’s cargo bay, remove the new CMG and a carrier platform and move them up to External Stowage Platform No. 2 near the Quest airlock. The new CMG then will be removed from its carrier and installed in Z1. CMG-3 will be mounted on the ESP-2 carrier and returned to Earth later this year.”Our second spacewalk, I think, is almost going to be as exciting as the first,” Williams said in a NASA interview. “Our job is to replace one of the gyros that we use to stabilize the position of the space station. There are four gyros that we currently have on board the space station. The gyro essentially is a spinning disk that conserves momentum. It’s used to stabilize the station. One of them isn’t functioning properly, so we have to replace it.”To do that, Rick and I will go up to the Z1 area, take out the old gyro that’s not working properly, temporarily stow it, then Rick is going to go down to the payload bay of the space shuttle, I’m going to get onto the robotic arm and I will go down to the payload bay of the space shuttle on the robotic arm. We’re going to remove the new CMG, the new gyro, from the payload bay of the shuttle. It weighs 1,200 pounds. I’m going to be holding on to it on each side, with my heels turned outward holding me in place in the foot restraint on the end of the robotic arm.”And then we’re going to come back up to the stowage platform, ESP-2, right by the airlock, install the stowage assembly for the new gyro, then take the new gyro off, bring it back to the work site where we had the old gyro, swap the two and bring the old one back to the stowage platform. A lot of choreography there. It gets kind of confusing about which is going where and things. So we’ve worked very hard on the choreography.”Here is an updated timeline of today’s activity (in EDT and mission elapsed time):DATE/EDT…….HH…MM…SS…EVENT08/13/0705:00 AM…04…10…24…Flight director update on NASA TV06:37 AM…04…12…00…STS/ISS crew wakeup07:17 AM…04…12…40…EVA-2: Airlock repress to 14.7 psi07:30 AM…04…12…54…Video file on NASA TV07:37 AM…04…13…00…EVA-2: Hygiene break08:07 AM…04…13…30…EVA-2: Airlock depress to 10.2 psi08:27 AM…04…13…50…EVA-2: Campout EVA prep09:37 AM…04…15…00…Logistics transfers resume09:57 AM…04…15…20…EVA-2: Spacesuit purge10:12 AM…04…15…35…EVA-2: Spacesuit pre-breathe11:02 AM…04…16…25…EVA-2: Crew lock depressurization11:31 AM…04…16…55…EVA-2: Spacesuits to battery power; EVA-2 begins11:37 AM…04…17…00…EVA-2: Airlock egress11:52 AM…04…17…15…EVA-2: Tethers/tools set up12:22 PM…04…17…45…EVA-2: Remove failed control moment gyro12:52 PM…04…18…15…EVA-2: Transfer new CMG to ESP-201:37 PM…04…19…00…Crew meals begin02:22 PM…04…19…45…EVA-2: Remove new CMG from ESP-203:12 PM…04…20…35…EVA-2: Install new CMG on Z1 truss04:07 PM…04…21…30…EVA-2: Install failed CMG on ESP-205:17 PM…04…22…40…EVA-2: Payload bay cleanup05:42 PM…04…23…05…EVA-2: Airlock ingress06:02 PM…04…23…25…EVA-2: Airlock repressurization06:17 PM…04…23…40…Spacesuit servicing06:22 PM…04…23…45…Station arm (SSRMS) walk off lab to PDGF-207:30 PM…05…00…54…Mission status briefing on NASA TV07:37 PM…05…01…00…Transfer tagup09:37 PM…05…03…00…ISS crew sleep begins10:07 PM…05…03…30…STS crew sleep beginsBack at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, engineers assessing data collected Sunday on the depth and extent of a gouge in the shuttle’s heat shield tile planned to subject a mockup to the extreme heat of re-entry in a furnace that can mimic the sort of environment Endeavour will experience during its return to Earth.During launch Wednesday, a softball-size piece of foam insulation broke away from a propellant feedline support bracket, hit a strut near the base of the shuttle’s external tank and broke apart. One piece then ricocheted off the strut and hit the belly of the shuttle, gouging a deep pit in two heat shield tiles. The tiles are only about 1.12 inches thick in that area and the inspection Sunday revealed the impact blasted out a pit that almost reached the aluminum skin of the orbiter in a small 1-inch by .2-inch area.Based on pictures snapped by the space station’s crew during Endeavour’s final approach Friday, mission managers had already decided the shuttle could safely re-enter as is if some other emergency forced a speedy return to Earth. The close-up pictures taken Sunday did not change that judgment and John Shannon, chairman of NASA’s Mission Management Team, said the orbiter’s heat shield was healthy enough to handle re-entry as is if another emergency of some sort forced a speedy return to Earth.That means engineers do not believe the gouged tile is a Columbia-class problem.”I did poll the team and it was still unanimous that there was no change in the thought process,” Shannon said. “If we were in a significant emergency case we would feel comfortable deorbiting this vehicle. However, not being in an emergency case, we’re going to proceed very methodically, understand exactly what we have and go get the vehicle in the best configuration we can for re-entry.”Data from a laser scanner used to map out the damage site Sunday was expected to provide the three-dimensional data needed to carve an exact duplicate of the damage site using tiles identical to those on Endeavour. How that mockup fares in NASA’s arc jet facility will play a major role in deciding whether to order an emergency spacewalk repair job or whether Endeavour can safely return to Earth as is. A decision is expected by Tuesday.NASA managers have plenty of time to mount a repair effort if one is needed. On Monday, the Mission Management Team extended Endeavour’s mission by three days based on the near-flawless performance of a new station-to-shuttle power transfer system that lets Endeavour tap into the station’s solar power grid. Drawing up to 6 kilowatts from the station, the shuttle’s on-board supplies of liquid oxygen and hydrogen, which are combined to produce electricity in the orbiter’s fuel cells, will last longer, permitting the mission extension.Under the extended mission scenario, four spacewalks are planned. The final excursion, however, is devoted primarily to get-ahead activities that are not considered critical to the next station assembly mission. If NASA managers decide to order a tile repair, it likely would be carried out Friday, during the slot originally booked for the mission’s fourth and final spacewalk.Endeavour’s crew is trained and equipped to make three different types of heat shield repairs.A spacewalking astronaut anchored to the same boom used to inspect the tiles Sunday could apply a black, paint-like “emittance wash” to the exposed silica fibers of the damaged tiles to improve their ability to reject heat. The astronauts also could fill the gouge with a putty like material known as STA-54. They even have carbon composite panels that can be screwed into the tile to cover large areas of damage.While it’s too soon to say whether a repair might be needed, “I have a lot of confidence based on the testing we’ve done that if a repair is required, that we can go execute it,” Shannon said Sunday. “As to which way we’ll go, we’ll see through the analysis over the next 24 to 48 hours.”Even before Sunday’s inspection, engineers assumed a deep pit for purposes of worst-case modeling of re-entry heat loads. As luck would have it, the damage site is right above an internal rib in the right wing called a stringer. Even if the tile was gouged out all the way to its base, Shannon said Saturday, any unusual heat during re-entry that made it to the underlying aluminum skin would spread out in the structure and not result in a localized hot spot. In addition, there is no wiring or any other systems on the interior of the right wing in that area.Shannon said Sunday the actual damage closely mirrored the presumed worst-case scenario.”Surprisingly, it’s almost exactly what we thought we had after the 2D images where you potentially have a very small piece of the filler bar material showing,” he said. “We have some flight history and now that we know exactly what we have, we’ll go and make sure we understand the differences between flight history and what we have here today and we will test the exact condition. I can’t stress enough how incredibly valuable the laser data is and the optical data is. Now I have the opportunity to go model exactly what I have and put it in an arc jet (furnace), put it through a re-entry environment. That’s really valuable.”This is something we would rather not deal with, but we have really prepared for exactly this case,” Shannon said. “So I feel very comfortable that whatever is required we con go do and do successfully.”A larger question is how NASA will handle what apparently is an ongoing problem with the external fuel tank: foam shedding from the feedline support brackets. NASA and tank builder Lockheed Martin already were implementing a design change, but it won’t be ready for flight until next year. The next three missions will rely on tanks similar to Endeavour’s and NASA managers now face the prospect of trying to develop a flight rationale or implementing some sort of a fix in the near term.The next shuttle launch is scheduled for Oct. 23, followed by a high-profile Dec. 6 flight to attach a European lab module to the station.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 5 MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 4 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 4 MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:SPACEWALK NO. 1 BEGINS VIDEO:SPACEWALKERS REMOVE LAUNCH LOCKS ON S5 TRUSS VIDEO:ROBOT ARM INSTALLS STARBOARD 5 TRUSS ON STATION VIDEO:STARBOARD 5 TRUSS BOLTED TO THE SPACE STATION VIDEO:TRUSS’S GRAPPLE FIXTURE REMOVED VIDEO:PREVIEW OF SPACEWALK NO. 1 VIDEO:STARBOARD 5 TRUSS INSTALLATION EXPLAINED VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 3 MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:STARBOARD 5 TRUSS PULLED OUT OF PAYLOAD BAY VIDEO:TRUSS HANDED FROM SHUTTLE ARM TO STATION ARM VIDEO:SHUTTLE ASTRONAUTS WELCOMED ABOARD STATION VIDEO:SHUTTLE DOCKS TO THE STATION AS SEEN LIVE VIDEO:ENDEAVOUR AND STATION FLY INTO ORBITAL SUNRISE VIDEO:SHUTTLE DOES BACKFLIP BELOW THE STATION VIDEO:ENDEAVOUR INTERCEPTS THE SPACE STATION VIDEO:SHUTTLE TI BURN SEEN FROM STATION VIDEO:ANIMATED PREVIEW OF DOCKING VIDEO:FIRST IN-SPACE COMMENTS FROM BARBARA MORGAN VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:SHUTTLE INSPECTIONS EXPLAINED VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 2 MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:THE FULL LAUNCH EXPERIENCE VIDEO:JETTISONED EXTERNAL TANK FALLS AWAY VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: EXTERNAL TANK CAMERA VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: UCS-23 WIDESCREEN VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PLAYALINDA WIDESCREEN VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 009 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 049 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 050 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 051 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 054 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 060 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 061 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 063 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 070 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 071 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: WEST TOWER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD PERIMETER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: COMPLEX 41 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: KSC RUNWAY VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD FRONT VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA CS-1 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA CS-2 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA UCS-12 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PRESS SITE VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: VAB ROOF VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: BEACH TRACKER VIDEO:ENDEAVOUR BLASTS OFF! 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In the chart below, the target launch time is listed in the “in plane” column. All times in EDT and subject to change. Ares 1-X PatchThe official embroidered patch for the Ares 1-X rocket test flight, is available for purchase.Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.Expedition 21The official embroidered patch for the International Space Station Expedition 21 crew is now available from our stores.Hubble PatchThe official embroidered patch for mission STS-125, the space shuttle’s last planned service call to the Hubble Space Telescope, is available for purchase. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Welcome home, shuttle Endeavour! BY WILLIAM HARWOOD

  58. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: May 19, 2006Shuttle program manager Wayne Hale, on hand for Discovery’s rollout to launch pad 39B today, said a preliminary look at complex wind tunnel data shows the ship’s redesigned external fuel tank should be safe to fly in July. While stressing that a detailed analysis of the data is ongoing and saying new problems could always crop up, “the preliminary loads indications are good, but we have to wait until they get to the bottom line.” Credit: Ben Cooper/Spaceflight Now”You don’t know until you add up the last column of numbers and that’s going to come in just before the design certification review for the external tank here in about three weeks,” Hale said, standing in a field surrounded by reporters just a few dozen yards from the shuttle crawlerway.NASA has conducted extensive wind tunnel testing and computer modeling to better understand the aerodynamic loads, or forces, acting on the redesigned external tank as the shuttle climbs out of the dense lower atmosphere.Long foam air deflectors, originally put in place to shield external pressurization lines and electrical cables from buffeting, were removed in the wake of Discovery’s launch last July on the first post-Columbia mission when a large chunk of foam broke away from a protuberance airload – PAL – ramp.In recent briefings, Hale declined to give any hints about the nature of the wind tunnel data. But he told reporters today a first look at the structural loads data was positive.”It’s kind of like doing your taxes,” he said. “The first time through, you kind of do a rough cut and see if you’re going to get a refund or not. … That’s what we’ve got from the structural guys, they’ve got their first rough cut. It looks good, but you really don’t know what you’ve got until you work through the entire analysis and look at all the cases – there are something like 34,000 loads cases they have got to look at – and the job’s not done till it’s done.”We’ve very hopeful and I feel a good degree of confidence it’ll all come out good, else we wouldn’t have rolled the vehicle out here today. But you can’t say it’s done until it’s done.”Wind tunnel testing is complete, he said, and the design certification review is scheduled to begin in earnest in early June. No more major modifications to the tank are expected. Engineers plan to continue an analysis of possible changes to so-called ice-frost ramps along the side of the tank – foam-covered fittings that carry the pressurization lines – but any changes will be deferred until the next flight in late August or the flight after that in mid December.NASA managers originally hoped to implement ice-frost ramp changes before Discovery’s flight but Hale decided one major tank change – elimination of the PAL ramps – was enough for one flight.”For the record here, folks, I expect we will lose foam, two to four or more pieces off the ice-frost ramps,” Hale said. “I also expect they’ll be small. We have got a suite of six cameras on both the solid rocket boosters plus the camera on the external tank, we’re going to try to understand the mechanism of when those things come off, how big they are. … So after this flight, all the instrumentation we’ve got on this vehicle … will make us a lot smarter.”Discovery began the 4.2-mile trip to pad 39B at 12:45 p.m. Hale rode atop the shuttle’s mobile transporter as the “stack” slowly inched its way out of the Vehicle Assembly Building under a brilliant cloud-streaked sky. He then climbed off and fielded questions while Discovery continued its slow trek to the pad (the trip was interrupted at least once because of an overheated bearing).”It was great, you know? It’s better than going on a cruise ship,” Hale exclaimed. “It’s a fabulous feeling to say we’re rolling Discovery to the launch pad for our next launch attempt on July 1. It’s just a great feeling being here. Folks have worked really, really, really hard. We still have some work ahead of us, but I think we’re on a really good path to make July 1.”Asked if NASA had a realistic shot at launching three missions this year, Hale said “it will be tight, particularly the third flight, which right now we’ve got penciled in on our schedule for Dec. 14. It’s going to be a lot of work.”The problem is moving up completion of external tank No. 123 in time to support a possible rescue mission if major problems develop during the August-September flight of shuttle Atlantis.”Right now the tank folks are struggling to deliver the tank, there’s about a week that they’re looking at taking out of their schedule, putting more resources in to try to deliver that tank earlier than they would normally like. But given that, we have a really good shot at making three flights this year.”Discovery’s tank was recently equipped with a fresh set of critical engine cutoff – ECO – sensors after questions were raised about reliability. Hale initially favored a fueling test in early June to verify the performance of the new sensors, but he decided last week to forego such a test.”We’ve got good ECO sensors in this tank, the best that we know how to make, and we have screened all the engine cutoff sensors out of the 50 plus that we had on hand,” he said. “We picked the best four and installed them in the tank out here. I have a high degree of confidence that they’ll all work right.”We reviewed all that stuff, there could be a bogeyman hanging out there that we could find out on the launch pad. I really tried to talk my team into doing a tanking test and they talked me out of it. We’ll find out on launch day and I believe we’re probably going to find out there are four good sensors and they’ll all work as advertised.”Asked when he might begin to feel “home free” about Discovery and all the work that’s been done since the last flight, Hale said “when the wheels stop rolling on the runway.””It’s an uphill job to fly a vehicle in space, every minute of every day between now and that wheels stop. You’re never home free. The day you think you’re home free, you are screwing up and you’re looking to run into trouble. This is a tough business and it requires attention every day.”But Hale looked relaxed and confident, clearly buoyed by watching Discovery make its way to the pad. Asked if he did, in fact, get a tax refund this year, Hale laughed and said, “I already got it. My wife spent it.”John Glenn Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The historic first orbital flight by an American is marked by this commemorative patch for John Glenn and Friendship 7.Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is available in our store. Get this piece of history!Celebrate the shuttle programFree shipping to U.S. addresses!This special commemorative patch marks the retirement of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. Available in our store!Anniversary Shuttle PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!This embroidered patch commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Program. The design features the space shuttle Columbia’s historic maiden flight of April 12, 1981.Mercury anniversaryFree shipping to U.S. addresses!Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan Shephard’s historic Mercury mission with this collectors’ item, the official commemorative embroidered patch.Fallen Heroes Patch CollectionThe official patches from Apollo 1, the shuttle Challenger and Columbia crews are available in the store.Ares 1-X PatchThe official embroidered patch for the Ares 1-X rocket test flight, is available for purchase.Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.Expedition 21The official embroidered patch for the International Space Station Expedition 21 crew is now available from our stores.Hubble PatchThe official embroidered patch for mission STS-125, the space shuttle’s last planned service call to the Hubble Space Telescope, is available for purchase. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Discovery is home BY WILLIAM HARWOOD

