NASA STS-129 Mission Footage (2009) Atlantis

November 18, 2009 STS-129 Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver Sped Up

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November 18, 2009



STS-129 Rendezvous Pitch Maneuver Sped Up



When Atlantis is about 600 feet from the station, Hobaugh will maneuver Atlantis through a backflip rotation to expose the heat shield to station Flight Engineers and photographers Jeffrey Williams and Nicole Stott. The photos will be transmitted to Mission Control for evaluation by imagery experts and mission managers to determine whether the heat shield sustained any damaged during launch.



Category: Science & Technology

Tags: NASA STS-129

Documentary Description


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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