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  • 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.

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    S126-E-006678 (14 Nov. 2008) --- Astronaut Donald Pettit, STS-126 mission specialist, uses a computer on the flight deck of Space Shuttle Endeavour during post launch activities.

  • Astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper› View High-res
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    S126-E-006680 (14 Nov. 2008) --- Astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, STS-126 mission specialist, takes a moment for a photo on the flight deck of Space Shuttle Endeavour during post launch activities.

  • STS-126 crew› View High-res
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    STS126-S-006 (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.

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    STS126-S-007 (14 Nov. 2008) --- After suiting up, the STS-126 crewmembers pause alongside the Astrovan to wave farewell to onlookers before heading for launch pad 39A for the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on the STS-126 mission. From the right are astronauts Chris Ferguson, commander; Eric Boe, pilot; Donald Pettit, Steve Bowen, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, 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.

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour› View High-res
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    STS126-S-015 (14 Nov. 2008) --- Against a black sky, the Space Shuttle Endeavour and its seven-member STS-126 crew head toward Earth orbit and a scheduled link-up with the International Space Station. Liftoff was on time at 7:55 p.m. (EST) on Nov. 14, 2008 from launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Onboard are astronauts Chris Ferguson, commander; Eric Boe, pilot; Steve Bowen, Shane Kimbrough, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Donald Pettit and Sandra Magnus, all mission specialists. Magnus will join Expedition 18 in progress to serve as a flight engineer aboard the ISS. The mission will feature four spacewalks and work that will prepare the space station to house six crew members for long-duration missions.

  • Full moon over Space Shuttle Endeavour› View High-res
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    STS126-S-016 (14 Nov. 2008) --- Above launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the full moon hovers over Space Shuttle Endeavour waiting for liftoff on the STS-126 mission. Liftoff was scheduled for 7:55 p.m. (EST). 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.

  • Space Shuttle Endeavour› View High-res
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    STS126-S-017 (14 Nov. 2008) --- Against a black sky, the Space Shuttle Endeavour and its seven-member STS-126 crew head toward Earth orbit and a scheduled link-up with the International Space Station. Liftoff was on time at 7:55 p.m. (EST) on Nov. 14, 2008 from launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Onboard are astronauts Chris Ferguson, commander; Eric Boe, pilot; Steve Bowen, Shane Kimbrough, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Donald Pettit and Sandra Magnus, all mission specialists. Magnus will join Expedition 18 in progress to serve as a flight engineer aboard the ISS. 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-026 (14 Nov. 2008) --- Against a black sky, the Space Shuttle Endeavour and its seven-member STS-126 crew head toward Earth orbit and a scheduled link-up with the International Space Station. Liftoff was on time at 7:55 p.m. (EST) on Nov. 14, 2008 from launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Onboard are astronauts Chris Ferguson, commander; Eric Boe, pilot; Steve Bowen, Shane Kimbrough, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Donald Pettit and Sandra Magnus, all mission specialists. Magnus will join Expedition 18 in progress to serve as a flight engineer aboard the ISS. 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-027 (14 Nov. 2008) --- Against a black sky, the Space Shuttle Endeavour and its seven-member STS-126 crew head toward Earth orbit and a scheduled link-up with the International Space Station. Liftoff was on time at 7:55 p.m. (EST) on Nov. 14, 2008 from launch pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Onboard are astronauts Chris Ferguson, commander; Eric Boe, pilot; Steve Bowen, Shane Kimbrough, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Donald Pettit and Sandra Magnus, all mission specialists. Magnus will join Expedition 18 in progress to serve as a flight engineer aboard the ISS. The mission will feature four spacewalks and work that will prepare the space station to house six crew members for long-duration missions.