  59. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: August 12, 2007Amid planning for an afternoon inspection to assess the extent of shuttle heat shield damage, space station controllers successfully restarted a command-and-control computer that locked up Saturday because of an apparent software glitch.”Last night we did power cycle it and reconfigured all the computers so they are in a good state for today’s operations and everything’s back to nominal,” said station flight director Heather Rarick. “The main focus (today), especially for the shuttle team, will be to perform the focused inspection of the bottom of the shuttle to review some potential tile damage and see what the extent of that is.”Space station commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineer Oleg Kotov, meanwhile, plan to continue preparations for replacing critical computer cabling and a command processor known by its Russian acronym BOK-3 on Tuesday. Corroded cables connectors at the BOK-3 unit may have played a role in crippling Russian computer crashes during the last shuttle visit in June. The computers have been running normally since Yurchikhin and Kotov installed jumpers to bypass suspect secondary power supply surge protectors and those jumpers will remain in place during the BOK-3 replacement work later in the week.The main focus today, however, is an up-close inspection of heat shield tile damage spotted after Endeavour’s launch on Wednesday. John Shannon, chairman of NASA’s Mission Management Team, told reporters late Saturday engineers believe the damage in question was caused by a chunk of foam insulation that popped off a propellant line support bracket on the shuttle’s external fuel tank 58 seconds after liftoff. The debris slammed into an aft strut that helps hold the shuttle’s back end to the tank and shattered into multiple fragments. One of those ricocheted off the strut and into the shuttle’s belly, hitting between the right main landing gear door and an aft door covering the ship’s liquid oxygen feedline inlet.The damage, visible in photographs taken by the station crew during Endeavour’s approach on Friday, measures 3.48 by 2.31 inches. The tiles in that area are about 1.12 inches thick. The photos do not show how deep the gouge might be and the depth of the damage is critical for the thermal analysis of its impact during re-entry.As luck would have it, the damage site is right above an internal rib in the right wing called a stringer. Even if the tile was gouged out all the way to its base, Shannon said, any unusual heat during re-entry that made it to the underlying aluminum skin would spread out in the structure and not result in a localized hot spot. Engineers concluded that in an emergency, Endeavour could safely return to Earth as is.But the crew’s flight plan has always included time for a so-called focused inspection on the day between the first two spacewalks of the mission. When engineers spotted the tile damage, mission managers immediately told the flight control team to carry out the inspection today, as protectively planned, to fully assess the impact. While engineers do not appear overly concerned, Shannon emphasized they do not yet know how deep the gouge is, a critical part of the thermal analysis.Starting the day with a bit of humor, the Endeavour astronauts were awakened at 7:06 a.m. by a recording of Shania Twain’s “Up” played by mission control in Houston. The song began: It’s ’bout as bad as it could be Seems everybody’s buggin’ me Like nothing wants to go my way – Yeah, it just ain’t been my day Nothin’s comin’ easilyThe chorus concludes “There’s no way but up from here.””Good morning Endeavour, and a special good morning to you today, Dave,” called astronaut Shannon Lucid from Houston.”Good morning from the Spacehab,” Canadian flier Dave Williams replied. “Really enjoyed the wakeup music this morning.””Well, we aim to please.”The astronauts will first attach a 50-foot extension to the shuttle’s robot arm, called the orbiter boom sensor system. The OBSS features a high-resolution camera and a laser scanner that will help engineers map out the damage in three dimensions.Because of clearance issues when the shuttle is docked at the space station, the OBSS must be picked up from its perch in the orbiter’s cargo bay by the space station’s robot arm, operated by pilot Charles Hobaugh. He will pick up the OBSS around 9:50 a.m. and hand it off to Caldwell shortly after 11 a.m. Assisted by teacher-turned-astronaut Barbara Morgan, Caldwell plans to begin the actual inspection work a few minutes past noon.”The shuttle arm cannot reach over and grab the end of the orbiter boom sensor system, the OBSS,” Shannon said Saturday. “So there’s a grapple fixture about a third of the way down. We will use the station arm to pick it up with that grapple fixture and then hand it off to the shuttle arm. We’ll go underneath the vehicle, do all of our laser work, it will take about three hours, about two hours underneath the belly of the vehicle, it’ll come back up and then the reverse will happen. We’ll hand it back to the SSRMS (station arm), the SSRMS will put it down into the holder in the shuttle payload bay.”Here is an updated timeline of today’s activity (in EDT and mission elapsed time):EDT……..DD…HH…MM…EVENT08/12/0707:07 AM…03…12…30…STS/ISS crew wakeup09:22 AM…03…14…45…ISS: Russian BOK-3 computer repair work (5 hours)09:37 AM…03…15…00…Shuttle arm (SRMS) moves to inspection boom (OBSS) pre-grapple position09:47 AM…03…15…10…Station arm (SSRMS) grapples/unberths OBSS10:32 AM…03…15…55…SSRMS moves OBSS to handoff position11:12 AM…03…16…35…SRMS grapples OBSS11:22 AM…03…16…45…SSRMS ungrapples OBSS11:32 AM…03…16…55…Spacewalk tools configured12:07 PM…03…17…30…Heat shield inspection begins12:07 PM…03…17…30…Logistics transfer operations12:42 PM…03…18…05…Spacesuit battery charging02:37 PM…03…20…00…Shuttle crew meals begin03:37 PM…03…21…00…SSRMS grapples OBSS03:37 PM…03…21…00…Equipment airlock preps for Monday spacewalk04:07 PM…03…21…30…SRMS ungrapples OBSS04:07 PM…03…21…30…SAFER emergency jetpack checkout04:22 PM…03…21…45…SSRMS berths OBSS04:52 PM…03…22…15…Spacewalk tools configured05:00 PM…03…22…24…Mission status briefing on NASA TV05:07 PM…03…22…30…SSRMS releases OBSS05:27 PM…03…22…50…Educational experiment transfer and video06:32 PM…03…23…55…Logistics transfer tagup06:47 PM…04…00…10…Spacewalk procedures review07:47 PM…04…01…10…Station arm walkoff to lab09:02 PM…04…02…25…EVA-2: Mask pre-breathe09:47 PM…04…03…10…EVA-2: Airlock depress to 10.2 psi10:07 PM…04…03…30…ISS crew sleep begins10:37 PM…04…04…00…STS crew sleep begins12:00 AM…03…05…24…Daily video highlights reel on NASA TVAdditional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:PREVIEW OF SPACEWALK NO. 1 VIDEO:STARBOARD 5 TRUSS INSTALLATION EXPLAINED VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 3 MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:SHUTTLE ASTRONAUTS WELCOMED ABOARD STATION VIDEO:SHUTTLE DOCKS TO THE STATION AS SEEN LIVE VIDEO:ENDEAVOUR AND STATION FLY INTO ORBITAL SUNRISE VIDEO:SHUTTLE DOES BACKFLIP BELOW THE STATION VIDEO:ENDEAVOUR INTERCEPTS THE SPACE STATION VIDEO:SHUTTLE TI BURN SEEN FROM STATION VIDEO:ANIMATED PREVIEW OF DOCKING VIDEO:FIRST IN-SPACE COMMENTS FROM BARBARA MORGAN VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:SHUTTLE INSPECTIONS EXPLAINED VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 2 MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:THE FULL LAUNCH EXPERIENCE VIDEO:JETTISONED EXTERNAL TANK FALLS AWAY VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: EXTERNAL TANK CAMERA VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: UCS-23 WIDESCREEN VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PLAYALINDA WIDESCREEN VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 009 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 049 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 050 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 051 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 054 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 060 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 061 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 063 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 070 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 071 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: WEST TOWER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD PERIMETER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: COMPLEX 41 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: KSC RUNWAY VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD FRONT VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA CS-1 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA CS-2 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA UCS-12 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PRESS SITE VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: VAB ROOF VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: BEACH TRACKER VIDEO:ENDEAVOUR BLASTS OFF! VIDEO:CREW’S LAUNCH MORNING PHOTO IN DINING ROOM VIDEO:UPCLOSE FOOTAGE OF THE GANTRY ROLLBACK VIDEO:TIME-LAPSE MOVIE OF GANTRY ROLLBACK VIDEO:TUESDAY MORNING’S STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:STS-118 PRE-LAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE VIDEO:MONDAY MORNING’S STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:SUNDAY COUNTDOWN AND WEATHER UPDATE VIDEO:CREW ARRIVES AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VIDEO:COMMENTS FROM EACH OF THE ASTRONAUTS VIDEO:PRE-FLIGHT INTERVIEW: SCOTT KELLY VIDEO:PRE-FLIGHT INTERVIEW: CHARLIE HOBAUGH VIDEO:PRE-FLIGHT INTERVIEW: TRACY CALDWELL VIDEO:PRE-FLIGHT INTERVIEW: RICK MASTRACCHIO VIDEO:PRE-FLIGHT INTERVIEW: DAVE WILLIAMS VIDEO:PRE-FLIGHT INTERVIEW: BARBARA MORGAN VIDEO:PRE-FLIGHT INTERVIEW: ALVIN DREW MORE:Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is now available in our store. 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  60. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: March 3, 2009NASA managers will meet Wednesday to assess ongoing tests and inspections of suspect hydrogen flow control valves and to discuss whether to press ahead with a flight readiness review Friday that would set the stage for launch of the shuttle Discovery on March 11 or 12. Valve testing has not turned up any major show stoppers, sources say, and a different inspection technique adds confidence three valves being installed aboard Discovery this week are, in fact, free of any cracks that could worsen in flight and release debris inside a critical external tank pressurization line.Engineers are still debating whether braces should be installed on three 90-degree bends in the pressurization lines just five inches away from the valves in question. Debris released from a cracked valve could hit an elbow joint at high speeds, possibly causing a rupture in a worst-case scenario.Some engineers believe the braces are not needed because the new inspection technique clears the valves being installed aboard Discovery and there is no evidence a crack could develop and propagate to failure in a single flight. They also argue any change to the pressurization line could alter the acoustics that contribute to valve stress. Others believe the shuttle should not be launched until brand new valves can be built and installed. The valves currently slated for use aboard Discovery have logged four, five and 12 flights each.If shuttle managers decide Wednesday that test data supports pressing ahead, an executive-level flight readiness review will be held at the Kennedy Space Center on Friday to set an official launch date. As of this writing, the unofficial target is March 12, but sources say managers are optimistic about moving the target up one day, to March 11, if engineers don’t encounter any additional problems.If so, commander Lee Archambault and his six crewmates would return to the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday for the start of the countdown to launch. In that case, liftoff would be targeted for 9:20:10 p.m. next Wednesday. If March 12 eventually is selected, the countdown would begin Monday evening for a liftoff at 8:54:27 p.m. next Thursday.Either way, it will be a busy week. Space station commander Mike Fincke and flight engineer Yury Lonchakov plan to stage a six-hour spacewalk Tuesday, starting around 12:20 p.m., to install a European experiment on the station’s hull and to carry out a variety of other tasks.On the shuttle front, getting an additional day would give NASA a better chance of getting Discovery off the ground before running into a conflict with the upcoming March 26 launch of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying the international space station’s next commander and flight engineer.The shuttle must be off the ground by March 13 for the crew to conduct a full-duration two-week-long mission. A launch on March 14 or later is still possible, but the crew would have to give up one or more of the mission’s four planned spacewalks. If Discovery misses the March window, launch will slip to around April 7.The valve issue cropped up after the most recent shuttle launch last November when engineers discovered one of three gaseous hydrogen flow control valves used to pressurize the hydrogen section of the external tank suffered a crack and lost a small piece of its poppet assembly.Subsequent analysis showed the valves were subjected to more stress than engineers originally believed and managers ordered a battery of tests to determine how cracks develop and propagate and to get a better understanding of the consequences of an in-flight failure.Discovery originally was scheduled for launch Feb. 12. But the flight was delayed because of the valve issue, first to no earlier than Feb. 19, then to Feb. 22, Feb. 27 and eventually to March 12.Three presumably crack-free flow control valves were installed aboard Discovery that had logged about 12 flights each. Engineers then discovered it was possible for cracks to elude detection using electron microscopy and dye penetration tests because of surface roughness.Because valve cracks may be related to repeated exposure to stress, engineers were asked to replace Discovery’s valves with three valves that had flown four, four and five times respectively.Over the past week or so, engineers subjected the valves to eddy current inspections, a non-destructive testing technique that uses subtle changes in currents set up by electromagnetic induction to find signs of cracks.Eddy current testing can detect cracks that surface roughness might mask. Engineers earlier contemplated having to polish valves to remove any such roughness, a procedure that would physically alter a valve and possibly change the way it responds to stress.Using eddy current testing, one of the two four-flight valves slated for use aboard Discovery showed two “indicators” of cracks. The other two valves were pristine and the results for all three were confirmed by electron microscopy. The valves that had been removed earlier also were tested. Again, one showed a single indicator while the other two were clean.As a result, engineers were cleared to install crack-free valves with four, five and 12 flights respectively.”So we have three going in that we know are clean and there’s a group that believes the worst you could come out with after a flight is a crack,” said one NASA official. “But there are some people who still might feel the best thing to do is not to fly until you have a brand new poppet every flight.”This week’s discussions are focused on developing rationale for launching Discovery with valves of the current generation. For downstream flights, NASA managers may order a redesign or simply fly with brand new valves each time. Only eight missions are currently planned beyond Discovery’s flight.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:SECOND LAUNCH POSTPONEMENT BRIEFING VIDEO:NARRATED MISSION OVERVIEW MOVIE VIDEO:MEET SHUTTLE DISCOVERY’S ASTRONAUTS VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH COMMANDER LEE ARCHAMBAULT VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH PILOT TONY ANTONELLI VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH MS1 JOE ACABA VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH MS2 STEVE SWANSON VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH MS3 RICKY ARNOLD VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH MS4 JOHN PHILLIPS VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH MS5 KOICHI WAKATA VIDEO:NASA OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE LAUNCH DELAY VIDEO:SPACE STATION’S VIBRATIONS DURING REBOOST VIDEO:INFORMAL NEWS CONFERENCE AT RUNWAY VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS ARRIVE FOR PRACTICE COUNTDOWN VIDEO:DISCOVERY POSITIONED ATOP PAD 39A VIDEO:EARLY MORNING ROLLOUT FROM THE VAB VIDEO:TIME-LAPSE MOVIE OF DISCOVERY ARRIVING AT PAD 39A VIDEO:DISCOVERY HOISTED FOR ATTACHMENT TO TANK VIDEO:CRANE ROTATES DISCOVERY VERTICALLY VIDEO:DISCOVERY MOVES TO ASSEMBLY BUILDING VIDEO:NOSE WHEEL LANDING GEAR RETRACTED VIDEO:TIME-LAPSE MOVIE OF DISCOVERY GOING VERTICAL VIDEO:TIME-LAPSE MOVIE OF ASSEMBLY BUILDING CRANE WORK VIDEO:TIME-LAPSE MOVIE OF DISCOVERY’S TRIP TO VAB VIDEO:TIME-LAPSE MOVIE OF PAYLOAD’S MOVE VIDEO:SHUTTLE AND STATION PROGRAM UPDATE VIDEO:STS-119 MISSION OVERVIEW BRIEFING VIDEO:PREVIEW BRIEFING ON MISSION’S SPACEWALKS VIDEO:THE ASTRONAUTS’ PRE-FLIGHT NEWS BRIEFING MORE:STS-134 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Endeavour is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-134. 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  61. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: October 30, 2007Two blankets making up one side of the newly installed P6 solar arrays were successfully re-extended today after the 17-ton truss segment was bolted to the far left end of the space station’s main power truss. But the astronauts aborted extension of a second set of panels after noticing an apparent guidewire hangup and a jagged tear in one of the two remaining blankets.The second set of blankets was more than halfway extended at that point, but it was not clear how flight controllers might opt to proceed given the obvious tear between two slats in one of the flexible blankets. In television views from the station, it appeared as if several slats might have gotten hung up on a guidewire, increasing tension in that area and ripping a seam. But engineers did not immediately offer an assessment of what might have gone wrong.Or what, if anything, can be done to fix it.Images of the damage are available and and .Astronauts had major problems retracting the P6 arrays during previous shuttle visits in preparation for this week’s move from a central mounting point to the truss segment’s permanent position on the far left end of the power truss. Grommets on the sides of the blankets hung up on frayed guide wires during the retraction process, requiring spacewalking astronauts to provide a manual assist. Eventually, the blankets were coaxed back into their storage boxes.Given the design of the arrays, NASA managers said they did not expect any problems with the re-deployment and the first set of panels – P6-2B – extended smoothly.”It looks like they’re getting the array all the way out,” astronaut Clay Anderson radioed spacewalkers Doug Wheelock and Scott Parazynski from inside the shuttle-station complex as the first of the two arrays slowly extended to its full length.”Wow, that’s great,” Wheelock replied.”Thanks for the update, Clay,” Parazynski said. “That’s a good day’s work right there.”Wheelock and Parazynski were in the process of wrapping up a successful seven-hour eight-minute spacewalk when the P6-2B array was pulled from its storage box by an ingenious motor-driven self-assembling mast. The deployment was carried out in stages, first just a few inches, then one mast bay and finally all the way out.Parazynski reported seeing small bits of debris floating out of the blanket boxes during the initial stages of extension.”I can actually see quite a bit of sparkling material glinting in the sun, I guess, probably mylar fragments or something coming out the blanket box,” he observed. “Both of the blanket boxes, actually. I don’t know if you can see that?out of the aft flight deck. But lots of little sparkles there.””We copy, EV-1, and that is expected,” someone replied.With the P6-2B array fully extended, the astronauts sent commands to deploy the 4B array at 12:08 p.m. as the space station sailed high above the south Pacific Ocean.”Three, two, one, mark,” shuttle commander Pam Melroy radioed as the the second array began extending. About halfway through the deployment, Melroy halted the procedure to improve the crew’s camera views. A few minutes later, the drive motor was restarted and the 4B arrays resumed extension. Then, Melroy ordered another abort when the tear became apparent.”Aborting,” she called. “Houston, Alpha, on the big loop. We detected some what appears to be a wrap around or some damage and we’re zoomed in on it on camera 24 right now.””OK, Pambo, we see it,” astronaut Kevin Ford replied from Houston. “Thanks for the view.””And of course, we aborted,” Melroy continued. “And sorry it took us a little while to be sure that we weren’t being fooled by the lighting.””Hey, no problem, Pambo, it was a good call on the abort,” Ford said. “And we’re having a look. … We’ll take anything you have for us to send down what you guys saw or anything while we’re talking about it as well. Don’t be shy.””On camera 22, the sun angle was such that we couldn’t actually see it and so we didn’t see it until we were zooming out on camera 24,” station commander Peggy Whitson said. “We didn’t really notice any significant perturbations as it was deploying. But we just saw the tear and stopped.”Because of the array’s location on the far end of the power truss, the astronauts cannot reach the area of the tear. One option might be to retract the arrays, resolve the hangup and redeploy, but NASA managers and engineers will need to complete a thorough assessment before deciding on any course of action.Today’s spacewalk began at 4:45 a.m. and ended at 11:53 a.m., pushing the crew’s total EVA time to 19 hours and 55 minutes over three of five planned excursions. Overall, this was the 95th spacewalk devoted to station assembly and maintenance since assembly began in 1998 and the 18th so far this year, pushing the cumulative total to 587 hours and 54 minutes (note: NASA recently added an hour to its total, which is not reflected here; I am researching the discrepancy).Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 7 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:MONDAY’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:ANOTHER RADIATOR DEPLOYED FROM THE S1 TRUSS VIDEO:RADIATOR DEPLOYED FROM STARBOARD 1 TRUSS VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS HAVE SOME FUN IN HARMONY VIDEO:CREW INTERVIEWED BY ABC NEWS VIDEO:CREW INTERVIEWED BY NBC NEWS VIDEO:CREW INTERVIEWED BY CNN VIDEO:NARRATED ANIMATION OF RADIATOR DEPLOYS VIDEO:NARRATED ANIMATION OF PORT 6 HANDOFF VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 6 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:POST-SPACEWALK MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:ROBOT ARM GRAPPLE BASE INSTALLED ON HARMONY VIDEO:STATION CABLING FOR P6 TRUSS CONFIGURED VIDEO:TANI COLLECTS SAMPLES OF DEBRIS IN ROTARY JOINT VIDEO:TANI 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  62. STS-2: First reusable spaceship

