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Engineering launch view from pad tower camera



Running Time: 4 min 3 sec
File Size: 152 MB

Relive the final space shuttle launch with this slow-motion engineering footage capturing Atlantis' blastoff from a camera mounted on the pad 39A tower.

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Engineering launch view from pad tower camera



Running Time: 3 min 42 sec
File Size: 140 MB

Relive the final space shuttle launch with this slow-motion engineering footage capturing Atlantis' blastoff from a camera mounted on the pad 39A tower.

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Engineering launch view from south camera



Running Time: 4 min 28 sec
File Size: 168 MB

Relive the final space shuttle launch with this slow-motion engineering footage capturing Atlantis' blastoff from a camera south of the pad.

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Engineering launch view from southeast camera



Running Time: 4 min 34 sec
File Size: 171 MB

Relive the final space shuttle launch with this slow-motion engineering footage capturing Atlantis' blastoff from a camera southeast of the pad.

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Engineering launch view from northwest camera



Running Time: 4 min 45 sec
File Size: 179 MB

Relive the final space shuttle launch with this slow-motion engineering footage capturing Atlantis' blastoff from a camera northwest of the pad.

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Atlantis' pre-launch campaign



Running Time: 9 min 28 sec
File Size: 357 MB

This narrated footage shows the preparations that shuttle Atlantis underwent at Kennedy Space Center for launch to the STS-135 mission.

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Payloads' pre-launch campaign



Running Time: 8 min 50 sec
File Size: 335 MB

This narrated footage shows the preparations that the STS-135 mission payloads underwent at Kennedy Space Center for launch to the International Space Station aboard Atlantis.

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Inside the Launch Control Center afterwards



Running Time: 3 min 27 sec
File Size: 132 MB

Post-launch speeches by NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana and Launch Director Mike Leinbach inside Firing Room 4.

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Inside the Launch Control Center during liftoff



Running Time: 4 min 38 sec
File Size: 334 MB

What's it like inside Firing Room 4 of Kennedy Space Center's Launch Control Center during the actual blastoff of a space shuttle? Watch this rare footage.

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Inside the Launch Control Center during count



Running Time: 8 min 45 sec
File Size: 334 MB

Take a rare look inside Firing Room 4 of Kennedy Space Center's Launch Control Center during the countdown to the final space shuttle launch.

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Aerial view of launch



Running Time: 37 sec
File Size: 24 MB

Helicopter footage taken from just west of the Vehicle Assembly Building shows Atlantis blasting off on the final space shuttle mission.

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Aerial views of the crowds



Running Time: 5 min 24 sec
File Size: 205 MB

A giant crowd flocked to the Space Coast to witness the final space shuttle launch as seen in this aerial footage shot around Titusville and Jetty Park.

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Aerial views of launch pad



Running Time: 3 min 09 sec
File Size: 120 MB

Helicopter footage taken on Atlantis' launch morning shows the final space shuttle on pad 39A in both darkness and daylight during the countdown.

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Front-facing time-lapse of assembling the final space shuttle



Running Time: 2 min 50 sec
File Size: 106 MB

This time-lapse video shot inside the Vehicle Assembly Building provides a front-facing view as technicians stack the solid rocket boosters, external fuel tank and attach Atlantis for the final space shuttle mission.

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Overhead time-lapse of assembling the final space shuttle



Running Time: 2 min 59 sec
File Size: 111 MB

This time-lapse video shot inside the Vehicle Assembly Building provides an overhead view as technicians stack the solid rocket boosters, external fuel tank and attach Atlantis for the final space shuttle mission.

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Launch as seen live



Running Time: 5 min 28 sec
File Size: 201 MB

After a cliff-hangar countdown, Atlantis thunders to life and majestically rockets into history, putting on one last sky show for spectators on NASA's 135th and final shuttle launch.

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Launch: Inside Mission Control



Running Time: 9 min 41 sec
File Size: 351 MB

Go behind the scenes in the Mission Control Center during space shuttle Atlantis' launch. This footage shows the ascent flight control team at work, led by flight director Richard Jones and CAPCOM Butch Wilmore, and includes the team's communications audio channel.

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Launch Replays: Beach tracker



Running Time: 1 min 11 sec
File Size: 42 MB

A tracking camera at positioned on a mound along beach southeast of launch pad 39A provides this angle of space shuttle Atlantis' liftoff. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: Front camera



Running Time: 1 min 11 sec
File Size: 43 MB

Footage of space shuttle Atlantis' climb away into the sky is captured from this camera positioned in front of launch pad 39A. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: Pad perimeter



Running Time: 51 sec
File Size: 31 MB

The launch pad 39A perimeter camera gives this side view of the space shuttle igniting its engines and roaring skyward for STS-135. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: Press Site



Running Time: 38 sec
File Size: 23 MB

This is the view from Kennedy Space Center's Press Site at Complex 39 as space shuttle Atlantis launches on the STS-135 space station mission. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: VAB roof



