STF: STSF-131 Landing

George Schellenger and Tim Bailey report from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA Kennedy Space Center on April 20, 2010. Space Shuttle Discovery landed after nearly 16 days in space during mission STS-131.

You can also check out our latest video of theĀ STS-131 Landing on Vimeo!.

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Extended STF: President Obama goes to NASA

George Schellenger and Tim Bailey at NASA KSC

George and Tim in front of NASA's VAB

George and Tim take a broad look at President Obama’s trip to NASA from Space X to Orion. What’s in it for you? How can you get involved? This time on the Space Task Force.

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STS-130, First of the Final Five Launches

After low-lying clouds scrubbed the first attempt, STS-130 took off at 4:14 am in what is scheduled to be the last night launch of a space shuttle. The Space Task Force was on hand for the historic launch of Endeavour–as we will be for each of these ‘Final Five’ launches in 2010.

STS-130 is carrying the Tranquility module (formerly known as “Node 3”) along with the special multi-window “cupola” viewport. The crew of Endeavour will spend their first two days catching up to the space station before docking to start their mission.

The orbiter is scheduled to return to Kennedy Space Center Stay late on Feb 20 after 13 days in space. Stay tuned to the Space Task Force as we continue our extended mission coverage of STS-130 from rollout to the pad to rollout on the runway.

You can also download the video here: STS-130 Launch!

STF Video; STS-130 Rollout to Pad

Click here to watch or download: STS-130 Rollout to the Pad

As 2010 begins, we’ve started to countdown for the final shuttle flights. This time, Tim and I go behind the scenes of a shuttle rollout. Space Shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to launch of Feb 7 on a mission to the International Space Station to install Tranquility – space’s first bay window on the earth.

STF Video: Unlimited Visibility

Click here to watch or download: Unlimited Visibility

In the final part of our 4 part series, Space 2010, we remember the words of Gemini and Apollo Astronaut Ed White. In describing his first spacewalk, he talked about having “unlimited visibility.” Space provides “unlimited visibility” – but it also provides something more – and the more is the focus of this final segment.

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On behalf of Tim and myself and all the members of the Space Task Force, special greetings this holiday season – and here’s wishing that the New Year provides us all the vision for an incredible future…

STF Video: Humanity is the Spinoff

Is it me, or does it seem crazy, that even today, we have to justify sending people into space? The so-called “spinoff” argument. As we continue our series, Space 2010, we look at the most important spinoff of all — ourselves.

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STF Video: Footprints and Flags

Don’t get me wrong, I love Project Apollo as much as any space enthusiast. However, something’s been lost in the space of 40 years. In Part 2 of a special report, we look at the bleak reality of where we are, and what must be done.

Click here to watch or download: Footprints and Flags

2009 marked 40 years since the first time people walked on the moon. 40 years. What did Apollo teach us? Have we done enough to honor the legacy – or was it just about footprints and flags? It will never be a good time to do the impossible, the difficult – or the challenging. What we need is the resolve to evolve. There is simply no other choice.

Click here to watch or download: Footprints and Flags