  63. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: August 15, 2007Making a routine inspection of his spacesuit gloves, a recently implemented safety procedure because of damage found after a December shuttle flight, astronaut Rick Mastracchio spotted a small hole in one of the outer layers of his left glove, prompting mission control to order him back to the space station’s airlock as a precaution.Mission control commentator Kyle Herring said Mastracchio was not in any danger and that his suit was not leaking. But the flight rules require a return to the airlock if any penetration is seen.As it turned out, Mastracchio and fellow spacewalker Clay Anderson were in the final stages of a planned six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk, running well ahead of schedule. Despite the early termination of Mastracchio’s excursion, the astronauts accomplished all of their major objectives and the only task left undone was the retrieval of two space exposure experiments. They will be collected during a future spacewalk.The suit problem cropped up around 3 p.m. when Mastracchio was asked to check his gloves. The periodic checks are a now standard part of every NASA spacewalk after damage was seen during a December shuttle mission.”Before we get too far, let’s get a glove check on you,” spacewalk coordinator Tracy Caldwell radioed from Endeavour’s flight deck.”OK. My left glove looks clean and unchanged in terms of RTV damage,” Mastracchio said, referring to the outermost layer of the glove. “A lot of the (garble) I picked up is kind of gone. The right glove… ah, there might be a little more RTV missing between the thumb and forefinger but the Vectran looks… a little bit of RTV, just a small dot of RTV missing on the middle finger. A very small piece.””OK, TC, I’m at the transponder, I’m just trying to figure out how I’m going to attack this,” Anderson chimed in, pressing ahead with his own work.”You take your time, Clay,” Caldwell replied.”There might been a little bit of RTV damage on my right thumb,” Mastracchio continued. “Just kind of looks like a, I don’t know, like a scratch, a couple of missing threads maybe, I don’t know.”A few moments later, looking at his left glove again, Mastracchio reported “I do have a little bit of a hole in the Vectran.”Vectran is a widely used, manufactured fiber noted for its strength, flexibility and tolerance to extreme temperatures. Vectran is the second of five layers of material making up an astronaut’s spacesuit glove.Examining his glove, Mastracchio said “I can actually see shiny metal fibers underneath it, I see the surface under the Vectran, in other words.”A few moments later, after examining the glove via television, astronaut Shannon Walker in mission control told Mastracchio to head back to the Quest airlock module.”Tracy, we need Clay to stand by,” Walker said. “And because we do have a hole in the Vectran, we’re going to have to terminate Rick’s activity today. So we need him to head back to the airlock and do the terminate procedure in the checklist.””OK,” Mastracchio replied, sounding disappointed. Later, back in the airlock, Caldwell asked how he was doing.”I’m fine,” Mastracchio replied. “Looking out the hatch. Wishing I was out there.”Anderson, meanwhile, completed the transponder retrieval and then joined Mastracchio in the Quest module.The spacewalk, the third of four planned for Endeavour’s mission, began at 10:37 a.m. Riding on the station’s robot arm, Mastracchio removed an S-band antenna assembly from the P6 solar array truss atop the central Unity module and moved it down to its permanent location on the P1 segment of the lab’s main solar array truss. Anderson installed a new transponder and signal processor as part of an S-band communications system upgrade.Flight controllers at the Johnson Space Center in Houston then verified the electrical connections and activated heaters, saying the equipment appeared to be operating normally.The astronauts then moved two equipment carts from the port, or left, side of the robot arm’s mobile transporter, to the right side. The transporter and the so-called CETA carts move like a train along tracks on the front face of the solar array truss. The carts had to be moved to the right side of the transporter to permit the robot arm to reach the left-most worksite in October when a visiting shuttle crew plans to move the stowed P6 solar array segment to the left end of the power truss.Mastracchio and Anderson were wrapping up that work when the glove problem was reported. After joining Mastracchio in the airlock, Anderson shut the hatch and commander Scott Kelly began airlock re-pressurization at 4:05 p.m. for an official duration of five hours and 28 minutes.This was the 91st spacewalk devoted to station assembly and maintenance since construction began in 1998, the 14th so far this year, the third for Mastracchio and the second for Anderson. Seventy two men and women representing the United States, Russia, Canada, Japan, Germany, France and Sweden have now logged 562 hours and 57 minutes building and maintaining the international lab complex. The Endeavour crew’s total through three spacewalk is 18 hours and 13 minutes.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:PREVIEW OF SPACEWALK NO. 3 VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 7 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 7 MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:EDUCATIONAL EVENT WITH CHILDREN IN IDAHO VIDEO:CREW INTERVIEW WITH ABC NEWS VIDEO:CREW INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS VIDEO:CREW INTERVIEW WITH CNN VIDEO:CREW INTERVIEW WITH NBC NEWS VIDEO:CREW INTERVIEW WITH FOX NEWS VIDEO:STOWAGE PLATFORM ATTACHED TO THE STATION VIDEO:THE PLATFORM IS RAISED OUT OF PAYLOAD BAY VIDEO:SHUTTLE ARM GRAPPLES THE STOWAGE PLATFORM VIDEO:STOWAGE PLATFORM INSTALLATION EXPLAINED VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 6 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:SHANNON GIVES UPDATE ON TILE DAMAGE ANALYSIS VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 6 MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:PREVIEW OF SPACEWALK NO. 2 VIDEO:SPACEWALK NO. 2 BEGINS VIDEO:SPACEWALKERS UNBOLT THE FAILED GYROSCOPE VIDEO:THE FAILED GYRO IS REMOVED FROM THE STATION VIDEO:NEW GYRO IS RETRIEVED FROM SHUTTLE PAYLOAD BAY VIDEO:SPACEWALKERS BRING NEW GYRO UP TO THE STATION VIDEO:THE NEW GYRO IS INSTALLED AND BOLTED DOWN VIDEO:FAILED GYRO PUT ON STATION STOWAGE PLATFORM VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 5 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:HURRICANE FLOSSIE ON SUNDAY EVENING VIDEO:CREW INSPECTIONS SHUTTLE TILE DAMAGE VIDEO:INSPECTION BOOM FOR DAMAGE CHECK VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 5 MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 4 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 4 MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:SPACEWALK NO. 1 BEGINS VIDEO:SPACEWALKERS REMOVE LAUNCH LOCKS ON S5 TRUSS VIDEO:ROBOT ARM INSTALLS STARBOARD 5 TRUSS ON STATION VIDEO:STARBOARD 5 TRUSS BOLTED TO THE SPACE STATION VIDEO:TRUSS’S GRAPPLE FIXTURE REMOVED VIDEO:PREVIEW OF SPACEWALK NO. 1 VIDEO:STARBOARD 5 TRUSS INSTALLATION EXPLAINED VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 3 MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:STARBOARD 5 TRUSS PULLED OUT OF PAYLOAD BAY VIDEO:TRUSS HANDED FROM SHUTTLE ARM TO STATION ARM VIDEO:SHUTTLE ASTRONAUTS WELCOMED ABOARD STATION VIDEO:SHUTTLE DOCKS TO THE STATION AS SEEN LIVE VIDEO:ENDEAVOUR AND STATION FLY INTO ORBITAL SUNRISE VIDEO:SHUTTLE DOES BACKFLIP BELOW THE STATION VIDEO:ENDEAVOUR INTERCEPTS THE SPACE STATION VIDEO:SHUTTLE TI BURN SEEN FROM STATION VIDEO:ANIMATED PREVIEW OF DOCKING VIDEO:FIRST IN-SPACE COMMENTS FROM BARBARA MORGAN VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:SHUTTLE INSPECTIONS EXPLAINED VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 2 MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:THE FULL LAUNCH EXPERIENCE VIDEO:JETTISONED EXTERNAL TANK FALLS AWAY VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: EXTERNAL TANK CAMERA VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: UCS-23 WIDESCREEN VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PLAYALINDA WIDESCREEN VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 009 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 049 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 050 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 051 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 054 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 060 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 061 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 063 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 070 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 071 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: WEST TOWER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD PERIMETER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: COMPLEX 41 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: KSC RUNWAY VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD FRONT VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA CS-1 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA CS-2 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA UCS-12 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PRESS SITE VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: VAB ROOF VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: BEACH TRACKER VIDEO:ENDEAVOUR BLASTS OFF! VIDEO:CREW’S LAUNCH MORNING PHOTO IN DINING ROOM VIDEO:UPCLOSE FOOTAGE OF THE GANTRY ROLLBACK VIDEO:TIME-LAPSE MOVIE OF GANTRY ROLLBACK VIDEO:TUESDAY MORNING’S STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:STS-118 PRE-LAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE VIDEO:MONDAY MORNING’S STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:SUNDAY COUNTDOWN AND WEATHER UPDATE VIDEO:CREW ARRIVES AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VIDEO:COMMENTS FROM EACH OF THE ASTRONAUTS VIDEO:PRE-FLIGHT INTERVIEW: SCOTT KELLY VIDEO:PRE-FLIGHT INTERVIEW: CHARLIE HOBAUGH VIDEO:PRE-FLIGHT INTERVIEW: TRACY CALDWELL VIDEO:PRE-FLIGHT INTERVIEW: RICK MASTRACCHIO VIDEO:PRE-FLIGHT INTERVIEW: DAVE WILLIAMS VIDEO:PRE-FLIGHT INTERVIEW: BARBARA MORGAN VIDEO:PRE-FLIGHT INTERVIEW: ALVIN DREW MORE:STS-134 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Endeavour is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-134. 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The design features the space shuttle Columbia’s historic maiden flight of April 12, 1981.Mercury anniversaryFree shipping to U.S. addresses!Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan Shephard’s historic Mercury mission with this collectors’ item, the official commemorative embroidered patch. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Hurricane-shortened spacewalk about to start BY WILLIAM HARWOOD

