Endeavour Lifts Off!

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Endeavour Lifts Off!
03.11.08
 
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NASA COMMENTATOR GEORGE DILLER: Safety systems armed.

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 and lift off of Endeavour -- Going where East and West do meet at the International Space Station.

ROB NAVIAS: Houston now controlling.

ASTRONAUT: Houston, Endeavour, roll program.

MISSION CONTROL: Roger, roll Endeavour.

NAVIAS: The roll maneuver is complete and Endeavour is in a head's-down position on course for a 51.6 degree, 136 by 36 statute mile orbit.

The Florida coast gets an early sunrise as Endeavour heads out on a course to intercept the International Space Station in a day and a half.

MISSION CONTROL: Endeavour you're go at throttle up and there's no action on the left RCS messages, will have words later.

ASTRONAUT: Go for throttle up, copy, no action on the RCS message mass.

NAVIAS: Endeavour's heading out 51,000 feet in altitude, 10 miles from the Kennedy Space Center, downrange eleven miles.

Three hydraulic systems in good shape as are the electricity-producing fuel cells.

Three good main engines at 104 percent of rated thrust.

Coming up on staging, the burnout of these twin solid rocket boosters at two minutes, 5 seconds.

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