Transcript: The Trouble with Cargo | Jul 31, 2004A split screen shows a Shuttle on a launch pad and the rocket firing and
climbing into the atmosphere. Crew members appear in a vibrating cabin. Against
three-way clips and an image of a shuttle in orbit with its hatch open, a
caption reads "TV Ontario presents The Shuttle Years... From Challenger to
(Classical music plays)
A Man says 4-3-2-1 AND LIFTOFF!
[Radio chatter continues]
A Woman says 3 AND 104.
A Man says 8 SECONDS...
AND ROLL PROGRAM, HOUSTON.
[Playing theme music]
A Woman says ON THE RIGHT, RUN THE TIME.
A Man says COMING UP ON THE MARK.
A Man says CHALLENGER, THROTTLE UP.
A Man says COLUMBIA, HOUSTON, COM CHECK.
A Man says COLUMBIA, HOUSTON, COM CHECK.
A Man says ... ENGINES 103, 103
A Woman says IT'S LOOKING GOOD.
The screen fades to black.
A blue circular shield features a three-masted sailing ship with a
rocket soaring past it. The white rocket contrail bears the caption
"Endeavour." At the top, circling the rim, appear the names "Chilton,
Brandenstein, Melnick." At the bottom "Thuot, Hieb, Thornton and Akers."
the ship sails out of the shield.
Over a clip of a Shuttle launching, a caption reads "The Trouble with Cargo."
[Classical Music plays]
[Applause and cheering]
A Woman says THIS IS SHUTTLE LAUNCH
CONTROL AT T MINUS 3 HOURS AND HOLDING.
A Man says ENDEAVOUR, LAUNCH TRACTOR.
An Astronaut says ROGER, WE'RE READY TO GO.
A Man says COPY THAT.
WELL I HOPE IN A FEW MINUTES,
THEN, WE CAN CUT THE MOORING
LINES ON THIS SHIP AND HAVE YOU
AND YOUR CREW SAIL OUT OF HERE.
SO WE WISH YOU A GOOD VOYAGE AND
WE'LL SEE YOU BACK AT THE DOCK.
M.P.D., YOU HAVE A GO TO PROCEED.
A Woman says ENDEAVOUR'S FOUR
REDUNDANT COMPUTERS HAVE PRIMARY
CONTROL FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE COUNT.
T MINUS 15, T MINUS 10.
WE HAVE A GO FOR ENGINE START.
6-5-4-3-2-1, IGNITION AND
LIFTOFF OF THE MAIDEN VOYAGE OF
ENDEAVOUR ON A SATELLITE RESCUE MISSION.
The rocket rises on a pillar of flame after a successful launch. A caption reads
"Primary objectives... Fix Intelsat 6 Satellite, Test Space Station assembly
process." another caption reads "Endeavour is named after the ship sailed by
Captain James Cook to record the transit of Venus in 1768."
[Epic classical music plays]
Inside the Shuttle, crew members put their space suits on. A caption reads
"Spacewalk - E.V.A."
A reporter says CREW MEMBERS ARE WITH
THE EQUIPMENT PREPARATION FOR
THE SPACE WALKS ON SUNDAY,
MONDAY AND TUESDAY.
An Astronaut says HOW WE DOING, TOM?
STILL A HALF HOUR AHEAD?
Tom says IT'S PROBABLY HARD
TO TELL NOW.
Against the image of a satellite, a caption reads "Intelsat is stranded
in an unusable orbit. Intelsat needs a new rocket motor."
The reporter says FIRST CLOSE-UP VISUAL OF
THE INTELSAT SPACECRAFT AS
ENDEAVOUR MAKES THE FINAL APPROACH.
Astronaut says OKAY, THERMAL
COVER IS OPEN.
WE'RE REDRESSING AIRLOCK.
I'M HOOKING UP THE TETHER.
The reporter says DO IT ON THE END OF THE
ROBOT ARM CARRYING THE SPECIALLY
DESIGNED CAPTURE BAR THAT WILL
BE USED TO ATTACH TO INTELSAT.
