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Live coverage of STS-124/Kibo Launch and Early Flight Updated With Replay Video

Posted by Thunder Pig on May 31, 2008

**updated** 5.50pm The replay of the show launch and the first few minutes of flight is now available:
Streaming Video by Ustream.TV
The continuing live coverage is below…

Courtesy Space Vidcast, You can watch coverage of the 123rd Shuttleflight, the 35th flight of the Discovery vehicle, and the delivery of the experimental JAXA Kibo pressurized module to the ISS. After this flight, there are only eight more flights to the ISS planned by NASA shuttles. This flight is anticipated to last 15 days, minus the time required to repair the toilet. If it’s anything like an earthly toilet repair, I hope they packed a lunch.

Free video streaming by Ustream

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The NASA Channel will be played on this channel, and the Live Show is scheduled to begin around 4 pm, give or take.

Buzz Lightyear will be making his first flight into space to the delight of children everywhere. NASA is hoping to encourage children to continue their interest in space.

Flightcrew for STS-124:

* Mark E. Kelly (3) – Commander
* Kenneth Ham (1) – Pilot
* Karen L. Nyberg (1) – Mission Specialist 1
* Ronald J. Garan, Jr. (1) – Mission Specialist 2
* Michael E. Fossum (2) – Mission Specialist 3
* Akihiko Hoshide (1) – Mission Specialist 4 – JAXA

Launching ISS Expedition 17 crew:

* Gregory Chamitoff (1) – Flight Engineer

Returning ISS Expedition 17 crew:

* Garrett Reisman (1) – Flight Engineer

The crewman’s name is followed by a number in parenthesis to indicate number of times the astronaut has flown in space prior to this mission, assignment, and if applicable, space agency other than NASA as their sponsor. JAXA is the Japanese Space Agency.

More information: NASA STS-124 webpage
Space Vid Cast Showpage

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