The Space Shuttle's Last Flight: As Atlantis completes its 135th and final mission, this definitive documentary charts the rise and fall of the most ambitious space programme ever undertaken, the space shuttle. For the past three decades since it first launch in 1981, the shuttle has become an iconic symbol of America's technological dominance while at the same time rewriting the rules of space travel. Here is reusable vehicle that could lift off like a rocket, carry people and cargo into Earth's orbit, then land on a runway like a plane and do it time after time. But two disasters, in 1986 and 2003, and the tragic loss of 14 astronauts shocked the World, and signalled the end of the programme, and the end of an era. However, its legacy has been extraordinary. In 30 years of service, the shuttle has flown more miles, completed more missions and put more men and women in orbit than any other spacecraft in history. It has transformed our understanding of the universe, aided technological advancement, and enabled us to study the environmental consequences we have had on our planet. After this July, when the shuttle takes its last flight, the USA will no longer be able to put a man in space for the first time in over half a century. Released: July 23, 2011 Genres: Documentary Countries: UK Actors: Patrick Baladi
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The last launch of the Space Shuttle era, incl cockpit communication ..It almost goes wrong when the GOX Vent Hood arm, or "beanie cap" retraction wasn't confirmed ( Starts with launch Polls ) Space Shuttle Atlantis 8 July 2011 15.29 UTC Launch site Kennedy LC-39A + director radio communication channel + Onboard Tank camera
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After more than 30 years, the space shuttle era has come to a close. Space shuttle Atlantis and the STS-135 crew landed safely on runway 15 at 5:57 a.m. EDT at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility in Florida, ending a 13-day journey of more than five million miles. It was the final and 133rd landing in shuttle history. The STS-135 crew consisted of Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, Mission Specialists Sandra Magnus and Rex Walheim.
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After 135 missions it's over.. A look back documentary in 1080i .. As Atlantis completes its 135th and final mission, this definitive documentary charts the rise and fall of the most ambitious space programme ever undertaken: the space shuttle. For the three decades since its first launch in 1981, the shuttle has become an iconic symbol of America's technological dominance and has rewritten the rules of space travel. It's a reusable vehicle that could lift off like a rocket, carry people and cargo into Earth's orbit, then land on a runway like a plane, and do it time after time. But two disasters, in 1986 and 2003, and the tragic loss of 14 astronauts shocked the World, and signalled the end of the programme and of an era. However, its legacy has been extraordinary.
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The Last Flight Of Atlantis is a Post Rock band from St. Petersburg, Russia. Way To Change And Disappear is the second track from the STS-135 EP (2012). http://www.myspace.com/thelastflightofatlantis http://thelastflightofatlantis.bandcamp.com/ http://www.last.fm/music/The+Last+Flight+of+Atlantis
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"Tlhe Last Flight Of Atlantis" is a Post Rock band from St. Petersburg - город Санкт Петербург (Russia), formed in 2010. "Mountains" is included in their EP ''STS-135'' Released in 2012. Support the band, more infos : http://thelastflightofatlantis.bandcamp.com/ http://vk.com/thelastflightofatlantis http://soundcloud.com/last-flight-of-atlantis http://www.last.fm/music/The+Last+Flight+of+Atlantis/STS-135 http://www.myspace.com/thelastflightofatlantis http://rutracker.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3933606
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The U.S. Shuttle 'Atlantis' has successfully returned from its final ever mission, to the International Space Station. It touched down at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Its 6-member crew spent a week at the ISS, helping install a new module. It marked the end of Atlantis 25 years of service. Only two shuttle missions remain, by NASA's two other spaceships.