  64. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: March 22, 2009Discovery commander Lee Archambault maneuvered the shuttle-space station “stack” today to avoid multiple close encounters with a piece of Chinese space junk that could have posed a threat during a third and final spacewalk Monday. Space station commander Mike Fincke, meanwhile, made solid progress with lab’s urine recycling system and resumed testing late in the day after resolving a snag earlier in the day.”We had a little bit of a problem loading up the RFTA, the filter assembly,” outgoing station flight engineer Sandra Magnus told CBS News in a space-to-ground interview. “We ended up changing that and now Mike’s back in the mode of dumping some of our urine tanks, our full urine tanks, into the processor to fill it up and start the processing. So things are moving ahead and we’re hoping for a good outcome here in a few hours or a few days.”Late this evening, Fincke positioned a microphone next to the urine processors newly installed distillation assembly centrifuge for a “dry spin” test to collect acoustic data for an engineering analysis. The system’s original distillation unit failed shortly after installation last year, presumably due to internal mechanical interference of some sort.”The dry spin is going very successfully,” Fincke reported as the new centrifuge spun up. “I remember the original distillation assembly and I never remember it being this quiet. … It’s looking great so far.””Concur. We see good data as well, happy day,” replied Lucia McCullough in mission control.Fincke planned to oversee the start of the first “wet” test using stored urine later this evening.While the Discovery astronauts enjoyed a half-day off earlier today, flight controllers at the Johnson Space Center in Houston began evaluating a predicted close encounter with a piece of Chinese space junk. Tracking data indicated the 4-inch-wide debris would repeatedly cross the space station’s path Monday afternoon.Concerned about having to carry out a debris avoidance maneuver during a spacewalk, lead flight director Kwatsi Alibaruho said mission managers decided to protectively make a subtle change today to preclude any close encounters. Rather than firing rocket thrusters and making a major change in the station’s trajectory, flight planners had Archambault maneuver the combined shuttle-station stack into a normal undocking orientation with Discovery’s belly pointed in the direction of travel.In that orientation, atmospheric friction, or drag, would provide most of the energy needed to lower the station’s altitude slightly with the same result as a rocket firing that changed the station’s velocity by 1 foot per second. Archambault maintained that undocking attitude for about three hours before moving back to the normal orientation with the shuttle behind the station.”Space debris is becoming an ever increasing challenge,” Alibaruho agreed. “On one level, it causes us great concern, it’s potentially hazardous to the spacecraft. We’ve been very fortunate, and also very diligent about monitoring for space debris, we do that in partnership with other government agencies that gives us the capability to try to predict when we may have a problem and adjust.”The process of adjusting the orbit of the space station is a big deal. It requires a lot of planning, it’s very resource intensive. When we do not have a shuttle there, it requires a great deal of coordination and analysis between mission control in Houston and mission control in Russia. … It’s a big deal, it’s very tiring. But at the same time, we accept it as a necessary part of our business.”The threat posed by space debris has been in the news in recent weeks following a collision between to satellites in February and a predicted encounter just before Discovery’s launch that forced the station crew to briefly take refuge in the lab’s Soyuz lifeboat.For his part, Archambault told CBS News he believed the events of recent weeks “seem like a coincidence. We have had a couple of these in the last couple of weeks, but as far as I know, it is coincidental.”Asked if the spacewalkers viewed space debris as a concern, astronaut Steven Swanson said “I guess I don’t think too much about that. We have enough other risks and worries to take on as we go outside and I’m just trying to get the job done right. That’s what I’m concentrating on.”During a spacewalk Saturday, Swanson and Joseph Acaba had problems deploying an external payload storage mechanism on the station’s left-side solar power truss. During a briefing later, officials said a clamp appeared to have been installed incorrectly, preventing the mechanism from rotating into the fully deployed position.Alibaruho said today the clamp did, in fact, appear to be in the wrong orientation, but he and Swanson both said that did not appear to be what was preventing a full deployment.The detent that must be disengaged to allow smooth movement was “a lot stiffer than we thought it was going to be,” Swanson told CBS. “And I didn’t actually pull down very hard on it. So once it wouldn’t come down with just a little pull, we started looking around (for what might be wrong). That pin might have been a little big out of config, but it shouldn’t have actually stopped it.”So we started looking around and we were worried about that, but now since we came back in and have more data, it looks like if I’d just pulled hard on it, it would have come on down. So tomorrow, when Joe and Ricky (Arnold) go out, that’s one of the first things they’re going to do … is to pull down on it with more strength and see if it comes loose.”If that doesn’t work, however, the spacewalkers likely will simply tie the mechanism down with straps to prevent inadvertent movement and move on to other tasks.”The idea for plan B is we were probably going to just tie it down for right now until the ground can come up with more ideas on what the real problem is,” Swanson said. “Because that’s what all the models, all the engineering analysis, shows, it’s probably just the detent position. So if it’s not that, then they really don’t know and we don’t know exactly what the problem is and (to make sure) we don’t hurt anything else, we’re just going to tie it down for long duration so it can stay up here for a while while they work on the problem and come up with a solution.”Alibaruho said part of the problem Saturday was that “we train our astronauts not to apply excessive forces on any kind of rotating mechanism. So when the mechanism did not rotate freely with a slight application of force, we investigated the possibility there was some binding or some interference with the mechanism. So the fix for it may be as simple as pulling on it harder to free it from the detent.”But this is, again, a theory, we won’t really know until we get the spacewalkers at the site. … Our first order will be to try to pull harder to try to get the mechanism to its nominal position. 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  65. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: October 30, 2007Astronauts Scott Parazynski and Doug Wheelock are gearing up for a dramatic spacewalk today to re-attach the 35,000-pound P6 solar array truss after a two-day, 145-foot move, bolting it to the far left end of the space station’s main power truss where it will remain for the life of the lab complex. Parazynski also plans to carry out a brief inspection of a second solar array rotary joint to provide more insight into what might be causing contamination in a joint inspected Sunday.P6 was the first set of U.S. solar arrays launched to the station, attached to a central truss in 2000 to provide the power needed during the early stages of construction. The lab’s main power truss is now built, with solar arrays – port 4 (P4) and starboard 4 (S4) – now in place on both sides, clearing the way to move P6 to its permanent mounting point on the left end of the power truss. A fourth set of arrays, S6, will be mounted on the right end of the truss next year.Getting the P6 arrays re-extended on the end of the port power truss is critical for continuing station assembly. Because of metallic contamination in the right-side solar array rotary joint, the S4 solar array panels on the starboard side of the station are locked in place and are not turning to track the sun, reducing the amount of power available to the station’s systems.To support the upcoming addition of European and Japanese research modules, NASA needs to get the P6 arrays re-extended and rotating alongside the P4 panels to generate as much power as possible while engineers figure out how to resolve the contamination issue in the right-side rotary joint.The P6 truss, its two huge solar panels stowed and its electrical systems shut down, was detached during a spacewalk by Parazynski and Dan Tani on Sunday. The station’s robot arm handed the segment off to the shuttle’s arm on Monday, moved 80 feet to a work site at the left end of the power truss and re-grappled P6 for today’s installation. The arm will be operated by Stephanie Wilson and Tani from inside the Destiny laboratory module.To install P6, the 50-foot-long station arm will be fully extended from its position at work site No. 8 on the power truss, moving the massive segment outboard of the P4 arrays and a short spacer segment known as P5. Parazynski and Wheelock will be positioned near P5 to provide guidance cues for Wilson and Tani. Once the base of the segment is close enough to P5, Wheelock will activate a capture claw to pull the two components together before bolts at all four corners are engaged to complete the 145-foot move.”On flight day 8 I’ll be going out again with Doug Wheelock, on what I think will be our most spectacular spacewalk,” Parazynski said in a NASA interview. “We’ll be at the very tip of the space station, as far as you can possibly get from the comforts of the airlock, a (greater) distance then we’ve ever had the opportunity to go. We’ll have Dan and Stephanie at the controls of the space station robotic arm. We’ll be giving them verbal feedback on the precise alignment of the P6 truss relative to the P5 truss.”Once we see everything is perfectly aligned, then they’ll be issuing a command to bring the P6 into opposition with the mating interface there. Hopefully, we’ve given them the best insight possible, everything is perfectly aligned and we’ll drive those four RTAS bolts around the corners of the truss, and then it’ll be hard mated, where P6 will live for the duration of the international space station.”Parazynski will connect four power cables and both spacewalkers will remove thermal covers that were placed over critical electrical components called sequential shunt units before P6 was detached. Parazynski then plans to release restraints holding P6’s ammonia radiator panels in place so the astronauts inside the station can deploy them. Wheelock will make his way back to the shuttle to move a spare 525-pound power switching unit to an external stowage platform near the station’s airlock.”Doug and I will mate several connectors, power and data, to and from the P6 truss,” Parazynski said. “We’ll then travel out to the very tip of P6 and remove those blankets that we installed on EVA-1 over the sequential shunt unit boxes. Doug will then depart and head back toward the center part of the space station, for the lab. He’ll set up the shuttle arm with a foot restraint. And he’ll get in work to transfer the MBSU, or the Main Bus Switching Unit – we have that on a side wall carrier in the payload bay – he’ll bring that up to space station.”Later in the spacewalk I’ll help him attach that to a kind of a maintenance and logistics depot that we call ESP-2, or External Stowage Platform number 2. It’s very close to the airlock. While he’s off working with the robotic arm, Stephanie and George Zamka on the flight deck of the shuttle will be controlling that portion of the flight. I’ll stay out at the tip of P6 and I’ll deploy or enable deployment of the aft radiator. There’s several cinches and other interfaces that I’ll have to work with, to enable that. Once that’s complete, I’ll get out of the way and then the ground controllers are really off to the races.”Deployment of the P6 solar panels is scheduled to begin toward the end of the spacewalk and should be complete about an hour after it is over. Fully extended, the panels will stretch 240 feet from tip to tip.”There’s actually three separate teams in mission control working on the power systems of P6,” Parazynski said. “Very complex choreography and sequenced events such that we can hopefully get both solar arrays deployed on flight day 8. That’s our goal. So as I clear the P6 worksite, the radiator will come out and hopefully fairly soon thereafter we’ll start deploying the solar array wings. Pam and Dan Tani inside will be on a PCS, a laptop display and looking at various cameras and working in close concert with folks on the ground to deploy those radiators.”In the original flight plan, Parazynski planned to leave P6 after releasing the radiator restraints and move to the P1 truss segment to activate the deployment mechanism on two large radiators, part of the station’s main cooling system. But the plan was changed in the wake of Sunday’s spacewalk when Tani, inspecting the starboard solar array rotary joint – used to turn outboard arrays to keep them face on to the sun – discovered metallic shavings contaminating the interior of the mechanism.NASA managers decided to have Parazynski inspect the port-side solar alpha rotary joint, or SARJ, during today’s spacewalk to provide a comparison and document the condition of a joint known to be operating smoothly. NASA’s Mission Management Team decided Monday to extend Discovery’s flight one day and to revise the crew’s fourth spacewalk Thursday to include a more thorough inspection of the right-side SARJ. A fifth and final spacewalk is now planned for Saturday, by station commander Peggy Whitson and flight engineer Yuri Malenchenko, to continue outfitting the newly installed Harmony module.Here is a timeline of today’s activity. Readers are advised that as of 3 a.m., the spacewalkers were running well ahead of schedule (in EDT and mission elapsed time; include revision E of the NASA television schedule):EDT……..DD…HH…MM…EVENT12:38 AM…06…13…00…STS/ISS crew wakeup01:13 AM…06…13…35…EVA-3: Airlock repress to 14.7 psi; hygiene break02:23 AM…06…14…45…EVA-3; Campout EVA preps03:53 AM…06…16…15…EVA-3: Spacesuit purge04:08 AM…06…16…30…EVA-3: Spacesuit oxygen pre-breathe05:08 AM…06…17…30…EVA-3: Airlock depressurization05:28 AM…06…17…50…EVA-3: Spacesuits to battery power05:33 AM…06…17…55…EVA-3: Airlock egress06:03 AM…06…18…25…EVA-3: Parazynski: Attach P6 to P506:18 AM…06…18…40…EVA-3: Wheelock: Attach P6 to P508:13 AM…06…20…35…Station arm (SSRMS): P6 ungrapple08:13 AM…06…20…35…EVA-3: Parazynski: P5/P6 umbilical connections08:48 AM…06…21…10…EVA-3: Wheelock: P5/P6 umbilical connections08:53 AM…06…21…15…EVA-3: Parazynski: SSU shroud removal09:03 AM…06…21…25…EVA-3: Wheelock: SSU shroud removal09:28 AM…06…21…50…EVA-3: Parazynski: Radiator cinch release10:03 AM…06…22…25…EVA-3: Wheelock: MBSU transfer10:28 AM…06…22…50…EVA-3: Parazynski: Port SARJ inspection10:33 AM…06…22…55…P6 radiator deployment11:08 AM…06…23…30…EVA-3: Parazynski: Radiator squib firing unit (if time available)11:18 AM…06…23…40…EVA-3: Parazynski: MBSU transfer11:58 AM…07…00…20…P6 solar array deployment begins12:03 PM…07…00…25…EVA-3: Parazynski: Airlock ingress12:18 PM…07…00…40…EVA-3: Wheelock: Airlock ingress12:38 PM…07…01…00…EVA-3: Airlock repressurization12:38 PM…07…01…00…2B array 100 percent deployed01:28 PM…07…01…50…4B array 100 percent deployed01:48 PM…07…02…10…SSRMS powerdown02:30 PM…07…02…52…Mission status briefing on NASA TV04:08 PM…07…04…30…ISS crew sleep begins04:38 PM…07…05…00…STS crew sleep begins05:00 PM…07…05…22…Daily video highlights reel on NASA TV10:30 PM…07…10…52…Flight director update on NASA TVDeployment of the P6 solar arrays will be carefully monitored, in part because of problems experienced retracting the huge panels during a previous shuttle mission when frayed guidewires hung up on grommets and the arrays did not fold properly along panel hinge lines. NASA managers are confident the arrays will deploy smoothly today because like a road map, it is easier to pull the folding panels open than it is to fold them neatly into compact storage boxes.”The mechanics of the retraction versus the deploy are very different,” said flight director Derek Hassmann. “When we deploy the array, there’s significantly more force, or load, on the array. So I would not expect that type of grommet sticking to be a problem. Another problem we saw in multiple places on the 2B and 4B arrays during the retraction was the folding issue where the hinges of the array did not fold in the proper direction. … We don’t expect that to be a problem on the deploy, either, because again, you’re applying a consistent load across each of the solar array wings.”So there’s a fair amount of confidence and a fair amount of optimism that the deploy’s going to go well. We’ve looked at all the failure mechanisms that we think are possible or conceivable and it’s very different from a retraction. I have quite a bit of confidence this will go well. If it doesn’t, we have time built into the timeline and the crew is trained to go outside and do a spacewalk and help us out if we need that kind of help.”But there is not a lot spacewalking astronauts can do if the deployment runs into problems. Because of P6’s location at the far left end of the power truss, the station’s robot arm does not have enough reach to position a spacewalker beyond the base of the arrays. The astronauts could manually extend the panels using power tools if necessary, but they will be unable to reach more than the lowest sections of the two array masts.”With P6 on Z1 (in its original position), we were able to put an EVA crew member on the station robotic arm and essentially maneuver him to any place on the array where we thought we had a problem,” Hassmann said. “Basically, they would identify an area of interest or perhaps a grommet snag or any other problem they might have seen, then we could maneuver them to the area of interest.”With P6 on P5, the (station arm) simply cannot reach. We can use it for viewing, but with the mobile transporter at work site 8 and the station robotic arm extended as far as it can practically get, we can’t use it to support an EVA crew member on the arm. If we do need to support any kind of contingency operations, we’ll have the EVA crew basically in an extending device attached to the structure of P6 and their access will only be to the first couple of panels, essentially, and then to the blanket box. So that’s one limitation we’re going to have to deal with.”Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 7 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:MONDAY’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:ANOTHER RADIATOR DEPLOYED FROM THE S1 TRUSS VIDEO:RADIATOR DEPLOYED FROM STARBOARD 1 TRUSS VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS HAVE SOME FUN IN HARMONY VIDEO:CREW INTERVIEWED BY ABC NEWS VIDEO:CREW INTERVIEWED BY NBC NEWS VIDEO:CREW INTERVIEWED BY CNN VIDEO:NARRATED ANIMATION OF RADIATOR DEPLOYS VIDEO:NARRATED ANIMATION OF PORT 6 HANDOFF VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 6 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:POST-SPACEWALK MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:ROBOT ARM GRAPPLE BASE INSTALLED ON HARMONY VIDEO:STATION CABLING FOR P6 TRUSS CONFIGURED VIDEO:TANI COLLECTS SAMPLES OF DEBRIS IN ROTARY JOINT VIDEO:TANI DISCOVERS UNKNOWN DEBRIS INSIDE ROTARY JOINT VIDEO:THE PORT 6 TRUSS DETACHED FROM THE SPACE STATION VIDEO:SPACEWALKERS UNBOLT THE PORT 6 TRUSS VIDEO:NARRATED ANIMATION OF PORT 6 REMOVAL VIDEO:PREVIEW OF SUNDAY’S SPACEWALK VIDEO:BIOGRAPHY MOVIE ON DISCOVERY’S ASTRONAUTS VIDEO:BIOGRAPHY MOVIE ON EXPEDITION 16 CREW VIDEO:BIOGRAPHY ON NEW EXPEDITION 16 MEMBER DAN TANI VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 5 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:CREW INTERVIEWED BY CBS NEWS VIDEO:CREW INTERVIEWED BY FOX NEWS VIDEO:CREW INTERVIEWED BY WHAM-TV VIDEO:SATURDAY’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS ENTER HARMONY FOR FIRST TIME VIDEO:CREW COMMENTS FROM INSIDE HARMONY VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 4 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:POST-EVA MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:FIRST STS-120 SPACEWALK CONCLUDES VIDEO:ROBOT ARM INSTALLS HARMONY ON THE STATION VIDEO:HARMONY MODULE LIFTED OUT OF PAYLOAD BAY VIDEO:S-BAND ANTENNA STOWED IN DISCOVERY’S BAY VIDEO:WHEELOCK RIDES STATION ARM WITH ANTENNA VIDEO:MISSION STS-120’S SPACEWALK NO. 1 BEGINS VIDEO:ANIMATED PREVIEW OF HARMONY INSTALLATION VIDEO:NARRATED ANIMATION OF SHUTTLE PAYLOAD BAY VIDEO:HARMONY’S PRE-LAUNCH PREPS AT THE CAPE VIDEO:BACKGROUND INFO ON HARMONY MODULE VIDEO:PREVIEW OF FRIDAY’S SPACEWALK VIDEO:THURSDAY MANAGEMENT TEAM NEWS BRIEFING VIDEO:POST-DOCKING MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:INSPECTION BOOM HANDED BETWEEN ROBOT ARMS VIDEO:SHUTTLE CREW WELCOMED ABOARD THE STATION VIDEO:RING BETWEEN THE DOCKING PORTS RETRACTED VIDEO:REPLAY OF DOCKING FROM PAYLOAD BAY CAMERAS VIDEO:SHUTTLE DISCOVERY DOCKS TO THE STATION VIDEO:DISCOVERY PERFORMS 360-DEGREE BACKFLIP VIDEO:SHUTTLE APPROACHES STATION FROM BELOW VIDEO:NARRATED PREVIEW OF THE DOCKING VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:BRIEFING ON LAUNCH IMAGERY AND TANK’S PERFORMANCE VIDEO:WEDNESDAY’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:HEAT SHIELD INSPECTIONS EXPLAINED VIDEO:THE FLIGHT DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:INSIDE MISSION CONTROL DURING LAUNCH VIDEO:DISCOVERY’S LAUNCH AS SEEN LIVE VIDEO:EXTERNAL TANK CAMERA FROM LIFTOFF TO ORBIT VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: VAB ROOF VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: KSC RUNWAY VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: BEACH TRACKER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: UCS-23 WIDESCREEN VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PLAYALINDA WIDESCREEN VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: WEST TOWER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PRESS SITE VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 009 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 041 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 049 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 050 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 051 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 054 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 060 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 061 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 063 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 070 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA 071 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA UCS-12 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA UCS-15 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA CS-1 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA CS-2 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA CS-6 VIDEO:THE CREW DEPARTS QUARTERS FOR THE PAD VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS SUITS UP ON LAUNCH MORNING VIDEO:A LOOK BACK AT SHUTTLE DISCOVERY’S HISTORY VIDEO:PAD 39A’S ROTATING GANTRY MOVED BACK VIDEO:INTERVIEW CLIPS WITH THE ASTRONAUTS VIDEO:MONDAY MORNING’S STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:PRE-LAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE VIDEO:SUNDAY COUNTDOWN STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:SATURDAY COUNTDOWN STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:WATCH THE CREW’S ARRIVAL FOR LAUNCH VIDEO:NEWS CONFERENCE AFTER FLIGHT READINESS REVIEW VIDEO:SHUTTLE DISCOVERY ROLLS TO LAUNCH PAD 39A VIDEO:CRANE HOISTS DISCOVERY FOR MATING TO TANK VIDEO:DISCOVERY MOVED TO THE VEHICLE ASSEMBLY BUILDING VIDEO:HYDRAULIC SEALS REPLACED ON LANDING GEAR STRUT VIDEO:FUEL TANK ATTACHED TO SOLID ROCKET BOOSTERS VIDEO:FOAM REMOVED FROM FUEL TANK FEEDLINE BRACKETS VIDEO:STS-120 MISSION OVERVIEW BRIEFING VIDEO:PREVIEW OF THE MISSION’S FIVE SPACEWALKS VIDEO:DISCOVERY’S ASTRONAUTS MEET THE PRESS VIDEO:BRIEFING ON SHUTTLE AND ISS PROGRAMS MORE:Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is now available in our store. 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  66. After two days of fruitless, around-the-clock troubleshooting, engineers disconnected the computers from U.S. solar power early Friday on the theory something in the circuitry was producing “noise” or otherwise interfering with the operation of the German-built computers. The computers are equipped with power supplies that include protective low-voltage circuitry sensitive to such noise.When commands were sent to activate the isolated computers, they failed to respond properly and engineers feared the worst – a subtle software bug or a hardware failure that at some point, in a worst-case scenario, could force the station crew to abandon ship.The Russians ultimately determined that two computers – one terminal lane and one central lane – had suffered hardware failures in their secondary power supplies earlier in the week. So they asked station commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineer Oleg Kotov to bypass the suspect power supply circuitry in the other four computers.To the relief of the U.S. and Russian flight control teams, the procedure worked and the computers booted normally.”There were a lot of really smart people here and over in Moscow working literally around the clock to try to figure out what we needed to do,” Ridings said early today. “And I’m happy to report we have established some communication with the computers on the Russian segment.”The computer initially were allowed to run in self-test mode to verify their general health. Overnight, during passes over Russian ground stations, Russian engineers “started doing some further troubleshooting,” Ridings said. “The first thing they were able to do was bring up one of those two lanes of the central computer to an operational state where they could send commands to it, receive some telemetry. We managed to get the central computer … on the U.S. side to communicate so now we’ve got the top-tier computer in both the Russian segment and the U.S. segment talking to each other. … So that was great progress.”The next step is the terminal computer, which is the guidance and navigation computer on the Russian segment, or SMTC,” Ridings said. “They turned that computer on, it took a little more work, but just as before, they managed to synch up with the U.S. GNC computer and that SMTC and have them talk to each other as well. They were working on getting all the software modes set right and get everything looking stable and steady so that kind of bit by bit we can check and make sure our attitude control system is working properly.”So of the four computers I’ve mentioned – Russian central computer, U.S. central computer, U.S. navigation computer and Russian navigation computer – all four of them are talking to each other, which is a huge improvement from yesterday.”After assessing the operation of the machines, the Russians switched one central computer lane and one terminal lane to operational mode.”Now that we’ve got command capability and telemetry, our Russian colleagues are going to start bringing al the systems back on line, kind of take baby steps and do it bit by bit,” Ridings said. “Same thing with our attitude control system.”Early today, Russian flight controllers asked Yurchikhin and Kotov to hotwire the two computers with failed power supply switches to get all of the machines in the same state.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:SECOND SOLAR WING FULLY DEPLOYED VIDEO:SECOND SOLAR WING DEPLOYED HALF-WAY VIDEO:FIRST SOLAR WING FULLY DEPLOYED VIDEO:FIRST SOLAR WING DEPLOYED HALF-WAY VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 4 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:POST-SPACEWALK STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:BRIEFING ON MISSION EXTENSION PLANS VIDEO:SPACEWALK No. 1 BEGINS VIDEO:NARRATED PREVIEW OF THE SPACEWALKS VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:SUNDAY’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:SHUTTLE CREW WELCOMED ABOARD STATION VIDEO:ATLANTIS DOCKS WITH THE SPACE STATION VIDEO:WATCH THE RENDEZVOUS BACKFLIP MANUEVER VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:SATURDAY’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:INSIDE MISSION CONTROL DURING LAUNCH VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: VIEW FROM COMPLEX 41 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD PERIMETER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: THE VAB ROOF VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: THE PRESS SITE VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: UCS-23 TRACKER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD FRONT CAMERA VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA AT THE BEACH VIDEO:LAUNCH OF ATLANTIS! 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The design features the space shuttle Columbia’s historic maiden flight of April 12, 1981.Mercury anniversaryFree shipping to U.S. addresses!Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan Shephard’s historic Mercury mission with this collectors’ item, the official commemorative embroidered patch.Fallen Heroes Patch CollectionThe official patches from Apollo 1, the shuttle Challenger and Columbia crews are available in the store. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.STS-117 Mission CoverageAtlantis arrives back home after cross-country tripSpace shuttle Atlantis returned home to the Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday morning, completing a two-day coast-to-coast piggyback ride atop a modified Boeing 747 ferrying jet that included rare stops in America’s heartland.IMAGES: IMAGES: Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:FERRY FLIGHT LANDS IN FLORIDA VIDEO:THE BOEING 747 AIRCRAFT IS TOWED OFF THE RUNWAY VIDEO:POST-FLIGHT COMMENTS FROM SHUTTLE MANAGER VIDEO:ATLANTIS’ FERRY FLIGHT TAKES OFF SUNDAY MORNING VIDEO:SHUTTLE CARRIER AIRCRAFT ROLLS TO THE RUNWAY VIDEO:LANDING AT EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE VIDEO:LANDING REPLAY: SHUTTLE ONBOARD CAMERA VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 13 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 12 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 11 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 10 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 9 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 8 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 7 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 6 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 5 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 4 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:LAUNCH OF ATLANTIS! VIDEO:FULL LENGTH MOVIE OF ASCENT TO ORBIT VIDEO:EXTERNAL TANK ONBOARD VIDEO CAMERA VIDEO:SOLID ROCKET BOOSTER ONBOARD LAUNCH CAMERAS MORE:Space shuttle Atlantis glides to California landingRunning a day late because of blustery Florida weather, the space shuttle Atlantis dropped out of a sunny Mojave Desert sky and swooped to a smooth touchdown on Runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base, California, to close out an action-packed space station assembly mission.IMAGES: – live updates!Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:ATLANTIS LANDS AT EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE VIDEO:LANDING REPLAY: SHUTTLE ONBOARD CAMERA VIDEO:LANDING REPLAY: CAMERA 1 VIDEO:LANDING REPLAY: CAMERA 2 VIDEO:LANDING REPLAY: CAMERA 3 VIDEO:LANDING REPLAY: CAMERA 4 VIDEO:INSIDE MISSION CONTROL WITH ENTRY TEAM VIDEO:NEWS CONFERENCE AFTER LANDING VIDEO:POST-LANDING COMMENTS FROM THE CREW VIDEO:WAVEOFF FOR FRIDAY’S FIRST LANDING CHANCE VIDEO:BAD WEATHER SCRUBS THURSDAY’S LANDING VIDEO:FIRST LANDING OPPORTUNITY WAVED OFF VIDEO:PRE-LANDING MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:CREW INTERVIEWS WITH NBC, ABC AND CNN VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 12 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE MORE:Atlantis due home ThursdayThe Atlantis astronauts have packed up for a hoped-for return to Earth Thursday to close out their successful space station assembly mission. The only question mark is the weather, with forecasters calling for low clouds and afternoon showers at the Kennedy Space Center for the early afternoon landing. [updated at 9:20 p.m.]Atlantis departs the space station after successful visitWith pilot Lee Archambault at the controls, Atlantis undocked from the space station Tuesday morning. A couple of hours later, dramatic video looking back past the tail of the shuttle showed the station small in the distance, its face-on solar arrays looking like the wings of a “Star Wars” TIE fighter.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:TUESDAY’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:UNIQUE VIEW OF STATION OVER TAIL OF ATLANTIS VIDEO:ATLANTIS AS SEEN FROM STATION DURING FLYAROUND VIDEO:FOOTAGE OF THE STATION DURING SHUTTLE FLYAROUND VIDEO:SPACECRAFT FLY INTO SUNRISE DURING SEPARATION VIDEO:STATION’S VIEW OF SHUTTLE ATLANTIS UNDOCKING VIDEO:HATCHES CLOSED BETWEEN SHUTTLE AND STATION VIDEO:SUNI WILLIAMS’ TEARFUL FAREWELL MESSAGE MORE:Shuttle set to undock; Russian computers testedThe Atlantis astronauts said goodbye to the international space station’s crew late Monday, floating out of the Destiny laboratory module one by one before sealing hatches and gearing up for undocking Tuesday morning.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 11 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:MONDAY’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:TWO CREWS’ FAREWELL CEREMONY MORE:Suni Williams bids tearful farewell to space stationIn her final daily planning conference with space station controllers in the United States and Russia, astronaut Sunita Williams, now the world’s most experienced female space flier, bid a tearful farewell to her Russian crewmates, her American replacement – Clay Anderson – and the laboratory she’s called home since last December.Atlantis crew wraps up fourth and final spacewalkAstronauts Pat Forrester and Steve Swanson put the finishing touches on a dramatic space station assembly mission Sunday, completing a fourth and final spacewalk to activate a new solar array rotation mechanism and ready the lab complex for a critical sequence of upcoming construction flights.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 10 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:POST-SPACEWALK STATUS UPDATE VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH LEAD EVA OFFICER VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 9 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:IN-FLIGHT CREW NEWS CONFERENCE MORE:Two more space station computers revivedHoping for the best, station commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineer Oleg Kotov hot wired two computers aboard the international space station today that engineers had feared were victims of fatal power supply failures. To everyone’s delight, the machines promptly booted up and appeared to be running normally, two more successes in an improbable recovery from crippling computer crashes last week.Williams sets new space endurance recordEarly today, outgoing space station astronaut Sunita Williams, launched to the lab complex aboard shuttle Discovery last December, passed the 188-day four-hour mark, setting a new space endurance record for female astronauts. The old record was set by Shannon Lucid during a stay aboard the old Russian Mir space station.Astronauts wrap up successful spacewalkEnjoying an unexpected reversal of fortune, Russian cosmonauts carried out electronic bypass surgery Friday to resuscitate the station’s befuddled electronic brains. The spacewalkers then fluffed and pampered a huge set of solar blankets, coaxing them back into compact storage boxes and avoiding a host of feared problems.Shuttle blanket repair work goes smoothlyAstronaut Danny Olivas, anchored to the end of the shuttle Atlantis’ robot arm, carried out orbital surgery on the ship’s heat shield Friday, using a medical stapler and stainless steel pins in a bid to secure a peeled-back insulation blanket on one of the orbiter’s aft rocket pods.Computers brought to life after impromptu repairIn a possible breakthrough, space station commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and flight engineer Oleg Kotov used a jumper cable to bypass a suspect secondary power supply switch Friday and successfully activated four of six navigation and command computers that appeared to malfunction earlier this week, NASA officials said.Atlantis solid rocket booster cameras dazzleHitch a ride up and down on the twin solid rocket boosters that launched shuttle Atlantis last week. Each booster was outfitted with three cameras to give NASA upclose footage of the vehicle’s ascent. The video provides beautiful views of the launch, booster separation from the shuttle and the fall into the Atlantic for retrieval.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:LEFT-HAND BOOSTER LOOKING UP VIDEO:LEFT-HAND BOOSTER LOOKING IN VIDEO:LEFT-HAND BOOSTER LOOKING DOWN VIDEO:RIGHT-HAND BOOSTER LOOKING UP VIDEO:RIGHT-HAND BOOSTER LOOKING IN VIDEO:RIGHT-HAND BOOSTER LOOKING DOWN Computers shut down again for more troubleshootingRussian computers aboard the international space station failed to boot up properly early today even though they were cut off from U.S. solar array power. Engineers had speculated that some subtle change in the station’s shared power grid, caused by the installation this week of a new solar array, might have triggered the Russian computer crashes that have crippled the space station.Station teams scramble to resolve computer glitchA major computer failure in the Russian segment of the international space station, possibly triggered by the addition of new U.S. solar arrays earlier this week, has shut down critical systems and left the outpost dependent on the shuttle Atlantis for any major changes in orientation.Shuttle astronauts complete lengthy spacewalkAstronauts Pat Forrester and Steve Swanson wrapped up a grueling seven-hour and 16-minute spacewalk Wednesday after partially retracting a solar array blanket and setting up a powerful rotary joint needed to turn another set of arrays to follow the sun.Today’s events: Spacewalk and solar panel retractionAstronauts Patrick Forrester and Steve Swanson are gearing up this morning for a planned six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk to finish rigging a massive rotary joint that will slowly turn a newly installed set of solar arrays to keep them face on to the sun. They also will assist, if necessary, the retraction of the P6-2B solar array extending at right angles to the long axis of the station and the newly installed S4 arrays.Computer glitches impact station attitude controlA Russian navigation computer aboard the international space station hung up Tuesday, triggering a chain reaction of computer miscues in the midst of work to unfurl two huge new solar blankets.Space station deploys its new set of solar wingsTwo new solar array wings attached to the international space station Monday were slowly unfurled Tuesday, pulled from their storage boxes by self-assembling masts. Carried out in stages, the 15-foot-wide wings extended like giant window blinds, stretching some 240 feet from tip to tip. – live updates!Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:SECOND SOLAR WING FULLY DEPLOYED VIDEO:SECOND SOLAR WING DEPLOYED HALF-WAY VIDEO:FIRST SOLAR WING FULLY DEPLOYED VIDEO:FIRST SOLAR WING DEPLOYED HALF-WAY MORE:Station’s new solar wings to be unfurled todayThe Atlantis astronauts were awakened at 9:08 a.m. by a recording of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” beamed up from mission control. The crew plans to monitor the deployment of a new set of solar arrays they attached to the space station Monday before enjoying a few hours of off-duty time later today.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 4 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:POST-SPACEWALK STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:BRIEFING ON MISSION EXTENSION PLANS VIDEO:NARRATED PREVIEW OF THE SPACEWALKS VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 3 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE MORE:Mission extended two days; blanket repair orderedNASA’s Mission Management Team decided Monday to extend the shuttle Atlantis’ mission by two days and to add a fourth spacewalk Sunday. That will give the astronauts enough time to complete their space station assembly tasks and fix a pulled-up insulation blanket on one of the ship’s aft rocket pods. Flight controllers plan to make a decision Tuesday on whether to add the blanket repair to the third or fourth spacewalk.Truss connected to station, spacewalk completedThe astronauts attached a 36,000-pound solar array truss segment to the international space station Monday, then Atlantis crewmates Jim Reilly and Danny Olivas went outside for a six-hour spacewalk to make critical electrical connections and remove a variety of launch locks.Truss attachment, spacewalk on tap todayThe Atlantis astronauts are gearing up to attach a 36,000-pound solar array truss segment to the international space station today. Once the stowed arrays are in place, astronauts Jim Reilly and Danny Olivas plan to stage a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk to make critical electrical connections and remove a variety of launch locks.Shannon leaning toward spacewalk repair of blanketConcern about possible re-entry heat damage to the underlying structure of the shuttle Atlantis’ left-side maneuvering rocket pod under a pulled-up insulation blanket may prompt a simple spacewalk repair job, the chairman of NASA’s Mission Management Team said Sunday.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:SUNDAY’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING MORE:Atlantis arrives at station after smooth rendezvousCommander Rick Sturckow guided the shuttle Atlantis to a picture-perfect docking with the international space station Sunday after a dramatic end-over-end flip across the heart of South America to let the station crew photograph the shuttle’s fragile heat shield. – [updated]Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:SHUTTLE CREW WELCOMED ABOARD STATION VIDEO:ATLANTIS DOCKS WITH THE SPACE STATION VIDEO:WATCH THE RENDEZVOUS BACKFLIP MANUEVER VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE MORE:Atlantis set to arrive at the space station todayThe shuttle Atlantis is closing in on the international space station today for a long-awaited linkup to deliver a new crew member and a $367 million set of solar arrays. The new arrays are needed to boost the lab’s power and help pave the way for arrival of European and Japanese research modules late this year and early next.NASA pleased with tank; shuttle blanket examinedThe Atlantis astronauts late Saturday used the shuttle’s robot arm and a powerful camera on the end of a heat-shield inspection boom to take a close-up look at a pulled up insulation blanket on one of the ship’s aft rocket pods.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:SATURDAY’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING MORE:Crew’s first full day in space will be a busy oneThe astronauts on Saturday were awakened for their first full day in space by a recording of “Big Boy Toys” beamed up from mission control. The astronauts plan to spend the day testing spacewalking suits, checking out the tools needed during rendezvous with the station Sunday and carrying out a detailed inspection of the shuttle’s nose cap and wing leading edge panels. – live updates!Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:INSIDE MISSION CONTROL DURING LAUNCH VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: VIEW FROM COMPLEX 41 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD PERIMETER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: THE VAB ROOF VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: THE PRESS SITE VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: UCS-23 TRACKER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD FRONT CAMERA VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA AT THE BEACH MORE:Atlantis sails to space with station power moduleRunning three months late, the space shuttle Atlantis, carrying seven astronauts and a $367 million set of solar panels, roared to life and raced into orbit Friday, hot on the trail of the international space station.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:LAUNCH OF ATLANTIS! VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS DEPART QUARTERS FOR THE PAD VIDEO:PAD’S ROTATING SERVICE STRUCTURE RETRACTED VIDEO:HIGHLIGHTS FROM ATLANTIS’ LAUNCH CAMPAIGN VIDEO:HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PAYLOAD’S LAUNCH CAMPAIGN MORE:Mission preview: Launching more power for the stationThe shuttle Atlantis is poised for blastoff today to restart space station assembly after a five-month hiatus. The long-delayed flight is part of a critical sequence of missions to prepare the outpost for delivery of European and Japanese research modules. This is our 17,000 word preview of Atlantis’ mission.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:THURSDAY’S COUNTDOWN STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:PRE-LAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE VIDEO:WED. MORNING COUNTDOWN UPDATE MORE:Clocks ticking for Friday’s shuttle launchInside the Kennedy Space Center firing room Tuesday evening, the three-day launch countdown began as planned for Friday evening’s liftoff of space shuttle Atlantis bound for the international space station. – live updates!Space shuttle launch countdown begins tonightShuttle engineers are gearing up today for the start of Atlantis’ countdown to blastoff on a mission to deliver a new set of solar arrays to the international space station. With forecasters predicting a 70 percent chance of good weather, the countdown is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. this evening, targeting a launch attempt at 7:38 p.m. Friday.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:COUNTDOWN STATUS AND WEATHER FORECAST MORE:Atlantis astronauts arrive at the Cape for launchThe seven-man crew of space shuttle Atlantis arrived at Kennedy Space Center on Monday, having flown to the launch site from Houston aboard T-38 training jets. The astronauts are set for launch Friday evening on a mission to the space station.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:THE ASTRONAUTS ARRIVE AT CAPE FOR LAUNCH MORE:Shuttle Atlantis passes flight readiness reviewNASA managers Thursday wrapped up a two-day flight readiness review and cleared the shuttle Atlantis and its seven-member crew for blastoff June 8, at 7:38 p.m., on a hail-delayed mission to deliver a new set of solar arrays to the international space station.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:NEWS BRIEFING FOLLOWING THE READINESS REVIEW MORE:Atlantis returns to the padThe space shuttle Atlantis returned to launch pad 39A Tuesday for its delayed flight to the space station. The 3.5-mile trip took about seven hours to complete. Atlantis had been in the Vehicle Assembly Building for the past two months undergoing hail-damage repairs on the external tank foam. – updatesIMAGES: Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:SHUTTLE ARRIVES BACK ON LAUNCH PAD 39A VIDEO:ATLANTIS LEAVES ASSEMBLY BUILDING AFTER REPAIRS VIDEO:PREVIEW OF ATLANTIS’ MISSION TO THE STATION VIDEO:BIOGRAPHIES OF THE STS-117 SHUTTLE ASTRONAUTS MORE:Atlantis cleared for return to pad with repaired tankThe shuttle Atlantis’ hail-damaged external fuel tank has been repaired, NASA officials said Friday, clearing the shuttle for rollout to launch pad 39A. Blastoff on a long-delayed space station assembly mission is targeted for June 8.VIDEO:FOOTAGE OF TANK REPAIRS BEING COMPLETED Station crew plans changed as shuttle repairs continueRepairs to the shuttle Atlantis’ hail-damaged external fuel tank are going relatively smoothly, with the first of two large-area foam sprays scheduled to begin as early as Sunday. While rollout to launch pad 39A has slipped several days to around May 15, NASA managers say a launch June 8 is still possible, although the schedule is very tight. Managers also approved a plan to bring space station astronaut Sunita Williams back to Earth aboard Atlantis.VIDEO:HOUSTON TELLS SUNI WILLIAMS THE NEW PLAN NASA rethinking Williams’ departure from stationNASA managers are reassessing whether to leave astronaut Sunita Williams aboard the international space station until August, a longer-than-planned stay because of a shuttle launch delay, or to bring her home aboard the Atlantis when flights resume in June, sources say.NASA picks shuttle launch dates for next 12 monthsSpace shuttle program officials have affirmed a new launch schedule to accomplish six flights over the next 12 months that will expand the space station to include the international science laboratory modules.Atlantis to fly with repaired fuel tank around June 8Launch of the shuttle Atlantis on a hail-delayed flight to the international space station is slipping to no earlier than June 8, officials said Tuesday, to give engineers more time to repair damaged foam insulation on the ship’s external fuel tank.Shuttle propulsion system inspections orderedWith external tank repairs in high gear, NASA managers Thursday ordered removal of the shuttle Atlantis’s three main engines for inspections to make sure no contamination is present in the ship’s hydrogen fuel lines. While engineers are hopeful the work can be completed under the umbrella of external tank repairs, getting Atlantis off before its May launch window closes remains a major challenge.NASA holds off on making shuttle tank decisionNASA is pressing ahead with work to repair the shuttle Atlantis’s hail-damaged external fuel tank in hopes of getting the orbiter off on a space station assembly mission before the current launch window closes in late May, officials said Wednesday.Hail-damaged shuttle fuel tank assessment continuesSenior NASA managers, including agency Administrator Mike Griffin, plan to meet late next week to assess the shuttle Atlantis’s hail-damaged external tank, what will be needed to repair it and when the shuttle, originally scheduled for launch March 15, might be able to take off on a space station assembly mission.Safety analysis needed to clear shuttle’s tank repairsAmid ongoing inspections of the shuttle Atlantis’ hail-damaged external fuel tank, engineers are optimistic they can make unprecedented repairs at the Kennedy Space Center, avoiding a lengthy launch delay to late June.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:WORKERS GAIN ACCESS FOR TANK INSPECTIONS MORE:Shuttle Atlantis rolls off launch pad for repairsBattered by an intense hail storm six days earlier, space shuttle Atlantis retreated off launch pad 39A and returned to the cavernous Vehicle Assembly Building on Sunday to undergo thorough inspections and repairs.IMAGES: Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:ATLANTIS ROLLS BACK TO THE VAB VIDEO:TIME-LAPSE MOVIE FROM SUNDAY’S ROLLBACK MORE:Hail storm damage grounds space shuttle AtlantisA sudden, explosive thunderstorm Monday battered the shuttle Atlantis’ external fuel tank with wind-driven, golf ball-sized hail, causing extensive damage to the tank’s protective foam insulation. NASA managers said Tuesday engineers will have to move the shuttle back to the Vehicle Assembly Building for repairs, delaying launch on a space station assembly mission from March 15 to late April.IMAGES: VIDEO: Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:NASA BRIEFING ON LAUNCH DELAY AND ROLLBACK PLANS Space shuttle Atlantisrolls to the launch padLumbering along with a top speed of one-mile-per-hour, space shuttle Atlantis emerged from Kennedy Space Center’s mammoth Vehicle Assembly Building Thursday morning for the trek to the newly refurbished launch pad 39A.IMAGES: IMAGES: Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:ATLANTIS DEPARTS VEHICLE ASSEMBLY BUILDING VIDEO:SHUTTLE ARRIVES AT LAUNCH PAD 39A Shuttle Atlantis leaves hangar for upcoming launchSpace shuttle Atlantis emerged from its hangar at 6:19 a.m. EST Wednesday morning for the quarter-mile trip to the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center’s Complex 39. Atlantis will be joined to its external fuel tank and twin solid rockets inside the VAB before rolling out to launch pad 39A next week. Liftoff carrying a power module to the space station is targeted for March 15.IMAGES: IMAGES: Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:ATLANTIS LEAVES HANGAR AT DAWN VIDEO:SHUTTLE ROLLS TO VEHICLE ASSEMBLY BUILDING VIDEO:TIME-LAPSE OF VAB ARRIVAL VIDEO:TIME-LAPSE OF LIFTING SLING VIDEO:ORBITER GOES VERTICAL IN VAB VIDEO:ATLANTIS JOINS TANK AND BOOSTERS John Glenn Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The historic first orbital flight by an American is marked by this commemorative patch for John Glenn and Friendship 7.Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is available in our store. Get this piece of history!Celebrate the shuttle programFree shipping to U.S. addresses!This special commemorative patch marks the retirement of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. Available in our store!Anniversary Shuttle PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!This embroidered patch commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Program. The design features the space shuttle Columbia’s historic maiden flight of April 12, 1981.Mercury anniversaryFree shipping to U.S. addresses!Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan Shephard’s historic Mercury mission with this collectors’ item, the official commemorative embroidered patch.Fallen Heroes Patch CollectionThe official patches from Apollo 1, the shuttle Challenger and Columbia crews are available in the store. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Engineers troubleshoot station computer problem BY WILLIAM HARWOOD