M. Control says WE HAVE A GOOD COPY ON
Astronaut says HERE'S ONE MORE.
M. Control says ROGER.
Astronaut says HERE'S MY TARGET.
ALL THRUSTERS ARE CLEAR.
IN A LITTLE BIT, BRUCE.
Bruce says COMING IN.
[Dramatic classical music plays]
Astronaut says FINISHED?
Astronaut says HANG ON.
Astronaut says HEY, WHY DON'T...
DO YOU WANT TO START DRIVING ME IN?
IT'S GOING TO COME AROUND AGAIN.
KEEP GOING IN.
A Woman says SAILING APART, MARK.
Astronaut says I'VE GOT TO GET
GET ME IN.
TAKE ME OVER.
DO YOU WANT ME TO JUST GRAB ONTO
THE UH-- I'M OVER.
A caption reads "Capturing satellites manually is an extremely
Astronaut says THE MAIN LESSON WE
LEARNED TODAY IS, WE JUST HAVE
TO EASE IT IN EXTREMELY
CAUTIOUSLY, GO SLOW, AND IF IT'S NOT
THERE, BACK OUT, SETTLE DOWN AND
TRY IT AGAIN.
M. Control says WE'LL WORK ON THAT
THROUGH THE NIGHT, AND AGAIN WE
LOOK FORWARD TO DOING THIS TOMORROW.
Astronaut says [Unclear] YEAH, I
GOT IT.... OKAY, LET'S SEE IF WE CAN
Technicians discuss the problem at Mission Control. A caption reads
"A "tiger team" of engineers, astronauts and flight controllers develops a
A Man says HE JUST WENT IN LIKE THAT.
A Man says HE STILL HAD HIS ARMS
STRAIGHT, HE COULD EVEN GO FARTHER.
A Man says EVEN IF IT WASN'T TOO
FAR AWAY, HE'S GOING TO BE
OVERHEAD... IT'S HARD.
IT'S REALLY HARD.
A clip shows the spacewalker standing on the platform at the end of the
Astronaut says OKAY, HERE WE GO.
A Man says [Unclear] TO THE BAR.
Astronaut says OKAY, BEFORE WE START MOVING.
Astronaut says TOO FAR, NOW?
Astronaut says YEAH.
Astronaut says OKAY, I'LL BRING
YOU BACK A LITTLE BIT.
Astronaut says DEFINITELY.
Astronaut says OKAY, WE'RE GOING
TO TRY HERE, HOLD ON.
GO IN EASY, EASY, EASY...
Astronaut says BACK UP, BACK UP.
Astronaut says WANT ME TO PULL
Astronaut says YEAH, I NEED SOME
RIGHT YAW, LET'S TRY AGAIN.
Astronaut says BACK HIM OUT.
Astronaut says COMING OUT, COMING
OUT, OKAY, LET'S SEE IF WE CAN
GET IT. SLIDING RIGHT.
Astronaut says YEAH, YEAH IT'S RIGHT.
Astronaut says YOU'VE GOT TO MAKE
SURE THE ONE YOU WANT ME TO YAW
RIGHT, YOU SAY YAW RIGHT.
ANY OTHER TIME, RIGHT IS JUST RIGHT.
Astronaut says YEAH, THAT'S WHAT
NEED TO GO IN SOME MORE.
MOVE IT UP.
MOVE IT UP, UP...
I DO BELIEVE... IT'S ON.
Astronaut says BACK AWAY.
Astronaut says I FELT IT UP THERE
Astronaut says READY FOR ANOTHER
GO AT IT?
Astronaut says YEAH.
OKAY, GLIDE ME IN SOME MORE.
HOLD IT THERE.
Astronaut says EASY NOW.
Astronaut says GOD DANG IT.
IT WENT BACK AROUND AND I DIDN'T
I MEAN, I HAD A GOOD FEEL ON IT,
I THOUGHT [Unclear]
OKAY, I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE
Astronaut says YEAH.
Astronaut says IT MIGHT BE ALL
THERE IS TODAY.
A Man says DO WE HAVE ANY OPTIONS
FOR ANOTHER ATTEMPT TODAY?