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Final Flight of NASA's ATLANTIS Space Shuttle | Ultra HD Documentary
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Kennedy Space Center, May 14th 2010. I was privileged to travel to the Kennedy Space Center, to watch the launch of Atlantis, on what was then, the final "scheduled" flight of the orbiter (STS-132). This video is my homage to the shuttle program, through the in depth experience of a single orbiter launch. I believe we should be thankful for the Atlantis orbiter, all her astronauts, the countless NASA staff who made her fly, and the American people who created a space vehicle of extraordinary power and grace. This footage incorporates numerous camera views from the ground, footage I took during launch, and video and audio from NASA showing the orbiter stack itself, during takeoff and flight -- in order to experiencing the all the preparation and the resulting eight and a half minute exhilarating ride into space. In places, the timeline of the actual events has been extended slightly to allow us to see different viewpoints of the same moment, and better experience the amazing feat of launching a spacecraft into orbit. Enjoy the ride! MORE BACKGROUND ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ After this flight, Atlantis was processed and prepared to fly one last time... this time as "on call" STS-335, which would remain flight ready, should either of the remaining two orbiters flights require a rescue mission. A rescue flight was not needed and Congress, in a rare moment of clarity, appropriated enough money to extend the program to allowed the already "flight ready" Atlantis to launch one last time and to become the last shuttle mission of the Shuttle Program, as STS-135. Atlantis now has a home at the Kennedy Space Center. MUSIC TRACKS (In order of appearance) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1) Band Of Brothers Suite Two, Band Of Brothers, (Michael Kamen) 2) Rise, The Space Between Us, (Craig Armstrong) 3) After The Storm, The Space Between Us, (Craig Armstrong) 4) After Antietam, Glory Soundtrack, (James Horner) 5) Now We Are Free (Juba's Mix), Gladiator: More Music From The 6) Motion Picture, (Hanz Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard) 7) Hymn, The Space Between Us, (Craig Armstrong)
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Read more about the journey here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-135 Music: Tune of Soul - One Life Music used with permission! Videos used for educational purpose. No copyright intended. Find more about NASA: http://www.youtube.com/user/NASAtelevision http://www.nasa.gov/
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One picture video Album: Universe ( 2013 ) The Last Flight Of Atlantis are an instrumental, experimental, ambient, shoegaze, post-rock band from Russian Federation https://soundcloud.com/last-flight-of-atlantis No copyright infringement intended Just a passionate music lover
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STS-132 Commander Ken Ham and his five crewmates: Pilot Tony Antonelli and Mission Specialists Garrett Reisman, Steve Bowen, Mike Good and Piers Sellers are safely back on Earth after space shuttle Atlantis glided to a picture-perfect landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. on Wednesday morning, May 26. It was Atlantis' 32nd and final flight, traveling a total of more than 120 million miles. The 12-day, STS-132 mission delivered the Russian Mini Research Module-1, Rassvet ("dawn") to the International Space Station.
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Space shuttle Endeavour atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft flew over many Los Angeles area landmarks on its final ferry flight Sept. 21, 2012, including the 1984 Olympic Coliseum, the famous Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, Disneyland, Dodger Stadium, Universal Studios, downtown Los Angeles, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Malibu coastline and the California Science Center, where Endeavour will be displayed. The added bonus is the air traffic control chatter between LAX tower and the pilots of the 747. This is an extremely rare footage for space shuttle enthusiasts and aviation fans alike that will never happen again. For it's last flight, Endeavour is carried a top a Boeing 747 SCA. The space shuttle carrier and Endeavour were given the handle "Astro 95 Heavy" by air traffic control as Endeavour made her final tour over Los Angeles giving the space shuttle one last journey in flight before Endeavour enters her final days of retirement on display at the California Science Center. Endeavour was built as a replacement space shuttle to Challenger after Challenger was destroyed during launch on January 28, 1986. After the loss of space shuttle Columbia during re-entry on February 1, 2003, it was decided no replacement space shuttle would be built for Columbia and the entire space shuttle fleet would be retired in favor of alternative launch systems offering more safety for astronauts. Also watch the following... Space Shuttle Discovery Delivered To Smithsonian Institute https://youtu.be/5DyyNAXF8eg Space Shuttle Enterprise Delivered To Intrepid Air & Space Museum https://youtu.be/PSOA4NRgmKY Music: Airglow Performer: Stellardrone Used with permission
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The Space Shuttle Atlantis (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV‑104) is a Space Shuttle orbiter belonging to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the spaceflight and space exploration agency of the United States. Constructed by the Rockwell International company in Southern California and delivered to the Kennedy Space Center in Eastern Florida in April 1985, Atlantis is the fourth operational and the second-to-last Space Shuttle built. Its maiden flight was STS-51-J from 3 to 7 October 1985. Atlantis embarked on its 33rd and final mission, also the final mission of a space shuttle, STS-135, on 8 July 2011. STS-134 by Endeavour was expected to be the final flight before STS-135 was authorized in October 2010. STS-135 took advantage of the processing for the STS-335 Launch On Need mission that would have been necessary if STS-134's crew became stranded in orbit. Atlantis landed for the final time at the Kennedy Space Center on 21 July 2011. By the end of its final mission, Atlantis had orbited the Earth a total of 4,848 times, traveling nearly 126,000,000 mi (203,000,000 km) or more than 525 times the distance from the Earth to the Moon. Atlantis is named after RV Atlantis, a two-masted sailing ship that operated as the primary research vessel for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution from 1930 to 1966.
