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Orbiter: Endeavour
Mission: STS-123
Launch: March 11, 2008
Time: 2:28 a.m. EDT (0628 GMT)
Site: Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Landing: March 26 @ 8:39 p.m. EDT
Site: Shuttle Landing Facility, KSC

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STS-123 landing

Shuttle Endeavour returned from space with a night landing March 26 at Kennedy Space Center.

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Day 16 highlights

Video highlights from Endeavour's final full day in space for STS-123.

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Day 15 highlights

Flight Day 15 was undocking day as Endeavour departed the station to begin the journey toward home.

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Day 14 highlights

Easter Sunday in space on Flight Day 14 included a few hours of rest and the joint crew news conference.

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Day 13 highlights

On Flight Day 13, the mission's final spacewalk attached the shuttle's heat shield inspection boom to the station.

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Day 12 highlights

Inspections of Endeavour's wings and nose for space debris hits were conducted on Flight Day 12.

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Day 11 highlights

Spacewalkers on Flight Day 11 tested a method for repairing damaged shuttle heat shield tiles in space.

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Day 10 highlights

Video highlights from Flight Day 10 as the astronauts enjoyed a mid-mission light-duty day.

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STS-123 day 9 highlights

Flight Day 9 saw Dextre moved to the Destiny lab, stowing the assembly pallet and a group dinner in the Zvezda module.

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STS-123 day 8 highlights

Finishing assembly of Dextre and delivering spare parts to the station occurred during the spacewalk on Flight Day 8.

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STS-123 day 7 highlights

The space station's handyman robot Dextre flexed its arms for the first time during Flight Day 7.

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STS-123 day 6 highlights

Flight Day 6 was dedicated to the second spacewalk and continued assembly of the Dextre robot.

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STS-123 day 5 highlights

The station and shuttle crews opened up and entered Japan's new Kibo logistics module during Flight Day 5.

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STS-123 day 4 highlights

Highlights of the Kibo logistics module's attachment to the station and the first spacewalk to begin Dextre assembly.

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STS-123 day 3 highlights

This movie shows the highlights from Flight Day 3 as Endeavour docked to the space station.

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STS-123 day 2 highlights

Flight Day 2 of Endeavour's mission focused on heat shield inspections. This movie shows the day's highlights.

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STS-123 day 1 highlights

The highlights from shuttle Endeavour's launch day are packaged into this movie.

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STS-123: TCDT

The STS-123 astronauts complete their countdown dress rehearsal at Kennedy Space Center.

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STS-123: To the pad

Endeavour travels to pad 39A in the overnight hours of Feb. 18 in preparation for liftoff on STS-123.

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STS-123 Mission Coverage

Shuttle Endeavour safely returns from space
Running one orbit late because of troublesome low clouds, the shuttle Endeavour plunged back to Earth Wednesday, dropping out of the night for a picture-perfect landing at the Kennedy Space Center. Meanwhile, NASA confirmed the next shuttle launch will slip a few days.
   FULL STORY
   MISSION STATUS CENTER - live updates!
   LANDING DELAYED ONE ORBIT
   RE-ENTRY PREPS BEGIN
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   MAPS: LANDING GROUND TRACKS
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VIDEO: CREW EMERGES FOR POST-LANDING GREETINGS PLAY
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VIDEO: BEHIND THE SCENES W/ENTRY TEAM IN MISSION CONTROL PLAY