Astronaut says OKAY, I'D HAVE TO
ANSWER THAT AN EMPHATIC NO.
A Man says OKAY, [Unclear]
Astronaut says I THINK WHAT WE
PROBABLY DO IS LET'S STAND BY
AND WATCH IT A LITTLE BIT.
A Man says OKAY.
Astronaut says IT'S GOING UP, I
CAN'T REACH IT.
NOW IT STARTED GOING DOWN ON
THIS, I WAS ALMOST THERE.
YEAH, IT'S GOT TO BE RIGHT NOW.
In Mission Control, over the radio, a spokesman says WE BASICALLY, AT THIS
POINT, HAVE RULED OUT, I SAY
THAT WITH SOME CAUTION, I GUESS,
BUT WE HAVE BASICALLY RULED OUT
THE USE OF THE CAPTURE BAR FOR
THE INITIAL GRAPPLE.
At a meeting, a man says STOREY, YOU'RE GOING TO
BE WORKING WITH THESE GUYS
DEVELOPING THESE PROCEDURES, RIGHT?
Storey says YES.
A Man says YOU CAN GET EMOTIONAL ON
THAT, AND MAKE SURE WE'VE GOT
THOSE BRIGHT EYES...
The spokesman says OUR CONCEPT NOW IS TO
SLOW THE SPACECRAFT DOWN TO A
POSITION OR A SPIN RATE THAT WE
CAN ACTUALLY GO UP AND MANUALLY
GRAB THIS THING, BASICALLY WITH
A GLOVED E.B.A. HAND.
A clip shows the third attempt at grabbing the satellite. A caption reads
"The third attempt calls for the first-ever 3-person E.V.A."
A Man says THE CREW ABOARD
ENDEAVOUR IS ATTEMPTING TO TEST
THE FEASIBILITY OF PUTTING THREE
CREW MEMBERS IN THEIR SPACE
SUITS AT ONCE, INSIDE THE AIR
LOCK, TO MAKE SURE THAT THREE
CAN, IN FACT, FIT IN THE AIR LOCK.
AND, AT THE SAME TIME, STOREY
MUSGRAVE, RICH CLIFFORD AND JIM
VOSS ARE PREPARING TO DO THE
IDENTICAL TEST AT THE WEIGHTLESS
ENVIRONMENT TRAINING FACILITY AT
THE JOHNSON SPACE CENTRE.
Mission Control says ENDEAVOUR, HOUSTON, DAN,
DO YOU HAVE THE INTELSAT IN SIGHT?
Astronaut says ROGER, WE SURE DO,
AND IT'S RIGHT IN OUR CROSS-HAIRS.
The three astronauts are shown maneuvering the satellite.
One Astronaut says WE'RE GOING TO
HAVE BRUCE TO RAISE ME UP, BUT
IT'S TOO LATE.
Another Astronaut says OKAY... WAIT, WAIT.
LET'S DO IT.
The Astronaut on the Shuttle says YOU GUYS GOT A GRIP?
One of the three spacewalking Astronauts says YES, SIR.
Astronaut says HOUSTON, I THINK
WE'VE GOT A SATELLITE.
Mission Control says YEAH, WE'RE WATCHING
WE'VE GOT A LOT OF SMILES DOWN
Dan says NICE JOB, GUYS.
OKAY, JUST SET IT
UP GOOD ON YOU GUYS, HOLD IT FOR
A LITTLE WHILE AND GET THE FEEL
OF IT, WE'RE IN NO RUSH.
STAND BY, JUST STABILISE IT GOOD AND MAKE SURE
YOU'VE GOT A GOOD SOFT DOCK SO
WE DON'T LOSE THIS SUCKER.
A caption reads "This E.V.A. becomes the longest spacewalk in history...
A reporter says MISSION SPECIALIST RICK
HIEB IS VISIBLE WORKING TO
TIGHTEN THE UMBILICAL CONNECTOR.
