STS-126 Flight Day 1 Gallery

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    STS126-S-041 (14 Nov. 2008) --- The moon is seen rising behind the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-126) on pad 39A Friday, November 14, 2008, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Shuttle lifted off from launch pad 39A at 7:55 p.m. EST. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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    STS126-S-042 (14 Nov. 2008) --- The moon is seen rising above the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-126) on pad 39A Friday, November 14, 2008, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Shuttle lifted off from launch pad 39A at 7:55 p.m. (EST). Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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    STS126-S-043 (15 Nov. 2008) --- NASA Administrator Michael Griffin watches the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-126) from the Launch Control Center Friday, November 14, 2008, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Shuttle lifted off from launch pad 39A at 7:55 p.m. (EST). Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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    STS126-S-044 (15 Nov. 2008) --- NASA Administrator Michael Griffin watches the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-126) from the Launch Control Center Friday, November 14, 2008, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The Shuttle lifted off from launch pad 39A at 7:55 p.m. (EST). Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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    STS126-S-005 (14 Nov. 2008) --- After suiting up, the STS-126 crewmembers exit the Operations and Checkout Building to board the Astrovan, which will take them to launch pad 39A for the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on the STS-126 mission. On the right (front to back) are astronauts Chris Ferguson, commander; Steve Bowen and Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, both mission specialists. On the left (front to back) are astronauts Eric Boe, pilot; Donald Pettit, Shane Kimbrough and Sandra Magnus, all mission specialists. Magnus will join Expedition 18 in progress to serve as a flight engineer aboard the International Space Station. The mission will feature four spacewalks and work that will prepare the space station to house six crew members for long-duration missions.

  • The Firing Room of the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center› View High-res
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    STS126-S-018 (14 Nov. 2008) --- Center Director Bob Cabana (center) shares a happy moment in the Firing Room of the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida after the successful launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on the STS-126 mission. Liftoff was on time at 7:55 p.m. (EST) on Nov. 14, 2008. STS-126 is the 124th space shuttle flight and the 27th flight to the International Space Station. The mission will feature four spacewalks and work that will prepare the space station to house six crew members for long-duration missions.

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    STS126-S-022 (14 Nov. 2008) --- In the Firing Room of the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach (left) congratulates STS-126 NASA Test Director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson with the traditional tie-cutting ceremony for a first-time NTD. Congratulations were offered for the successful launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour. Liftoff was on time at 7:55 p.m. (EST) on Nov. 14, 2008. STS-126 is the 124th space shuttle flight and the 27th flight to the International Space Station. The mission will feature four spacewalks and work that will prepare the space station to house six crew members for long-duration missions.

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    STS126-S-023 (14 Nov. 2008) --- In the Firing Room of the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Center Director Bob Cabana congratulates the launch team for the successful launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on the STS-126 mission. Liftoff was on time at 7:55 p.m. (EST) on Nov. 14, 2008. STS-126 is the 124th space shuttle flight and the 27th flight to the International Space Station. The mission will feature four spacewalks and work that will prepare the space station to house six crew members for long-duration missions.

  • Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach and Center Director Bob Cabana› View High-res
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    STS126-S-024 (14 Nov. 2008) --- After the successful launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on the STS-126 mission at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach (right) performs the tie-cutting ceremony on Center Director Bob Cabana in the Firing Room of the Launch Control Center. Cabana experienced his first shuttle launch as director. Liftoff was on time at 7:55 p.m. (EST) on Nov. 14, 2008. STS-126 is the 124th space shuttle flight and the 27th flight to the International Space Station. The mission will feature four spacewalks and work that will prepare the space station to house six crew members for long-duration missions.

  • Center Director Bob Cabana and STS-126 NASA Test Director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson› View High-res
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    STS126-S-025 (14 Nov. 2008) --- After the successful launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on the STS-126 mission at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Center Director Bob Cabana and STS-126 NASA Test Director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson show off their newly clipped ties that signified their initiation experiencing their first shuttle launch. Liftoff was on time at 7:55 p.m. (EST) on Nov. 14, 2008. STS-126 is the 124th space shuttle flight and the 27th flight to the International Space Station. The mission will feature four spacewalks and work that will prepare the space station to house six crew members for long-duration missions.