VIDEO: CREW GIVEN THE "GO" FOR DEORBIT BURN PLAY
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Astronauts prep Endeavour for return to Earth
The Endeavour astronauts tested the shuttle's re-entry systems Tuesday and packed for landing Wednesday at the Kennedy Space Center to close out a 16-day space station assembly mission.
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Station chief gives detailed update on joint problem
Analysis of metallic contamination from a critical solar array rotary joint on the international space station indicates a "high-friction event" of some sort, possibly a misaligned bearing roller or some other like defect, has chewed up and damaged one of the surfaces of a 10-foot-wide gear and bearing race, the station's program manager said Monday.
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   SHUTTLE CREW PREPS FOR LANDING
Shuttle Endeavour undocks from the space station
Endeavour departed the international space station at 8:25 p.m. EDT Monday evening to close out a marathon five-spacewalk assembly mission. The undocking was delayed a half-hour due to a solar array latching problem.
   UNDOCKING STORY
   FAREWELL CEREMONY
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   NASA TV SCHEDULE REV. L (.pdf download)
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Crew gets some Sunday rest before undocking
With five spacewalks behind them, the Endeavour astronauts enjoyed a final few hours of off-duty time Sunday before making preparations for undocking Monday evening. The joint shuttle-station crews shared an Easter meal and participated in a news conference to discuss the progress of the mission.
   MORNING STORY
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Spacewalkers anchor inspection boom to station
Astronauts Bob Behnken and Mike Foreman went outside for a six-hour spacewalk Saturday, installing Endeavour's 50-foot-long heat shield inspection boom on the space station for use by the next shuttle mission, deploying an experiment package they were unable to attach earlier and inspecting the station's damaged solar array rotary joint.
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   MISSE ATTACHED; SARJ INSPECTED
   BOOM MOUNTED TO STATION
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   NASA TV SCHEDULE REV. K (.pdf download)
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VIDEO: FURTHER EXAMINATION OF STATION'S ROTARY JOINT PLAY
VIDEO: PROTECTIVE COVER PLACED OVER BOOM SENSOR PACKAGE PLAY
VIDEO: HEAT SHIELD INSPECTION BOOM MOUNTED ON THE STATION PLAY
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Shuttle heat shield checked for space debris hits
The Endeavour astronauts carried out a final heat shield inspection Friday and prepared for a final spacewalk Saturday night to mount the shuttle's inspection boom on the space station's solar power truss for use by the next station assembly crew.
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Hubble servicing mission's launch date threatened
With the shuttle Endeavour's mission entering the home stretch, shuttle Discovery remains on track for blastoff May 25 to ferry a huge Japanese laboratory module to the space station. But subsequent near-term flights, including a high-profile mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope, could be delayed, sources say, because of ongoing external tank production issues.
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NASA managers 'thrilled' with heat shield repair test
Thursday evening's spacewalk successfully replaced a faulty circuit breaker and tested a promising heat-shield repair technique, one of the final steps in NASA's recovery from the Columbia disaster. The tile repair demonstration went smoothly and while a complete assessment will require detailed post-landing analysis, the astronauts and managers were pleased with the results.
   SPACEWALK NO. 4 ENDS
   TILE REPAIR DEMO COMPLETED
   EVA BEGINS W/CIRCUIT BREAKER REPLACEMENT
   PREVIEW STORY
   NASA TV SCHEDULE REV. H (.pdf download)
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VIDEO: TILE SAMPLES AND DISPENSER STOWED IN PAYLOAD BAY PLAY
VIDEO: CLOSEUP VIEW OF THE 'REPAIRED' SHUTTLE TILES PLAY
VIDEO: SPACE SHUTTLE TILE REPAIR DEMONSTRATION - PART 2 PLAY
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VIDEO: TILE REPAIR DRY RUN PRACTICE WITH THE DISPENSER PLAY
VIDEO: SPACEWALKERS SET UP WORKSITE FOR TILE REPAIR TEST PLAY
VIDEO: FOREMAN FIGHTS WITH STUCK POWER CONNECTOR PLAY
VIDEO: ASTRONAUTS EGRESS AIRLOCK FOR EVA NO. 4 PLAY

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Special launch video presented by the astronauts
The shuttle Endeavour crew has downlinked a special treat for space fans. The video camera on the flight deck recorded the astronauts' launch, beginning with the final minutes of the countdown, closing their visors, roaring off the pad and climbing into orbit. What makes this video even cooler is the live cockpit intercom audio, which allows you to hear the crewmembers talking to each other during the trip to space.
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Astronauts enjoy some
mid-mission off-duty time