AND TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE A
GOOD, TIGHT UMBILICAL MATING
BETWEEN THE SPACECRAFT AND THE PKM.
says THIS WILL GIVE THE
INTELSAT OPERATIONS FOLKS A GOOD
CLOSE-UP LOOK OF THE STATE OF
THEIR SPACECRAFT BEFORE IT'S
SENT TO ITS FINAL DESTINATION AT
Mission Control says ENDEAVOUR, HOUSTON, YOU
ARE GO FOR DEPLOY.
Astronaut says OKAY.
M. Control says 3-2-1, MARK
A caption reads "the first attempt to deploy fails."
A woman Astronaut says HOUSTON,
ENDEAVOUR, NO JOY ON DEPLOY ON
WE'LL TRY IT AGAIN.
ALL TALK BACKS WERE NOMINAL.
M. Control says OKAY, WE COPY.
The Astronaut says HOUSTON, NO JOY ON
WE'LL GO TO SIDE B.
The Astronaut says HOUSTON, ENDEAVOUR.
A Man says GO AHEAD, K.T..
The Astronaut says NO JOY DEPLOYING
ON THE B. SIDE.
A Man says K.T., I'VE GOT A
VERIFICATION STEP FOR YOU.
WOULD YOU VERIFY THAT PAYLOAD
AFT MAIN C IS ON.
The Astronaut says AFT MAIN C IS ON.
A Man says OKAY, K.T., THEN WE'D
LIKE YOU TO PICK UP IN STEP FOUR
ON THE A-SIDE DEPLOY.
The Astronaut says PRIMARY DEPLOY 'A'
ARM ON. TALK BACK GREY.
STANDBY FOR FIRE, 3-2-1, FIRE.
The satellite is seen moving. A caption reads "Finally, with the new motor,
Intelsat is ready for its launch to geostationary orbit."
(classical music plays)
M. Control says OKAY, THAT OLD BOY
DIDN'T WANT TO GO, DID HE?
Astronaut says THIS HAS BEEN ONE
HECK OF A DAY.
A reporter says SPACE WALKING ASTRONAUT
KATHY THORNTON GIVEN THE GO TO
DISCONNECT FROM THE SERVICE AND
COOLING UMBILICAL AS TOM AKERS
IS SEEN ALREADY OUTSIDE THE SPACECRAFT.
ONCE SHE HAS DISCONNECTED, THE
CREW MEMBERS CAN PROCEED ON WITH
THEIR PLANS TO UNDERSTAND AND
EVALUATE SPACE STATION ASSEMBLY
TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES THAT
COULD BE USED LATER THIS DECADE.
Kathy Thornton says I'M COMING
Tom Akers says OKAY, A LITTLE
The reporter says SPACE WALKERS KATHY
THORNTON AND TOM AKERS ARE
CONTINUING TO PREPARE FOR THE
UPCOMING SPACE STATION PALLET
THEY'LL BE INSTALLING THE
[Unclear] DIRECTLY TO THE
PYRAMID TRUSS STRUCTURE IN THE
MIDDLE OF THE PAYLOAD BAY.
[Classical music plays]
Over an orbital shot of cloudy blue atmosphere, two Astronauts work on
the apex of the four-legged pyramidal structure.
Astronaut says OKAY, HOUSTON,
THEY JUST FINISHED STOWING THE
LEGS, AND THEY ARE CLIMBING DOWN
OFF THE [Unclear]
Astronaut says [Unclear]
HOUSTON, ROGER, COPY, THANK YOU.
Tom Akers says THAT LOOKS PRETTY
COMING TO YOU, K.T.
[Mozart piano music plays]
The reporter says MISSION SPECIALIST TOM
AKERS EVALUATING THE CREW
PROPULSIVE DEVICE, ONE OF THE
CONCEPTS FOR THE CREW SELF-RESCUE THAT IS OPERATED BY
RELEASING PRESSURISED HYDROGEN GAS.
HE CAN VARY THE DIRECTION THAT
THE HYDROGEN GAS MANEUVERS HIM
ABOUT THE PAYLOAD BAY.
M. Control says YOU HAVE A GO TO HEAD-ON INSIDE.
Tom Akers says YOUR TETHER'S ON YOUR LEFT.
