NASA STS-129 Mission Footage (2009) Atlantis

November 16, 2009 STS-129 HD Launch

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November 16, 2009



STS-129 HD Launch




Space shuttle Atlantis and its six-member crew began an 11-day delivery flight to the International Space Station on Monday with a 2:28 p.m. EST launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The shuttle will transport spare hardware to the outpost and return a station crew member who spent more than two months in space.



Atlantis is carrying about 30,000 pounds of replacement parts for systems that provide power to the station, keep it from overheating, and maintain a proper orientation in space. The large equipment can best be transported using the shuttle's unique capabilities.



Category: Science & Technology

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STS-129 Mission Footage



STS-129 Mission Summary, November 2009



Launch: 2:28 p.m. EST - Nov. 16, 2009

Landing: 9:44 a.m. EST - Nov. 27, 2009

Orbiter: Atlantis

Mission Number: STS-129 (129th space shuttle flight)

Launch Window: 10 minutes

Launch Pad: 39A

Mission Duration: 10 days, 19 hours, 16 minutes, 13 seconds

Landing Site: KSC

Inclination/Altitude: 51.6 degrees/122 nautical miles

Primary Payload: 31st station flight (ULF3), EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 1 (ELC1), EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 2 (ELC2)



Commander Charlie Hobaugh led the STS-129 mission to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Atlantis. Barry Wilmore served as the pilot. Mission specialists were Robert Satcher, Michael Foreman, Randy Bresnik and Leland Melvin. Wilmore, Satcher and Bresnik made their first trips to space.



The mission returned station crew member Nicole Stott to Earth. STS-129 was the final space shuttle crew rotation flight to or from the space station.

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