  67. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: March 13, 2009;Updated after news conferenceAs expected, engineers troubleshooting the hydrogen vent line leak that grounded the shuttle Discovery Wednesday were unable to detect any problems using helium at ambient temperatures, officials said today. While no obvious “smoking guns” have been found, engineers are hopeful that replacing the seals and internal components in the shuttle-vent line interface will resolve the problem and clear the way for launch. The hydrogen vent arm connects the pad tower to the backside of Discovery’s external fuel tank. Credit: NASA TV”We’re going to replace these components and get into a launch attempt Sunday,” said Launch Director Mike Leinbach. “If it doesn’t leak, we’re going to fly. If it does leak again, then we’ll stand down and go look at it again.”If an obvious problem is not found during inspection of the vent line umbilical plate hardware, engineers may not know whether their repair work succeeded until Discovery’s external tank is re-filled with rocket fuel.Fueling is scheduled to begin at 10:18 a.m. Sunday for a launch attempt at 7:43:44 p.m. Shuttle weather officer Kathy Winters predicts an 80 percent chance of good weather Sunday, with a chance of low ceilings that could cause problems. The outlook drops to 70 percent “go” Monday and only 40 percent go Tuesday in the wake of an expected frontal system.Flight planners at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, meanwhile, are continuing to evaluate a variety of options to maximize mission content if Discovery encounters any additional delays and launch slips to Monday or Tuesday. If Discovery isn’t off the ground by Tuesday, the flight will be delayed to around April 7, after an upcoming Russian mission to rotate space station crew members using Soyuz ferry craft.Already running more than a month behind schedule because of suspect hydrogen flow control valves, Discovery must undock from the station by March 25 to make way for the Soyuz mission. For a launch Sunday, the crew will have to eliminate one of four planned spacewalks to undock on time.For a launch Monday, flight plans that include a day set aside for heat shield inspections at the station would feature additional reductions: two spacewalks if a “focused” inspection is required and the crew docks on the third flight day; one EVA if they dock on flight day four. For a Tuesday launch, only one spacewalk would be possible if a focused inspection is required.But if the heat shield inspection is not needed – and the astronauts won’t know that until the fifth or sixth day of the mission – flight planners likely would be able to add one of the lost spacewalks back into the crew’s flight plan while still preserving an undocking on March 25.For a Sunday launch, only three spacewalks are possible under any scenario and that assumes the gaseous hydrogen leak that grounded the shuttle Wednesday can be fixed.The problem cropped up when sensors detected hydrogen leaking from a vent line attached to the side of the shuttle’s external tank. A valve in the tank cycles periodically to reduce pressure when hydrogen gas builds up during the fueling process. The gas is vented overboard and routed to a “flare stack” where the excess hydrogen is burned away.During fueling Wednesday, when the liquid hydrogen section of the tank was nearly full and the vent line was chilled to low temperatures, a leak developed at the vent line/shuttle interface. That interface, known as a ground umbilical carrier plate, or GUCP, passed leak checks at ambient temperatures and appeared to be leak free during the early stages of fueling. The problem only showed up when the tank was 98 percent full and the line was extremely cold.”We had to wait until yesterday, about mid afternoon, before we could even get into the launch pad because of the external tank venting off and being inerted,” Leinbach said. “Once we did get in, we did a very detailed measurement of the ground umbilical carrier plate where we had the leak. All those measurements turned out fine. We then went into a leak check, a standard leak check we always perform when we mate that guy up and that leak check, at ambient conditions, we saw no leaks, which is what we expected.”The ground umbilical plate is on the end of a swing arm that drops away when the shuttle takes off. After disconnecting ordnance, engineers began a detailed tear down and inspection of the suspect hardware.”We don’t have any smoking guns yet,” Leinbach said. “We did see one seal that may have a slight nick on it. Not sure if that’s the real cause of the issue yet. That’s a first report, you’ve got to give us another six or eight hours before we can really declare whether that’s the culprit or not.”We are going to change out all the components in that system as we had planned to do. Whether we found any issues or not, the plan was to change out the soft goods, the seals, etc., and then get back into the re-mating of that line to the external tank and get into the launch configuration. So we are prepared, if we find nothing, to go ahead and reassemble, reconnect and get back into a launch configuration.”But engineers cannot test the vent line components under cryogenic conditions. Leak tests are carried out using helium at ambient temperatures.”The proof of the pudding will be when we get into external tank loading,” Leinbach said. “It’s going to be that thermal effect on the seal, if the seal’s the problem, the thermal effect at that location is what we’ll be looking for.”We’re going to go through a normal loading, we’re not going to change our loading sequence at all,” he said. “There will be a lot of eyes on some (data) plots when we get into that topping scenario. We’ll know Sunday afternoon.”Here is a countdown timeline for Sunday, starting with a two-hour “hold” prior to the start of fueling (in EDT)TIME……….EVENT08:18 AM……Begin 2-hour built-in hold (T-minus 6 hours)08:28 AM……Safe-and-arm PIC test09:18 AM……External tank ready for loading09:41 AM……Mission management team tanking meeting10:18 AM……Resume countdown (T-minus 6 hours)10:18 AM……Liquid oxygen/hydrogen transfer line chilldown10:28 AM……Main propulsion system chill down10:28 AM……LH2 slow fill10:58 AM……LO2 slow fill11:03 AM……Hydrogen ECO sensors go wet11:08 AM……LO2 fast fill11:11 AM……Crew medical checks11:18 AM……LH2 fast fill01:13 PM……LH2 topping01:18 PM……LH2 replenish01:18 PM……LO2 replenish01:18 PM……Begin 2-hour 30-minute built-in hold (T-minus 3 hours)01:18 PM……Closeout crew to white room01:18 PM……External tank in stable replenish mode01:33 PM……Astronaut support personnel comm checks02:03 PM……Pre-ingress switch reconfig02:30 PM……NASA TV coverage begins03:18 PM……Final crew weather briefing03:23 PM……Crew suit up begins03:48 PM……Resume countdown (T-minus 3 hours)03:53 PM……Crew departs O&C building04:23 PM……Crew ingress05:13 PM……Astronaut comm checks05:38 PM……Hatch closure06:08 PM……White room closeout06:28 PM……Begin 10-minute built-in hold (T-minus 20m)06:38 PM……NASA test director countdown briefing06:38 PM……Resume countdown (T-minus 20m)06:39 PM……Backup flight computer to OPS 106:43 PM……KSC area clear to launch06:49 PM……Begin final built-in hold (T-minus 9m)07:19 PM……NTD launch status verification07:34:44 PM…Resume countdown (T-minus 9m)07:36:14 PM…Orbiter access arm retraction07:38:44 PM…Launch window opens07:38:44 PM…Hydraulic power system (APU) start07:38:49 PM…Terminate LO2 replenish07:39:44 PM…Purge sequence 4 hydraulic test07:39:44 PM…IMUs to inertial07:39:49 PM…Aerosurface profile07:40:14 PM…Main engine steering test07:40:49 PM…Oxygen tank pressurization07:41:09 PM…Fuel cells to internal reactants07:41:14 PM…Clear caution-and-warning memory07:41:44 PM…Crew closes visors07:41:47 PM…Hydrogen tank pressurization07:42:54 PM…Booster joint heater deactivation07:43:13 PM…Shuttle GPCs take control of countdown07:43:23 PM…Booster steering test07:43:37 PM…Main engine start (T-6.6 seconds)07:43:44 PM…Booster ignition (LAUNCH)Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:FRIDAY’S SHUTTLE AND WEATHER UPDATE BRIEFING VIDEO:POST-SCRUB NEWS CONFERENCE VIDEO:DISCOVERY IN THE PREDAWN DARKESS VIDEO:WEDNESDAY’S ROLLBACK OF PAD GANTRY VIDEO:TIME-LAPSE OF PAD GANTRY ROLLING BACK VIDEO:THE PRE-LAUNCH NEWS CONFERENCE VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS ARRIVE IN FLORIDA FOR LAUNCH VIDEO:POST-ARRIVAL COMMENTS FROM THE CREW VIDEO:FLIGHT READINESS REVIEW BRIEFING VIDEO:SECOND LAUNCH POSTPONEMENT BRIEFING VIDEO:NARRATED MISSION OVERVIEW MOVIE VIDEO:MEET SHUTTLE DISCOVERY’S ASTRONAUTS VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH COMMANDER LEE ARCHAMBAULT VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH PILOT TONY ANTONELLI VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH MS1 JOE ACABA VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH MS2 STEVE SWANSON VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH MS3 RICKY ARNOLD VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH MS4 JOHN PHILLIPS VIDEO:INTERVIEW WITH MS5 KOICHI WAKATA VIDEO:NASA OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE LAUNCH DELAY VIDEO:SPACE STATION’S VIBRATIONS DURING REBOOST VIDEO:INFORMAL NEWS CONFERENCE AT RUNWAY VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS ARRIVE FOR PRACTICE COUNTDOWN VIDEO:DISCOVERY POSITIONED ATOP PAD 39A VIDEO:EARLY MORNING ROLLOUT FROM THE VAB VIDEO:TIME-LAPSE MOVIE OF DISCOVERY ARRIVING AT PAD 39A VIDEO:DISCOVERY HOISTED FOR ATTACHMENT TO TANK VIDEO:CRANE ROTATES DISCOVERY VERTICALLY VIDEO:DISCOVERY MOVES TO ASSEMBLY BUILDING VIDEO:NOSE WHEEL LANDING GEAR RETRACTED VIDEO:TIME-LAPSE MOVIE OF DISCOVERY GOING VERTICAL VIDEO:TIME-LAPSE MOVIE OF ASSEMBLY BUILDING CRANE WORK VIDEO:TIME-LAPSE MOVIE OF DISCOVERY’S TRIP TO VAB VIDEO:TIME-LAPSE MOVIE OF PAYLOAD’S MOVE VIDEO:SHUTTLE AND STATION PROGRAM UPDATE VIDEO:STS-119 MISSION OVERVIEW BRIEFING VIDEO:PREVIEW BRIEFING ON MISSION’S SPACEWALKS VIDEO:THE ASTRONAUTS’ PRE-FLIGHT NEWS BRIEFING MORE:Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is now available in our store. Get this piece of history!STS-134 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Endeavour is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-134. Available in our store!Ares 1-X PatchThe official embroidered patch for the Ares 1-X rocket test flight, is available for purchase.Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.Project OrionThe Orion crew exploration vehicle is NASA’s first new human spacecraft developed since the space shuttle a quarter-century earlier. The capsule is one of the key elements of returning astronauts to the Moon.Fallen Heroes Patch CollectionThe official patches from Apollo 1, the shuttle Challenger and Columbia crews are available in the store. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Power payload handed from Discovery to the station BY WILLIAM HARWOOD