Kathy Thornton says YEAH.
I CAN'T GET IT LOCKED.... SOMEBODY GET IT OFF HERE.
Kathy and a fellow Astronaut smile through their space suit helmets.
M. Control says ENDEAVOUR, HOUSTON... YOU
HAVE A GO FOR PAYLOAD BAY DOOR CLOSING.
Astronaut says ROGER, HOUSTON, GO
FOR PAYLOAD BAY DOOR CLOSING.
A Controller says CAPCOM, LET'S TELL THE
CREW THEY HAVE AN OFFICIAL GO
FOR THE DE-ORBIT BURN.
A Man in M. Control says ENDEAVOUR, HOUSTON, YOU
HAVE A GO FOR THE DE-ORBIT BURN.
Astronaut says ALL RIGHT,
HOUSTON, GO FOR DE-ORBIT BURN.
A Woman says AWAITING ENDEAVOUR'S
RETURN, A CROWD OF ABOUT 50,000.
The Shuttle is seen at a distance plunging into the atmosphere.
A caption reads "The twin sonic booms are caused by shockwaves from the
Shuttle's nose and tail."
A Woman says WE NOW ARE RECEIVING
LONG RANGE VIEWS FROM THE DRYDENCAMERAS.
ALTITUDE NOW ABOUT 2,000 FEET.
The Shuttle lands. Captions read "Records set by STS-49... First three-person
E.V.A. in history. First mission with four spacewalks. Longest E.V.A....
8 hours 29 minutes. First use of the orbiter drag chute." A small pink drag chute
opens at the Shuttle's tail end. Another caption reads "Mission duration... 8 days,
21 hours, 17 minutes, 38 seconds.
She continues MAIN GEAR TOUCHDOWN.
NOSE GEAR TOUCHDOWN,
DRAG CHUTE DEPLOY, AS ENDEAVOUR
COMPLETES ITS MAIDEN FLIGHT,
ROLLING OUT ONTO RUNWAY NUMBER 22.
DRAG CHUTE JETTISON.
(Mozart concerto plays)
Against a clip of the Shuttle in orbit, a caption reads "STS-46, July 31,
1992, 49th Shuttle Mission. Primary objective... Deploy the Tethered Satellite
M. Control says ATLANTIS, HOUSTON, YOU
HAVE A GO TO FOR UM RELEASE.
Astronaut says LET'S DO IT.
HOUSTON, ATLANTIS, WE HAVE BOOM MOTION.
SORRY WE DON'T HAVE ANY MUSIC
FOR YOU TODAY.
BOOM IS UP TO 9 METRES.
HOUSTON, THE BOOM IS STOPPED.
A Man in M. Control says WE COPY, JEFF.
ATLANTIS, HOUSTON, FROM WHAT
YOU'VE DESCRIBED, AND WHAT WE'VE
SEEN SO FAR, WE DON'T BELIEVE A
LINKAGE IS JAMMED, AND WE'VE
SEEN MOTOR DRIVE CURRENTS, WE
BELIEVE, SO WE'RE STILL THINKING
DOWN HERE WHAT THE PROBLEM MIGHT BE.
A technician beside him says ASK THEM CAN THEY ROTATE
IT AROUND TO SEE THE OTHER SIDE?
The Man says WE'VE GOT A GOOD VIEW OF
THIS SIDE, WE WERE WONDERING IF
YOU COULD ROTATE IT AND GET US A
PICTURE OF THE OTHER SIDE.
Astronaut says WE COULD PUT THE
300 MILLIMETRE LENS ON OUR
CAMCORDER AND PROBABLY GIVE YOU
A MOSQUITO-SIZED VIEW RIGHT DOWN
The Man says YOU ARE GO TO DO THAT,
PROVIDED YOU LEAVE THE BRAKE ON.
Astronaut says HOUSTON, IS THAT
PICTURE GOOD FOR YOU GUYS?
The Man says THAT'S AFFIRMATIVE, LORNE.