Midway through a grueling 16-day mission, the Endeavour astronauts and their space station counterparts enjoyed a second half-day off Wednesday, taking a call from Japan's prime minister and fielding questions from reporters before gearing up for a fourth spacewalk Thursday.
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Station-bound freighter enters parking orbit
Europe's Jules Verne space station servicing ship entered a holding pattern early Wednesday to wait out the shuttle Endeavour's visit to the outpost scheduled to wrap up early next week.
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Astronauts complete a busy evening of robotics work
The Endeavour astronauts carefully moved the Canadian Space Agency's 3,400-pound Dextre robot from its assembly pallet to a long-term mounting point on the space station's Destiny laboratory module Tuesday evening. The robot's construction pallet was then moved back to the shuttle's payload bay for return to Earth.
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SRB cameras give unique view of Endeavour's ascent
Footage recorded by video cameras on space shuttle Endeavour's twin solid rocket boosters has been released showing the ship's nighttime launch and climb through the clouds on March 11 from Kennedy Space Center. The movies are presented here with launch audio.
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Spacewalkers finish putting together Dextre robot
Astronauts Rick Linnehan and Bob Behnken conducted a seven-hour spacewalk Monday evening to complete assembly of a Canadian maintenance robot and to move spare parts from the shuttle Endeavour to the international space station.
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   DEXTRE NOW ASSEMBLED
   EVA NO. 3 BEGINS
   PREVIEW STORY
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VIDEO: FIRST SPARE DCSU BOX PLACED ON THE STATION PLAY
VIDEO: SPARE YAW JOINT FOR STATION ARM TRANSFERRED PLAY
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VIDEO: DEXTRE ROBOT FITTED WITH TOOL HOLDER PLAY
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Testing of station's Dextre robot gets underway
The Canadian Space Agency's $209 million space station robot, Dextre, was subjected to joint-by-joint brake tests Sunday night to make sure the gangly mechanical handyman's 11-foot-long arms are working properly. All but one of the joints passed the first round of tests.
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European space freighter checks avoidance feature
Europe's Jules Verne space station transporter successfully completed a critical engine firing early Friday, proving it can steer clear of the orbiting complex if struck by a major problem during final approach.
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Spacewalkers connect arms to station's Dextre robot
Rick Linnehan and Mike Foreman completed a planned seven-hour spacewalk overnight to attach two 11-foot-long arms with gripper-like hands to the torso of a 12-foot-tall Canadian maintenance robot being assembled on the space station.
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   FIRST ARM ATTACHED
   TIGHT BOLTS SLOW CREW
   EVA NO. 1 BEGINS
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Dextre comes to life; crew enters new module
Performing electronic bypass surgery, the Endeavour astronauts late Friday successfully routed power to a Canadian maintenance robot being assembled at the international space station. Meanwhile, the crew also opened up and entered Japan's new logistics module.
   DEXTRE COMES ALIVE
   CREW ENTERS NEW MODULE
   DAY'S PREVIEW STORY
First spacewalk of mission completed successfully
Astronauts Richard Linnehan and Garrett Reisman completed a 7-hour, 1-minute spacewalk overnight that prepare the Japanese logistics module for attachment to the space station and began assembly of a Canadian robot known as Dextre. The shuttle's arm mounted the new module to the station at 4:06 a.m.
   SOFTWARE DOESN'T FIX DEXTRE GLITCH
   JLP UNBERTHED FROM SHUTTLE
   MODULE PREPPED FOR MOVE
   EVA NO. 1 BEGINS
   PREVIEW STORY
   NASA TV SCHEDULE REV. C (.pdf download)
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Station chief optimistic about Dextre software fix
Space station Program Manager Mike Suffredini said Thursday he's optimistic a software patch will resolve a timing problem that engineers believe has prevented them from successfully routing power to the Canadian Space Agency's Dextre robot.
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Robot pallet experiences power-up glitch on station
A high-tech Canadian robot, launched disassembled on large pallet, was moved from the Endeavour to a work site on the station early Thursday. An initial attempt to route power to the pallet was not successful, but power is not required for the robot's initial assembly and the astronauts were told to press ahead with preparations for a spacewalk Thursday night.
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Shuttle arrives at station for international delivery
The shuttle Endeavour glided to a gentle docking with the space station as the two spacecraft sailed 212 miles above Malaysia at five miles per second. With commander Dom Gorie at the controls, the shuttle's docking system engaged its counterpart on the front of the lab complex at 11:49 p.m. EDT to wrap up a two-day orbital chase that began with Endeavour's blastoff early Tuesday.
