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The Mission

Rocket: Zenit 3SL
Payload: DirecTV 7S
Date: May 4, 2004
Window: 1222-1422 GMT (8:22-10:22 a.m. EDT)
Site: Equator, 154° West, Pacific Ocean
Satellite feed: AMC 9, Transponder 17, Ku-band

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Tale of Soyuz ride
Expedition 8 commander Mike Foale describes what it is like to land in a Soyuz capsule and reflects on his half-year mission aboard the International Space Station in this post-flight interview. (23min 37sec file)
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Latest Mars rover news
Activities of the two Mars Exploration Rovers and new images are discussed in this briefing from April 28. (41min 08sec file)
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Expedition 9 arrives
The Soyuz TMA-4 spacecraft carrying the Expedition 9 crew docks to the space station's Zarya control module as seen by a video camera on the capsule. (4min 40sec file)
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Expedition 9 launch
The next space station crew is safely launched aboard the Russian Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome. (3min 32sec file)
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Gravity Probe-B flies
The Boeing Delta 2 rocket launches with NASA's Gravity Probe-B spacecraft from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. (4min 16sec file)
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