ATLANTIS, HOUSTON, WE'D LIKE YOU
TO TRY AGAIN TO COMMAND THE D-
MATE, AND WE WANT TO WATCH FOR
MOTION OF THE LANYARD.
ATLANTIS, HOUSTON, WE WANT TO
CONFIRM THAT YOU NOW SEE THE
REEL IN MOTOR MODE.
Astronaut says THAT'S
The Man says ATLANTIS, HOUSTON, YOU
ARE GO FOR DEPLOY, AND WE HAVE A
Astronaut says OKAY, COPY, GO FOR DEPLOY.
The Man says OKAY, GOOD LUCK.
Astronaut says HOUSTON, WE HAVE
The spherical white satellite moves off its tether. A caption reads "The
plan is to extend the tethered satellite for 20 kilometres."
A Man says ALL RIGHT, WE SEE IT.
Astronaut says MOTION LOOKS STEADY.
[Playing Classical Music]
Astronaut says SATELLITE IS IN
YAW HOLD, DEPLOYMENT LOOKS STEADY.
A Man says ARE WE NOT TOO CLOSE?
A technician beside him says NO, THEY SAY IT'S FINE.
A Man says GOT IT?
Astronaut says OKAY, WE SEE SMALL
TETHER OSCILLATIONS, BUT THE
TETHER AND THE TENSION LOOKS GOOD.
Astronaut says OKAY, HOUSTON, WE
HAVE BLACK TETHER.
THE BRAKE DID NOT COME ON.
WE'RE FOLLOWING OUR BLACK TETHER PROCEDURES.
THE SATELLITE IS UNDER CONTROL,
VISIBILITY IS EXCELLENT.
A caption reads "T.S.S.-1 encounters its second problem."
M. Control says WE'D LIKE YOU TO TURN
THE [Unclear] MOTOR OFF WITH ONE
OF THE ITEM 10 PLUS 10.
PUT THE BRAKE ON, AND DISENGAGE
THE CLUTCH WITH AN ITEM 32.
Astronaut says WE HAVE IT ALL, WE
I DON'T THINK I HAVE TO READ IT BACK.
A Man says DISENGAGE THE CLUTCH
WITH AN ITEM 35 PLUS 2.
Astronaut says WE'RE WORRIED THAT
WE MAY JUST BE STRETCHING...
The satellite is shown at the end of a taut tether. A caption reads "The
tether is stuck 256 metres above the Shuttle."
M. Control says BREAK, BREAK.
BREAK, BREAK, WE'D LIKE YOU TO...
BREAK, BREAK, JEFF WE'D LIKE YOU
TO GO AHEAD AND RAMP THE PULSE
WINCH BACK DOWN.
Astronaut says THAT'S WHAT WE
WERE GOING TO ASK ABOUT.
WE WERE AFRAID THAT WE'RE JUST
STRETCHING THE TETHER, AND WE
DON'T WANT TO DO THAT.
A Controller says WE'RE GOING TO GO SIT
AROUND A TABLE WITH THE ALL THE
I NEED THE PAYLOAD OFFICER, I
NEED EVERYBODY WHO CAN SAY THE
NAME DEPLOYER THAT WORKS IN THE
TETHER SYSTEM, BUT I DON'T WANT
A CAST OF THOUSANDS, I WANT
PEOPLE THAT UNDERSTAND THE HARDWARE.
In the meeting, a Man says YOU'RE NOT SEEING
ANYTHING THAT YOU WOULD HAVE
A Man says BOOM EXTENSION WAS
THAT'S A LITTLE BIT HIGHER THAN
WE'VE SEEN IN THE TESTS.
A Man says THAT WAS AN ABNORMAL THING?
M. Control says OKAY, LORNE, WE'VE GONE
BACK AND TRIED TO RECONSTRUCT
THE SCENARIO FROM DEPLOY, AND WE
FEEL NOW THAT IT'S MOST
APPROPRIATE FOR US TO TRY AND
BRING THE SATELLITE BACK AND
DOCK IT, AND BRING IT HOME.
Astronaut says JEFF, THANKS A LOT.
