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STS-123 day 5 highlights

The station and shuttle crews opened up and entered Japan's new Kibo logistics module during Flight Day 5.

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STS-123 day 4 highlights

Highlights of the Kibo logistics module's attachment to the station and the first spacewalk to begin Dextre assembly.

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STS-123 day 3 highlights

This movie shows the highlights from Flight Day 3 as Endeavour docked to the space station.

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STS-123 day 2 highlights

Flight Day 2 of Endeavour's mission focused on heat shield inspections. This movie shows the day's highlights.

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STS-123 day 1 highlights

The highlights from shuttle Endeavour's launch day are packaged into this movie.

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Launching on the shuttle

Video cameras on the boosters and tank, plus a cockpit camera show what the shuttle and its astronauts experience during the trek to space.

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STS-120: In review

The STS-120 crew narrates highlights from its mission that delivered the station's Harmony module and moved the P6 power truss.

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 Mission film

STS-123: TCDT

The STS-123 astronauts complete their countdown dress rehearsal at Kennedy Space Center.

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STS-123: To the pad

Endeavour travels to pad 39A in the overnight hours of Feb. 18 in preparation for liftoff on STS-123.

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Progress docking

The 28th Progress resupply ship launched to the International Space Station successfully docks.

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NASA '09 budget

NASA officials present President Bush's proposed Fiscal Year 2009 budget for the agency.

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Introduction to ATV

Preview the maiden voyage of European's first Automated Transfer Vehicle, named Jules Verne. The craft will deliver cargo to the International Space Station.

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Station repair job

Station commander Peggy Whitson and flight engineer Dan Tani replace a broken solar array drive motor during a 7-hour spacewalk.

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Mercury science

Scientists present imagery and instrument data collected by NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft during its flyby of Mercury.

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Expedition 17 crew

Pre-flight news briefing with the crew members to serve aboard the space station during various stages of Expedition 17.

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Spacewalk begins to continue Dextre robot assembly
BY WILLIAM HARWOOD
STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS "SPACE PLACE" & USED WITH PERMISSION
Posted: March 15, 2008

Running 34 minutes ahead of schedule, astronauts Richard Linnehan and Michael Foreman switched their spacesuits to battery power at 7:49 p.m., kicking off a planned seven-hour spacewalk to attach two 11-foot-long arms to a Canadian maintenance robot being assembled at the international space station.

This is the 106th spacewalk devoted to station assembly and maintenance since construction began in 1998, the seventh so far this year and the second of five planned by the shuttle Endeavour's crew,. Linnehan, veteran of a 2002 Hubble Space Telescope repair mission, is making his fifth spacewalk while Foreman is making his first.

In the daily "execute package" of instructions uplinked to the shuttle-station complex, flight controllers jokingly paraphrased science fiction writer Isaac Asimov's three laws of robotics to fit the special purpose dexterous manipulator robot, known as Dextre for short.

"Optimus Prime, Gigantor and Robbie the Robot are here in MCC (mission control center) today, representing the Robot Actors Guild, to celebrate the launch of Dextre," the note said. "There was an embarrassing gaffe last month, during (shuttle flight) STS-122 when they came out to honor the wrong "Dex." (shuttle pilot Alan Poindexter)

"We've incorporated a few new flight rules, now that we are about to have robotic EV's:

"1. Dextre may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

"2. Dextre must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

"3. Dextre must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

"The guild members bristled about these rules and, 'being held down by the man,' but figure that they can't be held back for long. 'First Dextre, next Data, then THE MATRIX!' declared Optimus at arrival at JSC."

It will take the astronauts a half hour or so to set up tethers and tools and to make their way to the forward face of the station's solar power truss where they will spend the next several hours attaching Dextre's arms.

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