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Space Shuttle Mission STS-127

Endeavour makes its most recent mission to the International Space Station.

Space Shuttle Landing

July 31: Space Shuttle Endeavour lands at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla. Endeavour's seven member crew are returning from a mission to the International Space Station.

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Space Shuttle Landing

July 31: Space Shuttle Endeavour lands at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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Space Shuttle Landing

July 31: Space Shuttle Endeavour lands at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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Endeavour Above Earth

July 28: Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-127) is back-dropped by a blue and white Earth, as photographed by an Expedition 20 crew member on the International Space Station soon after the shuttle and station began their post-undocking relative separation.

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ISS Above Earth

July 28: This image provided by NASA shows the International Space Station back-dropped by a blue and white Earth as seen from Space Shuttle Endeavour as the two spacecraft begin their relative separation.

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Separation of Shuttle and ISS

July 28: Back-dropped by the blackness of space and the thin line of Earth's atmosphere, the International Space Station is seen from Space Shuttle Endeavour as the two spacecraft begin their relative separation. Endeavour is scheduled to land at Florida's Kennedy Space Center Friday at 10:48 a.m.

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Marshburn on Space Walk

July 27: This image provided by NASA shows Astronaut Tom Marshburn, as he participates in the mission's fifth and final space walk as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station. During the four-hour, 54-minute space walk, Marshburn and astronaut Christopher Cassidy (out of frame), breezed through some rewiring, camera setups and other outdoor chores including tying down some cables and installing handrails and a portable foot restraint to aid future space walkers.

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Last Spacewalk

July 27: In this image from NASA TV, astronaut Tom Marshburn is seen during a spacewalk on the international space station.

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Last Spacewalk

July 27: In this image from NASA TV, astronaut Chris Cassidy is seen during a spacewalk on the international space station.

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Space Shuttle Crew

July 26: Endeavour astronaut Robert Thirsk, of Canada, speaks alongside other astronauts during a news conference while in space.

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Docking With ISS

July 25: The limb of Earth intersects one of two Soyuz spacecraft that are docked with the International Space Station.

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Japanese Exposed Facility

July 23: The robotic arm of the Japanese Experiment Module assists in the installation of MAXI payload on the Japanese Exposed Facility (JEF) on flight day 9.

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International Meeting on ISS

July 23: Inside Kibo also known as the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM), astronaut Mark Polansky, left, STS-127 commander, shakes hands with Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, who has been onboard the international space station for a tour of duty as flight engineer but will be returning to Earth with Polansky and the rest of the STS-127 crew next week.

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Christopher Cassidy on Space Walk

July 22: In this photo provided by NASA, astronaut Christopher Cassidy, STS-127 mission specialist, is pictured in the center of this wide shot photographed during Endeavour's third space walk of a scheduled five overall for this flight. Cassidy is near the Japanese Experiment Module - Exposed Facility (JEF). This was Cassidy's first of a scheduled three sessions for him.

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Space Walk

July 22: Astronaut Christopher Cassidy participates in Endeavour's third space walk of a scheduled five overall for this flight.

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Space Walk

July 22: In this photo provided by NASA, astronaut Dave Wolf, STS-127 mission specialist, is just about ready to participate in Endeavour's third space walk of a scheduled five overall for this flight. He joined astronaut Christopher Cassidy, for the session.

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Working Out Inside Shuttle

July 22: In this photo provided by NASA, astronaut Doug Hurley, STS-127 pilot, works out on the bicycle ergometer on Endeavour's mid deck during flight day 8 activities.

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Outside Shuttle

July 22: In this image from NASA television, the Japanese robotic arm moves the inter-orbit communications system to the newly installed porch of Japan's space station lab.

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Inside Shuttle

July 22: In this image from NASA television, Endeavour astronauts from left Commander Mark Polansky, David Wolf, and Julie Payette from Canada answer questions from media representatives while in space.

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Two Astronauts Float in Space

July 20: Endeavour astronauts Thomas Marshburn and David Wolf float above Earth as they work on attaching spare parts to the space station.

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Japanese Logistics Element Handoff

July 21: Two robotic arms hand off the Japanese Logistics Element as it's tranferred from Endeavour to the space station.

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Astronaut David Wolf During Spacewalk

July 20: In this image from NASA television, Endeavour astronaut David Wolf floats above Earth perched on the end of the robotic arm as he works on attaching spare parts to the space station during a spacewalk.

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Astronaut Julie Payette in Pilot Seat

July 17: Canadian astronaut Julie Payette temporarily occupies the pilot's station on space shuttle Endeavour.

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Tim Kopra During First Spacewalk

Astronaut Tim Kopra is pictured in Endeavour's cargo bay during the first of five planned spacewalks for the STS-127 crew on July 18. When the Endeavour crew returns to Earth, Kopra will stay onboard the space station to serve as flight engineer for ISS expedition duty.

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Endeavour Docks With Space Station

July 17: Space shuttle Endeavour after docking with the International Space Station.

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Space Cargo Transfer

July 19: The Integrated Cargo Carrier is moved from space shuttle Endeavour's cargo bay to the International Space Station by the shuttle's Canadarm robotic arm.

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Endeavour Approaches Space Station

July 17: Space shuttle Endeavour approaches the International Space Station prior to docking. As part of the survey and part of every mission's activities, the STS-127 Endeavour crew performed a back-flip for the rendezvous pitch maneuver.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch

July 15: Space shuttle Endeavour lifts-off from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla. Wednesday July 15, 2009. Endeavour's seven member crew are on a 16-day mission to the International Space Station. 

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Endeavour Rollout

Space shuttle Endeavour rolls to the launch pad.'

 

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Crew Meet and Greet

The crew of space shuttle mission STS-127 answers questions at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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Mock Launch Procedure

Three STS-127 crew members during a mock launch procedure.

 

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Endeavour Crew and Fuel Tank

The Endeavour crew atop the launch assembly, with the orange fuel tank and one of the solid-fuel booster rockets visible behind them.

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Kibo Porch Diagram

A cutaway diagram of the porch to the Kibo lab the Endeavour crew will be bringing up to and installing on the International Space Station.

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Endeavour Crew and Shuttle

The Endeavour crew stands in front of the shuttle launch assembly.

Lightning Strikes Launch Pad

July 10: A lightning strike at Launch Pad 39A during Friday afternoon's thunderstorm. Sensors counted 11 such strikes within 0.3 miles of the pad.

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Launch Pad at Night

July 11: Space shuttle Endeavour ready for launch.

Endeavour Crew and Plaque

At Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, STS-127 crew members gather near space shuttle Endeavour's hatch to place the mission plaque before launch. Clockwise from left are pilot Doug Hurley, mission specialists Julie Payette, Christopher Cassidy, Dave Wolf, Tom Marshburn and Tim Kopra and commander Mark Polansky. Payette represents the Canadian Space Agency.

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Kibo Lab Animation Still

An artist's illustration of Japan's Kibo lab at the International Space Station, complete with its external porch-like experiment platform.

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Launch Pad at Daylight

July 11: Space shuttle Endeavour stands ready for launch on pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Shuttle Countdown Clock

July 12: The countdown clock continues to click as Space Shuttle Endeavour sits at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Space Shuttle Mission STS-127

Endeavour makes its most recent mission to the International Space Station.

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