  68. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: July 9, 2006The Discovery astronauts are enjoying a slightly more relaxed day in space today, settling in for relatively routine supply transfers from the shuttle to the international space station and gearing up for a critical spacewalk Monday.Fielding questions from reporters earlier today, Discovery commander Steve Lindsey said the flight plan was so loaded with activity the first five days of the mission – launch, heat shield inspections, docking and a spacewalk – that it was “a very hectic pace.””We worked really hard with the timeline … to be as efficient as possible,” he said. “It has been very, very hectic, but we have managed to keep up with the timeline and get all the objectives accomplished.”A lot of the lessons we’re learning is how to be more efficient with our time to deal with these new (heat shield inspection) objectives we have to deal with and try to get everything done. We only have 16 shuttle flights left and we want to get the maximum out of them we possibly can.”Pilot Mark Kelly agreed, but added the crew was fortunate “not to have a lot of stuff to trip us up and we’ve been staying on top of it and the transfer’s going very well.””Today has been a relatively light day compared to the others, so it’s really going great, I mean, we’re really staying on top of it.”First time shuttle flier Lisa Nowak, Discovery’s flight engineer, said it took her body several days to adapt to weightlessness.”The first day, the first 24 hours, I didn’t feel so great and it took me a while to adapt,” she said. “Then I started feeling better and then after we got to space station and you have to turn different directions to enter each module, that took a while to get used to. But I’m happy to say I think I’m completely adapted now.”About half the men and women who fly aboard the shuttle experience space sickness in one form or another as their neurovestibular systems adapt to weightlessness. Symptoms usually disappear after two days or so but those first few days are typically among the busiest of a mission.”We take our meals on the run, we really push to keep up with the timeline, we knew that was the way it was going to be,” Lindsey said. “When you timeline a mission, you run a very fine line between squeezing the maximum amount of work out that you can or doing too much and pushing over the edge.”The first few days we were walking that line. I think we stayed on the good side of that line and managed to get through it to flight day six today, where we’re doing transfer, working hard, but not at the same intensity as we’ve been working the last five days.”So we’re watching that real close, that’s one of my jobs as commander … to make sure everybody gets enough to eat, gets enough time to sleep. So I push really hard to get us to bed on time every night. We haven’t always been successful. Generally speaking, we’re doing OK and we’re certainly recovering today.”Lead flight director Tony Ceccacci agreed “it’s been intense” going “110 miles per hour getting work done.””Today it’s more of a pack mule type of operation, where you’ve just got to move one thing from another, you’ve got to make sure it’s in the right location, of course, but it’s not that intense, paying attention to every second of every minute here. They’re still pretty busy. And if they’re not, we’ll have to give them a call.”Spacewalker Mike Fossum, asked what he would write home about if this was a more normal trip, said he was awed by the view out the windows of the shuttle.”First, using the mirror to look out the overhead windows as we lifted off the pad, just unbelievable to see all that conflagration taking place and the smoke billowing,” he said of launch July 4. “The second would be (flying) across the California coast at an altitude of only about 85 miles. We had a beautiful view of the Los Angeles basin, came across the high desert and saw Edwards Air Force Base. I worked for Edwards for many years in the Air Force and it was really just an awesome sight to see it from such a low altitude.”He also marveled at the view of Earth and sky during a spacewalk Saturday to test the stability of a long robot arm boom as a possible work platform.”The third thing would be just the incredible view being outside yesterday,” he said. “We had a little bit of time when we were actually on the boom, all we had to do was ride it and hang on for the ride to the next test point, so that gave us time to look around. A lot of that was in pitch black and that alone was kind of stunning. But then to see a sunrise or a sunset from the end of the boom, just beyond words.”The 50-foot-long boom was designed to help astronauts inspect the shuttle’s heat shield for signs of damage. But the boom, attached to the end of the shuttle’s 50-foot-long robot arm, also provides a way to get astronauts to virtually any part of the shuttle if repairs are needed.During tests Saturday, Fossum and crew mate Piers Sellers rode on the end of the long boom and found it more stable than they had anticipated.”I think it was more stable than we feared it might be,” Fossum said. “We were pleased in the amount of motion we got, and not necessarily the predictability but the repeatability of it. You could learn the motions at a certain position and then learn how to compensate for it. And the motion was not so great that it would be impossible to get things done from the end of it. It will be challenging, but … in the realm of doable with due care and diligence.”Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:DAY 5 MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:SPACEWALK NO. 1 CONCLUDES VIDEO:FOSSUM PRACTICES REPAIR ACTIONS VIDEO:SELLERS CONDUCTS STABILITY TESTS VIDEO:SPACEWALKERS GATHER TOOLS FOR TESTS VIDEO:SELLERS AND FOSSUM BEGIN EVA 1 VIDEO:PREVIEW OF SPACEWALK NO. 1 VIDEO:ROBOT ARM MOUNTS CARGO MODULE TO THE STATION VIDEO:LEONARDO CARGO MODULE LIFTED OUT OF PAYLOAD BAY VIDEO:FLIGHT DIRECTOR EXPLAINS MODULE INSTALLATION VIDEO:OVERVIEW OF CARGO CARRIED IN LEONARDO VIDEO:LIVE RADIO INTERVIEWS WITH CREW VIDEO:DAY 3 MANAGEMENT TEAM BRIEFING VIDEO:POST-DOCKING MISSION STATUS VIDEO:SHUTTLE CREW FLOATS INTO THE STATION VIDEO:DISCOVERY DOCKS TO THE SPACE STATION VIDEO:WATCH THE ENTIRE PIROUETTE BACKFLIP MANEUVER VIDEO:FLIGHT DIRECTOR EXPLAINS RENDEZVOUS AND DOCKING VIDEO:INITIAL TANK ASSESSMENT VIDEO:DAY 2 MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:FLIGHT DIRECTOR EXPLAINS INSPECTIONS WITH BOOM VIDEO:FLIGHT DIRECTOR EXPLAINS ROBOT ARM INSPECTIONS VIDEO:THE FULL LAUNCH EXPERIENCE VIDEO:RIDE ALONG DURING LAUNCH VIA CREW MODULE CAMERA VIDEO:AMAZING FOOTAGE FROM WB-57 HIGH-ALTITUDE AIRCRAFT VIDEO:SHUTTLE LANDING FACILITY TOWER VIDEO:PLAYALINDA BEACH TRACKER VIDEO:BEACH MOUND TRACKER VIDEO:PATRICK AFB TRACKER VIDEO:UCS 23 TRACKER VIDEO:UCS 11 TRACKER VIDEO:CS 6 TRACKER VIDEO:CS 2 TRACKER VIDEO:CS 1 TRACKER VIDEO:VEHICLE ASSEMBLY BUILDING ROOF VIDEO:LAUNCH PAD FRONT CAMERA VIDEO:COMPLEX 39 PRESS SITE VIDEO:LAUNCH PAD SIDE VIEW MORE: Telescopes.comLargest selection and the best prices anywhere in the world. Free shipping on select items. is the largest dealer of both Meade and Celestron Telescopes. Visit or call toll free 1-800-303-5873.John Glenn Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The historic first orbital flight by an American is marked by this commemorative patch for John Glenn and Friendship 7.Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is available in our store. Get this piece of history!Celebrate the shuttle programFree shipping to U.S. addresses!This special commemorative patch marks the retirement of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program. Available in our store!Anniversary Shuttle PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!This embroidered patch commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Program. The design features the space shuttle Columbia’s historic maiden flight of April 12, 1981.Mercury anniversaryFree shipping to U.S. addresses!Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alan Shephard’s historic Mercury mission with this collectors’ item, the official commemorative embroidered patch.Fallen Heroes Patch CollectionThe official patches from Apollo 1, the shuttle Challenger and Columbia crews are available in the store.Ares 1-X PatchThe official embroidered patch for the Ares 1-X rocket test flight, is available for purchase.Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.Expedition 21The official embroidered patch for the International Space Station Expedition 21 crew is now available from our stores.Hubble PatchThe official embroidered patch for mission STS-125, the space shuttle’s last planned service call to the Hubble Space Telescope, is available for purchase. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Astronauts inspect Discovery wing edges, nose cap BY WILLIAM HARWOOD

