Posts Tagged ‘STS-134’

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Endeavour’s ongoing legacy: AMS-02 proving its value


The first exciting results from the AMS-02 (Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer -02) were released this week, providing what may be the first tangible clues in the ongoing investigation into…

Endeavour and Atlantis move – Final KSC processing begins for OV-105


It’s the final time Endeavour will enter an OPF (Orbiter Processing Facility). After a storied 19 year, 25 flight career, the Space Shuttle orbiter Endeavour was rolled into…

SSME family prepare for SLS core stage role following Shuttle success


NASA’s 15 Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSMEs) are being transported to the Stennis Space Center (SSC), as they transition towards their future role with the Space Launch System…

Year in Review – Part 4: Saying Goodbye to Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour


All good things must come to an end. And thus was the grand finale of the Space Shuttle Program in 2011. It was year of exceptional highs and…

STS-134 IFA Review: SRBs and RSRMs Perform Admirably


A critical step in the process of clearing STS-135/Atlantis and her systems for flight has been completed in the form of the In-Flight Anomaly Review (IFA Review) for…

STS-134: Endeavour’s brake fire proving to be a mystery


As engineers continue to safe Endeavour, following her highly successful final mission, an investigation into the observed brake fire – as the orbiter came to a stop on…

Endeavour into safing operations – Left gear brake fire investigated


Following the conclusion to her flight career, Endeavour is now undergoing safing, ahead of being stripped of her numerous propulsion elements in preparation for shipping to her California…

Endeavour arrives home one final time to conclude STS-134


Following a lengthy, yet highly successful, STS-134 mission, Endeavour has landed at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) to conclude her service in space, ahead of a premature retirement…

Endeavour preparing for the trip home – TPS clearance overview


After nearly 12 days of docked operations with Space Station Alpha, the Space Shuttle Endeavour, NASA youngest Shuttle orbiter, departed the international outpost to begin her final journey…

STS-134 Endeavour kicks up a STORRM during final farewell to ISS


Concluding a highly successful docked mission for STS-134, Endeavour and her crew undocked at 22:55 Central on Sunday, ahead of a busy and prolonged farewell to the Station…

The FINAL Space Shuttle Spacewalk: STS-134 EVA-4 – Completed


As Endeavour heads into the sunset portion of her historic final voyage to space, her crew have completed one of the biggest lasts in the Shuttle Program: the 162nd…

STS-134: Endeavour completes Docked Late Inspections for OBSS handover


As the historic milestones continue to come thick and fast, Endeavour was put through her final inspections via the Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS), ahead of presenting it…

STS-134: EVA-3 debuts ISLE – MMT opt against mission extension


STS-134 Spacewalkers Drew Feustel and Mike Fincke have marked a historic first – surrounding their EVA-3 consisting of FGB Power Data Grapple Fixture work, Y-Jumper installations, and cable…

Soyuz TMA-20 captures historic photography prior to perfect landing


The Russian Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft, also known by its US designation of 25S, departed from the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday after five months on-orbit. Prior to…

STS-134: Mammouth EVA-2 completed – Endeavour TPS clearance overview


Endeavour’s flight crew have completed the second of four planned EVAs/spacewalks - focusing on port SARJ and Dextre lubrication and ammonia coolant line and tank work - lasting an epic eight…

STS-134: Focused Inspection clears TPS – Pope blesses the crews


Following the decision made by the Mission Management Team (MMT) to press ahead with a Focused Inspection (FI) on one area of Thermal Protection System (TPS) damage located…

STS-134: EVA-1 complete – Focused Inspection confirmed on TPS damage


Endeavour’s flight crew have completed the mission’s first EVA, focusing on MISSE experiment swap outs and ammonia jumper line installations. Meanwhile, engineers on the ground poured over imagery data…

Exceptional Endeavour marks U.S. Assembly Complete on Station


As Endeavour works through Flight Day 4 (FD4), the historic milestone of delivering and attaching the final component for the U.S. segment of the ISS has been completed, with the installation…

STS-134: NASA managers reviewing Endeavour’s TPS dings


The STS-134 crew have completed the installation of ExPRESS Logistics Carrier -3 (ELC-3) to round up a busy Flight Day 3, which opened the docked phase of the…

Endeavour in outstanding shape – Docks with ISS


In another historic milestone for Endeavour’s final flight, the fleet’s youngest orbiter chased down the International Space Station (ISS) to kick start the docked phase of the STS-134…