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Crew completes evening of heat shield inspections
The astronauts unlimbered the shuttle's robot arm and inspected the ship's nose cap and wing leading edge panels with a laser scanner on the end of a 50-foot-long boom. The areas of the orbiter that experience the most extreme heating during re-entry appeared in good shape to the untrained eye, including the nose section where launch imagery indicates a possible bird or debris strike about 10 seconds after liftoff.
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Endeavour launch gallery
This collection of images shows space shuttle Endeavour's middle-of-the-night launch Tuesday. The ship soared from pad 39A and disappeared into a low deck of clouds over the launch site a half-minute after liftoff.
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Jules Verne propulsion system glitch resolved
Two days after an electronics box cut off a quarter of a European space station resupply ship's propulsion system, controllers successfully revived the suspect command chain and tested its ability to work properly during a series of engine firings Tuesday.
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Space shuttle Endeavour roars into the night
The space shuttle Endeavour, carrying a crew of seven, a Japanese space station module and a high-tech Canadian robot with 11-foot-long arms, vaulted into orbit early today, lighting up the pre-dawn sky for miles around as it knifed through low clouds and rocketed away on a 16-day space station assembly mission.
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   MONDAY STORY
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Mission preview: Robot, module headed for station
Space shuttle Endeavour's flight will be a marathon five-spacewalk mission to the fast-growing international space station, delivering a Japanese module and Canadian robot. Read our comprehensive preview of STS-123.
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Engineers assess problem aboard Jules Verne craft
An electronics box on Europe's first cargo ship shut down a propulsion system command chain responsible for a quarter of the space-age delivery truck's maneuvering thrusters, officials said Sunday.
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Europe's space cargo ship embarks on maiden voyage
A first-of-a-kind robotic space transporter with a futuristic autopilot control system journeyed into orbit early Sunday, embarking on a mission to track down the international space station using the most advanced space technology ever developed in Europe.
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Endeavour's fuel cells loaded as count proceeds
Engineers pumped liquid oxygen and hydrogen into the shuttle Endeavour's fuel cell system early Sunday in preparation for launch Tuesday on a space station assembly mission. There are no technical problems of any significance launch complex 39A and forecasters say the weather is behaving as expected with a 90 percent chance of acceptable conditions at launch time.
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Early hours of Endeavour countdown going well
The shuttle Endeavour's countdown is ticking smoothly through its initial stages, with engineers checking out the ship's avionics systems and gearing up to pump liquid oxygen and hydrogen aboard early Sunday to power the orbiter's electricity generating fuel cells.
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Soggy arrival for crew as shuttle countdown begins
A heavy, drenching rain at the Kennedy Space Center greeted space shuttle Endeavour's astronauts overnight Saturday as the seven-man crew arrived from Houston to begin final preparations for Tuesday's blastoff. The launch team then started the countdown as scheduled.
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Shuttle Endeavour cleared for its March 11 launch
NASA managers completed a two-day flight readiness review Friday and formally cleared the shuttle Endeavour for blastoff March 11 on a 16-day space station assembly mission featuring five spacewalks, delivery of a new Japanese module and assembly of a complex Canadian hand-like attachment for the station's robot arm.
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Endeavour astronauts strap in for practice countdown
The crew of the shuttle Endeavour strapped in Monday at pad 39A for a dress-rehearsal countdown that sets the stage for launch March 11 on a 16-day space station assembly mission featuring five spacewalks, installation of a Japanese logistics module and assembly of a complex hand-like attachment for the lab's robot arm.
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Shuttle Endeavour was transported from its processing hangar to the Vehicle Assembly Building on Monday. Endeavour will be mounted to the external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters inside the 52-story VAB in preparation for rollout to pad 39A next week. The shuttle is slated for liftoff March 11.
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John Glenn Mission Patch

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