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  LAUNCH COVERAGE
 
 Endeavour Lifts Off on Mission STS-118, Aug. 8, 2007 - 6:36 p.m. EDT

This is the first flight for Space Shuttle Endeavour since 2002. Designated International Space Station assembly flight 13A.1, the crew will install and outfit the S5 truss section, replace a faulty control moment gyro and deliver supplies and equipment to the station. This will also be the first flight for Mission Specialist Barbara Morgan, the teacher-turned-astronaut.

 
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Space Shuttle Endeavour on Launch Pad 39A
Launch Coverage Begins
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The Endeavour astronauts pause for a photo on launch day.
Breakfast at Kennedy's
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The STS-118 astronauts wave to the crowd.
Next Stop: Launch Pad 39A
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The STS-118 astronauts are secured in their seats on Endeavour.
Seated and Ready to Fly
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NASA Launch Director Mike Leinbach wishes the crew a safe journey
Safe Journey
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Launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-118
3, 2, 1, Liftoff!
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The solid rocket boosters fall away from orbiter Endeavour
Boosters Fall Away!
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External tank separates from the shuttle
Successful Tank Separation
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