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!

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Firey Descent of the Soyuz

We’re preparing to launch another episode of the Space Task Force this week! In the meantime, check out this story of the rough landing for the latest Soyuz:

STF12: A Rough Week

Showing our solidarity with those killed in the pursuit of space.Click here for: Space Task Force Episode 12

This week on the Space Task Force:

click here for the Astronaut Farmer on DVDIf you’re interested in buying The Astronaut Farmer – here’s a link, but make sure you listen to our review first:

STF12: A Rough Week

Showing our solidarity with those killed in the pursuit of space.Click here for: Space Task Force Episode 12

This week on the Space Task Force:

click here for the Astronaut Farmer on DVDIf you’re interested in buying The Astronaut Farmer – here’s a link, but make sure you listen to our review first:

Space Task Force Episode 8

A very busy week in space. We cover developments on board the International Space Station and the mission of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Tim talks about watching a top-secret Atlas 5 launch from his driveway and the launch of The Wonder of it All, a new movie dedicated to the Apollo astronauts. For me – it’s all about decorum in Zero-G (Bach versus Korn) and oceans on Mars (wonder what a Mars shark would have looked like?).

But wait – there’s more — don’t miss our review of – Mr. Bailey goes to Washington.
All ahead on Episode 8 of the Space Task Force.

Click here for Episode 8:Space Task Force Episode 8