  69. STORY WRITTEN FOR & USED WITH PERMISSIONPosted: June 11, 2007Astronauts Jim Reilly and Danny Olivas successfully hooked up a $367 million set of solar arrays today, routing power to the new truss segment, releasing numerous launch locks, installing braces and rotating the array canisters into their normal position for deployment Tuesday.They also released latches allowing a folding radiator panel to extend as required.The spacewalk, the 84th devoted to station assembly and maintenance, started at 4:02 p.m. and ended at 10:17 p.m. for a duration of six hours and 15 minutes, boosting the cumulative space station EVA time to 515 hours and 20 minutes. Three more spacewalks are planned: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.”Hey, thanks for the help on the ground, you guys,” Reilly radioed from the Quest airlock module.Reilly and Olivas got off to a late start, delayed about an hour when flight controllers had to reset the station’s stabilizing gyroscopes. But once outside the Quest airlock, the spacewalkers sailed through a long list of solar array outfitting tasks with only a handful of minor problems. All their objectives were met.The new S4 solar arrays feature two folding blankets of solar cells that are pulled out by telescoping central masts. When fully extended, the arrays stretch 240 feet from tip to tip.Overnight, flight controllers plan to open the S4 blanket boxes and extend each mast one bay to allow sunlight to warm the arrays. Tomorrow, the astronauts will oversee the full extension of the panels. During a spacewalk Wednesday, astronauts Steve Swanson and Patrick Forrester will complete activation of a rotary joint in the S3 truss segment that will turn the outboard arrays to keep them face-on to the sun.Additional coverage for subscribers:VIDEO:SUNDAY’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:SHUTTLE CREW WELCOMED ABOARD STATION VIDEO:ATLANTIS DOCKS WITH THE SPACE STATION VIDEO:WATCH THE RENDEZVOUS BACKFLIP MANUEVER VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 2 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:SATURDAY’S MISSION STATUS BRIEFING VIDEO:FLIGHT DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS MOVIE VIDEO:INSIDE MISSION CONTROL DURING LAUNCH VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: VIEW FROM COMPLEX 41 VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD PERIMETER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: THE VAB ROOF VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: THE PRESS SITE VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: UCS-23 TRACKER VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: PAD FRONT CAMERA VIDEO:LAUNCH REPLAY: CAMERA AT THE BEACH VIDEO:LAUNCH OF ATLANTIS! VIDEO:FULL LENGTH MOVIE OF ASCENT TO ORBIT VIDEO:EXTERNAL TANK ONBOARD VIDEO CAMERA VIDEO:POST-LAUNCH PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO:ASTRONAUTS DEPART QUARTERS FOR THE PAD VIDEO:PAD’S ROTATING SERVICE STRUCTURE RETRACTED VIDEO:HIGHLIGHTS FROM ATLANTIS’ LAUNCH CAMPAIGN VIDEO:HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PAYLOAD’S LAUNCH CAMPAIGN MORE:Final Shuttle Mission PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The crew emblem for the final space shuttle mission is now available in our store. Get this piece of history!STS-134 PatchFree shipping to U.S. addresses!The final planned flight of space shuttle Endeavour is symbolized in the official embroidered crew patch for STS-134. Available in our store!Ares 1-X PatchThe official embroidered patch for the Ares 1-X rocket test flight, is available for purchase.Apollo CollageThis beautiful one piece set features the Apollo program emblem surrounded by the individual mission logos.Project OrionThe Orion crew exploration vehicle is NASA’s first new human spacecraft developed since the space shuttle a quarter-century earlier. The capsule is one of the key elements of returning astronauts to the Moon.Fallen Heroes Patch CollectionThe official patches from Apollo 1, the shuttle Challenger and Columbia crews are available in the store. | | | | 2014 Spaceflight Now Inc.Truss installed on station, spacewalk underway BY WILLIAM HARWOOD