[Classical music plays]
M. Control says ATLANTIS, HOUSTON... A FEW
CLEAN UP ITEMS.
THE LAST TWO ITEMS IN BLOCK 13
CHARLIE, THE K2F POWER HEATER
OFF AND 'A' AND A.M.C.S.
Astronaut says YEAH, WE'RE JUST
DOING THAT NOW.
M. Control says WE'RE IN THE DOCKING RING.
Astronaut says WE DID TRY AND
MAKE 20 KILOMETRES, BUT WE WERE
DISCUSSING UP HERE HOW MUCH WE
REALLY DID LEARN ABOUT TETHERS
EVEN AT THAT SHORT A DISTANCE.
A Man says WE COPY.
Over an image of the satellite being pulled in, a caption reads "The
tethered satellite experiment is aborted, and T.S.S.-1 returns to Earth."
A Man says THE EXTENDIBLE BOOM
CONTINUING TO RETRACT INTO ITS
STOWED POSITION IN ATLANTIS'S
Over an image of the Shuttle in orbit, a crew uniform sew-on patch appears. It
is oval, with a yellow band around it that reads "Gibson, Apt, Brown, Lee,
Davis, Jemison, Mohri." The Shuttle appears at the centre, flying over
combined U.S. and Japanese flags. At the points of the oval the letters
"S.L.J." and Japanese lettering appear.
The reporter says THIS IS THE SPS 47 CREW
PATCH, WHICH WAS DESIGNED BY THE ASTRONAUTS.
SLJ STANDS FOR SPACELAB JAPAN,
WITH THE JAPANESE LETTERS ON THE
RIGHT, MEANING [Japanese word],
OR WEIGHTLESSNESS IN JAPANESE.
A blond man with a moustache in his early forties stands as another crewman helps
adjust his orange spacesuit. Then another blond man with thinning hair appears.
the other crewmen appear as they are mentioned, including a Japanese man and two
women, one of them black.
The reporter continues THIS IS COMMANDER HOOT GIBSON.
GIBSON IS GOING TO BE MAKING HIS
FOURTH TRIP IN SPACE TODAY.
MISSION SPECIALIST AND PAYLOAD
COMMANDER, MARK LEE, MAKING HIS
SECOND TRIP IN SPACE.
PILOT KURT BROWN, MAKING HIS
FIRST TRIP IN SPACE TODAY.
JAPANESE PAYLOAD SPECIALIST DOCTOR
DOCTOR MOHRI WILL BECOME
PROFESSIONAL JAPANESE ASTRONAUT
TO FLY IN SPACE, AND MISSION
SPECIALIST AND SPS-47 MISSION
FLIGHT ENGINEER, JAY APT MAKING
HIS SECOND TRIP IN SPACE.
MISSION SPECIALIST JAN DAVIS.
DAVIS WILL BE MAKING HER FIRST
TRIP IN SPACE TODAY.
MAY JEMISON, MAKING HER FIRST
TRIP IN SPACE TODAY, AND SHE'S
ALSO VERY ENTHUSIASTIC AND READY TO FLY.
The crew emerge from the doors of the Checkout Building. A caption reads
"Mark Lee and Jan Davis are the first married couple to fly on the Shuttle."
[Applause and cheering]
The reporter continues HERE THEY COME FROM THE
OPERATIONAL CHECKOUT BUILDING.
COMMANDER HOOT GIBSON
LEADING THE WAY, FOLLOWED BY
KURT BROWN, JAY APT, MARK LEE
AND HIS WIFE JAN DAVIS, MAY
JEMISON AND MAMURU MOHRI.
[Classical ballet music plays]
The Shuttle stands on its launch pad in the evening.
M. Control says PREFLIGHT 212, SPC
A Man says COPY SPC.
The reporter says ORBITER TEST CONDUCTOR
ROGER GILLETTE HAS JUST
INSTRUCTED ENDEAVOUR'S PILOT
KURT BROWN TO PERFORM THE
AUXILIARY POWER UNIT PRE-START PROCEDURE.
M. Control says FLIGHT CREW, CLOSE AND
LOCK YOUR VISORS AND INITIATE O2 FLOW.
