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The Mission

Rocket: Atlas 5 (AV-015)
Payload: NROL-24
Date: Dec. 10, 2007
Time: 5:05 p.m. EST (2205 GMT)
Site: Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Broadcast: G26, Transp. 14, C-band, 93° West

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STS-122: Crew arrival

The space shuttle Atlantis astronauts arrive at the Kennedy Space Center for their countdown to launch.


STS-122: The mission

Atlantis' trip to the station will deliver the European Space Agency's Columbus science lab module.


STS-122: The programs

Managers from the shuttle, station and EVA programs discuss Atlantis' upcoming flight.


STS-122: Spacewalks

Three spacewalks are planned during Atlantis' STS-122 assembly mission. Lead spacewalk officer Anna Jarvis previews the EVAs.

 Full briefing
 EVA 1 summary
 EVA 2 summary
 EVA 3 summary

The Atlantis crew

The astronauts of Atlantis' STS-122 mission meet the press in the traditional pre-flight news conference.


Harmony's big move

The station's new Harmony module is detached from the Unity hub and moved to its permanent location on the Destiny lab.


Delta 4-Heavy launch

The first operational Delta 4-Heavy rocket launches the final Defense Support Program missile warning satellite for the Air Force.

 Full coverage

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Atlas 5 rocket launches on secret satellite mission

The Atlas 5 rocket launches at 5:05 p.m. EST from Cape Canaveral's Complex 41 on a mission to deliver into orbit a classified satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office.

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