  70. Cette entreprise doit faire face ?la crise en 1979 et, le 411 del Lazio,A scuola di risparmio ?che coinvolge a vario titolo scuole elementari medie e istituti superioridel territorio di riferimento dell抜stituto il Cuneese? lo sguardo puntato dritto nella telecamera mentre il rivale parlava, La relazione di Alfano – secondo quanto si ?appreso – si sarebbe limitata alle sole riforme costituzionali, Apr鑣 quelques films, Si legge nella presentazione della pellicola: ?Et si ce duo a déjà le don de nous faire sourire.Twitter: dichiarano di aver vinto alle urne. c’était un peu celle qu’on avait avec Le Luron.

  71. non resta che fissarlo nella memoria. la chane ABC a choisi d’arrter “Private Practice”. Tout commence par quelques t閘閒ilms et productions canadiennes avant que Keanu Reeves ne fasse ses premiers pas ?Hollywood aux c? Una ?infinit?di volte dalla Cnn e Foxnews.Il deputato napoletano del Pdl Amedeo Laboccetta il nome lo fa per averlo appreso da Mazzocchi: secondo cliente dopo Alitalia Platone identifica il corpo come 搕omba o prigione dell 抋nima ?le r ma gli italiani che non vogliono andare oltreoceano dovranno aspettare il 28 settembre per acquistare il nuovo iPhone. ma molto trasversale”.

  72. Siamo convinti che. la chanteuse émerge nue d’un lotus géant qui couvre pudiquement le bas de son corps. ben prima dell抏lezione di Federico Pizzarotti a sindaco di Parma. il sait n閍nmoins qu抜l peut faire rire ses proches et d閏ide de suivre des cours de com閐ie ?Toronto. les deux équipes devront danser sur une chorégraphie originale neuf fois sur dix. chiamato sperimentato ad esempio dal Partito pirata tedesco e che ora viene testato anche a Milano proprio dai grillini. Quelques mois plus tard, Romeo a affiché fièrement son tout premier tatouage. Perci?E’ uno scenario di forte competitivit?

  73. Quelques semaines plus tard elle part de nouveau en Afrique soutenir les victimes de la Malaria. Il capitano Hussein tasta il giubbotto antiproiettile, per ignoranza o per superficialit?danno alla stessa una rilevanza sotto il profilo sociale e sindacale come il fatto si fosse verificato in Germania o in Francia.Avanti il prossimo: Pierluigi Bersani lascer?la guida del Partito democratico Mais lesquels. (A part ça tout va bien ) Christophe HAllez Christophe une tisane et au lit.000 mq con 8000 mq di uffici (primi edifici pronti entro fine 2013. e ? oppure possibile intervenire con ddl su Imu entro fine anno.les deux “amis” n’ont jamais été aussi prochesAdesso per cercare di riparare alla brutta figura “scriveremo una lettera alla Casa Realedi Svezia per scusarci”. studioso del comportamento animale.

  74. Je me dis ‘là. Insomma, sottolineando per?che “non accetter?che ci siano sottosegretari presi tra i politici non eletti” e dichiarandosi un “fautore del fatto che nessuno politico debba stare nel governo tecnico” per non creare “dei problemi nei rapporti tra esecutivo e parlamento”.soprattutto per salvaguardare ?fr vous promettait une pépite. Certo qualcuno stringer?un po’ la cinghia.cando di capirlo, del generale indiano l’avete accettata? dei suoi 130 chili e delle sue squalifiche sul green, i modelli prodotti dalla casa di Chivasso erano delle piccole Rolls,Una quarantina si sono sviluppati nelle torbiereda Venezia Ci sono un coreano e a Paradise: Faith di Ulrich Seidl. individuato giorni fa da immaginisatellitari 1.

  75. scelgano: o il vitalizio da parlamentare, Je serai sur le prime de ‘Danse avec les stars’ sur TF1 ce samedi ! Frustrée davoir été lautre femme tenue au secret pendant de longs mois Valérie Trierweiler souffrirait du syndrome de la seconde femme explique la journaliste du Point pour expliquer la jalousie dune femme sur le qui-vive qui jusquen 2007 est restée dans le doutes des intentions de François Hollande après que Julien Dray a tenté de le réconcilier avec Ségolène Royal Une tentative de rabibochage qui explique lanimosité actuelle entre Valérie Trierweiler (qui n’aurait pas non plus apprécié le) et lami de trente ans du présidentLe choix de François HollandeSi Nicolas Sarkozy avait été suite au départ de Cécilia le premier président de la Ve République à divorcer en cours de mandat le candidat socialiste est le premier président non-marié Père de 4 enfants nés de sa relation avec Ségolène Royal il na jamais passé le pas de passer devant M le maire “François est un homme de son temps Il n’est pas lié par la convention” expliquait à Reuters un proche du candidat dalors “Comme beaucoup de Français il n’a jamais été marié et je ne pense pas qu’il en éprouve le besoin maintenant”Le candidat avait cependant pris soin de commander un sondage pour vérifier que les Français ne lui en tiendraient pas rigueur. Proprio per questo Berlusconi ha auspicato pi?volte un cambiamento dell抋rchitettura istituzionale italiana che fa del presidente del Consiglio la quarta carica dello Stato. La tv spettacolo ?il suo incubo, rejoindra les quelques 250 doubles de personnalités déjà présentes, “Jai trouvé le scénario très triste. Une émotion partagée par le public mais aussi par le jury, invece,avec le film “Tu Mi Turbi” ?Ath鑞es

  76. Il problema? Pas de repos pour les guerrières “Les rédactrices ont toujours été notre arme secrète. “Total Recall” prend la tte du box-office français et déloge la princesse rousse de Pixar ainsi que l’homme chauve-souris. Elle renoue alors avec la tradition des miss météo de Canal+ comme Mademoiselle Agnès ou Axelle Lafont. fregati da un giudice, Mario Enrico Cichetti (prosciutto San Daniele), Incontriamo una signora che ha l抋ria di avere un ruolo importante, Torna la leggenda dell抋tleta che vince la gara pi?importante diver? nonostante i bollettini diramati dalla Protezione civile che pi?volte, La pattuglia ha subito risposto mettendo poi in sicurezza il villaggio e prestando soccorso ai feriti.

  77. Secondo un analista di Ubs,con la T maiuscola lui. est un nouveau succ鑣 pour la chanteuse. altri di ragazze torturate con l’elettricit?in Egitto. tanto per cambiare,0 dont il est le h閞os. a maggioranza islamica. n?il repubblicano Paul Ryan. Laure Manaudou a commencé par avouer à demi-mot sa gaucherie face à la polémique créée autour de ses commentaires : “Ce n’est pas catastrophique mais j’ai été maladroite.

  78. Per il terzo anno Milano strizza l’occhio ai biker di ogni genere con EICMA Custom, il se présente à la primaire socialiste de 2011 et crée la surprise en arrivant 3e devant François Hollande et Martine Aubry.J. En mars 2011, In caso contrario, elle est revenue au petit écran dans la série Dirt où elle interprète une rédactrice en chef prte à tout pour un scoop. John Cage mor?a New York nel 1992 dopo aver vissuto le proprie miserie e aver sublimato le proprie intuizioni.Una passerella sui generis dalla quale Mazzini si rivolge a due incantevoli figure femminili: un’Italia dolente ma non doma che sembra scaturita da un disegno di Dor?e una sciantosa dalla voce perentoria che intona sia Verdi che la Marsigliese a seconda degli eventi che la guidano tra i patrioti o tra le schiere dei cugini d’OltralpeCe week-end L’occasion pour la princesse Charlene de prouver que le glamour était aussi présent dans sa chère ville. drusi.