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STS-132, What an amazing experience. The last shuttle launch of the Atlantis. We were on the causeway about 6 miles away. Take a look for yourself! The shuttle starts out at 3,700 mph and excellerates up to 18,000 mph as it reaches orbit!
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Despite a last minute technical glitch Atlantis blasts off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida for the final space shuttle flight
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A simple tribute to the last flight of Atlantis and the end of the era of the Shuttle program. This video was made by NASA, is not of my own, but a way to dedicate to all those involved in the American space program a personal thank you, for you will continue to inspire and inspire the human mind to soar new heights and go where no one ever before. To you, I bow in homage. Thank you. We never forget.
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Discover key moments from history and stories about fascinating people on the Official BBC Documentary channel: http://bit.ly/BBCDocs_YouTube_Channel Part two of six. This clip begins with the astronauts on board preparing for the shuttle's descent to earth and ends with the haunting scenes at NASA's Mission Control at the moment disaster struck. Moving footage from the BBC Horizon programme The Last Flight of the Columbia. Watch more high quality videos on the new BBC Worldwide YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/bbcworldwide
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Launch of STS 132 on May 14th, 2010. The third to last launch of any space shuttle and the last for Atlantis. Sorry in advance for the bad quality, its from my cell phone. Sorry for it going out of view at some points, I was looking through binoculars while holding my phone.
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TVGreen presents "Atlantis last Take Off" from the series "Skyscapes" Since 1981, NASA space shuttles have been rocketing from the Florida coast into Earth orbit. The five orbiters — Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavour — have flown more than 130 times, carrying over 350 people into space and travelling more than half a billion miles, more than enough to reach Jupiter. Designed to return to Earth and land like a giant glider, the shuttle was the world's first reusable space vehicle. More than all of that, though, the shuttle program expanded the limits of human achievement and broadened our understanding of our world. It all started with STS-1, launched on April 12, 1981, just twenty years to the day after Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. When astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen launched that morning in Columbia, it was the first time in history a new spacecraft was launched on its maiden voyage with a crew aboard. For an entire generation, the space shuttle was NASA. We've watched a parade of firsts -- Sally Ride, Guy Bluford, Kathy Sullivan, John Glenn and others. We've seen astronauts float free, and launch and repair spacecraft like Hubble which have fundamentally changed our understanding of the universe. Credits: The archive footage is from the multimedia section of ESA/NASA.gov. We do not in any way, shape, or form have any affiliation whatsoever with ESA/NASA or the US/EU government. We uploaded this video for your ease of access. Imagery is copyrighted by ESA/Nasa. All still and motion pictures are released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license webcasted by: http://www.TVGreen.nl ©
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Atlantis shuttle launch from Cape Canaveral, FL viewed from Southwest Flight #0921 on May 14th, 2010, flying from BWI to Ft. Lauderdale. The flight was redirected inland to stay out of the launch path. The plane is about 10 miles from the shuttle launch.
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"The Shuttle's always going to be a reflection of what a great nation can do when it dares to be bold and commits to follow through. We're not ending the journey today, Mike. We're completing a chapter of a journey that will never end. You and the thousands of men and women who gave their hearts, souls and their lives for the cause of exploration. Let's light this fire one more time, Mike, and witness this great nation at its best. The crew of Atlantis is ready to launch." Commander Chris Ferguson -- July 8, 2011
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T-38 jets carrying the last ever, four-person Atlantis shuttle crew touches down at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida as final mission training begins.
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