Running Time: 1 min 9 sec
File Size: 43 MB

From atop the 52-story Vehicle Assembly Building located three-and-a-half miles away, this launch video was recorded by a public affairs camera. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: Camera 070



Running Time: 34 sec
File Size: 20 MB

Launch pad engineering camera 070 provides a front view of space shuttle Atlantis during ignition of the main engines and the billowing plume of stream in the last seconds of the countdown. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: Camera 071



Running Time: 34 sec
File Size: 20 MB

Launch pad engineering camera 071 is zoomed in on space shuttle Atlantis' three main engines to give this close-up view during ignition. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: West tower



Running Time: 24 sec
File Size: 15 MB

This view of space shuttle Atlantis' liftoff is captured from a tower west of pad 39A near Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Launch Replays: UCS-23 tracker



Running Time: 2 min 18 sec
File Size: 83 MB

This video of space shuttle Atlantis' launch on STS-135 was captured by the UCS-23 tracking camera positioned southeast of the pad. (Replay includes live launch audio).

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Crew jets in for practice count



Running Time: 11 min 33 sec
File Size: 435 MB

Atlantis commander Chris Ferguson leads his space shuttle crew into Kennedy Space Center for the week's emergency training exercises and a countdown dress rehearsal.

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Final rollout puts Atlantis atop pad



Running Time: 7 min 55 sec
File Size: 303 MB

The space shuttle Atlantis arrives at launch pad 39A for the program's 135th and final mission after three decades of flight.

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Crowds witness on Atlantis' rollout



Running Time: 4 min 43 sec
File Size: 179 MB

Crowds of Kennedy Space Center workers and their families celebrate space shuttle Atlantis' rollout to launch pad 39A for the ship's final mission.

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Atlantis' rollout begins



Running Time: 16 min 4 sec
File Size: 610 MB

The Apollo-era crawler-transporter begins moving the space shuttle Atlantis from the cavernous Vehicle Assembly Building.

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Hoisting shuttle Atlantis



Running Time: 12 min 27 sec
File Size: 473 MB

The shuttle Atlantis is hoisted into the assembly bay and carefully lowered into position next to the awaiting fuel tank for attachment.

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Atlantis goes vertical



Running Time: 3 min 44 sec
File Size: 143 MB

The shuttle orbiter Atlantis is rotated vertically in the center aisle of the Vehicle Assembly Building to point her nose toward the sky.

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Crane captures Atlantis



Running Time: 6 min 58 sec
File Size: 266 MB

The sling crane is attached and lifts Atlantis from the transport hauler that carried the orbiter from its hangar to the Vehicle Assembly Building.

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Atlantis leaves hangar



Running Time: 12 min 5 sec
File Size: 464 MB

Moving a major step closer to the program's final spaceflight before retirement, space shuttle Atlantis takes a road trip from the hangar to the nearby Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center.

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Orbiter transporter arrives



Running Time: 6 min 36 sec
File Size: 255 MB

The 76-wheel, trailer-like transporter is brought into Atlantis' hangar to retrieve the orbiter in preparation for rollover to the Vehicle Assembly Building.

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First Family departs after visit



Running Time: 9 min 58 sec
File Size: 364 MB

The First Family departs Cape Canaveral after the visit to Kennedy Space Center. They had planned to watch shuttle Endeavour's launch but a technical problem had scrubbed the liftoff.

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First Family tours space center



Running Time: 3 min 41 sec
File Size: 134 MB

President Obama and the First Family tour the Orbiter Processing Facility bay where shuttle Atlantis is being readied for the program's final mission, plus meet with Endeavour's astronauts in the Launch Control Center.

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First Family arrives at the Cape



Running Time: 13 min 1 sec
File Size: 475 MB

President Obama arrives at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Skid Strip to tour the Kennedy Space Center with his family.

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Astronauts inspect Atlantis



Running Time: 19 min 16 sec
File Size: 700 MB

Members of the STS-135 crew to launch aboard space shuttle Atlantis visit Kennedy Space Center for an up-close inspection of their spacecraft inside the Orbiter Processing Facility.

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Payload inspections by the crew



Running Time: 6 min 5 sec
File Size: 222 MB

While visiting the launch site for the Crew Equipment Interface Test, the astronauts go to the Space Station Processing Facility to see their mission payloads and Raffaello module.

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Riding inside Atlantis



Date: May 26, 2010
Running Time: 8 min 35 sec
File Size: 330 MB

Just hours after returning from space, ground technicians tow shuttle Atlantis from the runway to its Kennedy Space Center hangar. This unique footage was shot inside the orbiter's crew module during the post-landing activities.

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Landing of STS-132



Date: May 26, 2010
Running Time: 11 min 19 sec
File Size: 431 MB

Space shuttle Atlantis safely returns to the homeport at 8:48 a.m. May 26 after the final planned voyage in its quarter-century of spaceflight.

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