GOOD LUCK ON YOUR MISSION, AND
SEE YOU IN ONE WEEK.
The reporter says T MINUS 17 SECONDS,
WE'RE COMING UP ON A GO FOR MAIN
Over the Shuttle on its pad, a caption reads "STS-47, September 12, 1992,
50th Shuttle Mission." Ignition takes place and the rocket rises on a
column of flame.
M. Control says 10, C.L.S. IS GO FOR
MAIN ENGINE START.
WE HAVE MAIN ENGINE START.
2-1, SOLID ROCKET IGNITION AND LIFTOFF.
LIFTOFF OF ENDEAVOUR ON
AMERICA'S 50th SPACE SHUTTLE FLIGHT.
[Playing Tchaikovsky's "Dance Chinoise"]
The Shuttle enters its orbit and sheds its booster.
M. Control says ENDEAVOUR, HOUSTON... YOU
HAVE A GO FOR SPACELAB ACTIVATION.
Astronaut says OKAY, COPY.
GOING FOR SPACELAB AC.
Inside the Shuttle, a red goldfish appears in a bowl. Then a frog is seen
spinning in zero gravity.
The reporter says TEAM MEMBERS FOR THIS
EXPERIMENT ARE MONITORING THE
DATA COMING DOWN FROM THE TEST
Astronaut says YOU CAN SEE THIS
IS NUMBER 121, A VERY HEALTHY,
WITH NO OBVIOUS SIGNS OF
The Japanese astronaut sits with his head clamped in position and covered
with electrodes. A caption reads "Spacelab-J contains 34 experiments
sponsored by the Japanese Space Agency."
The reporter says DOCTOR MAMORU MOHRI, THERE
ARE ELECTRODES ATTACHED TO
VARIOUS PARTS OF HIS BODY TO
RECORD THE ELECTRICAL SIGNALS.
THERE ARE FOUR OF THESE
FROGS, AND THEY'RE AN AFRICAN
DOCTOR MOHRI NOW
MANIPULATING THE INJECTOR NEEDLE
TO TRY AND DETACH THE DROP OF
MINERAL OIL BEING SUSPENDED BY
Fielding a distressed frog, thrashing about in weighlessness,
an Astronaut says THIS WAS NUMBER
118, A VERY HEALTHY...
A Woman says WELL NOW WE SEE THE
LIVE VIDEO DOWNLINK OF TADPOLES.
Astronaut says THE TADPOLES SEEM
TO BE MOVING IN THE OPPOSITE
DIRECTION THAT THEY HAD BEEN IN
THE K.C. 135.
A Man says YEAH, MAY, WE'RE LOOKING
RIGHT OVER YOUR SHOULDER AND WE
HAVE A GOOD VIEW OF THE IV COM.
[Ballet music plays]
Astronaut says THE LIQUID CHAMBER
CONTAINS SILICONE OIL.
AND ONCE A LARGE BUBBLE HAS BEEN
INTRODUCED INTO THE CHAMBER,
SHAKING IT TO BREAK THE LIVE
BUBBLE UP INTO A NUMBER OF SMALL
BUBBLES, WHICH WILL BE STUDIED
IN THEIR MIGRATION OR MOVEMENT.
This is done by the Japanese Astronaut. The sun sets over the Earth horizon.
A new crew gets suited up.
A Woman says WE'RE STANDING BY
MOMENTARILY TO HAVE THE FLIGHT
CREW AND THE SUIT UP ROOM.
COMMANDER JIM WEATHERBEE,
MISSION SPECIALIST CHARLES
LACEY VEACH, PILOT MIKE BAKER,
AND HERE'S CANADIAN PAYLOAD
SPECIALIST STEVE MacLEAN MAKING
HIS FIRST TRIP ABOARD THE
HERE'S MISSION SPECIALIST BILL SHEPHERD.
AND MISSION SPECIALIST TAMMY JERNIGAN.
The new crew leaves the checkout building.
The woman reporter continues COMMANDER JIM WEATHERBEE, PILOT
MISSION SPECIALIST STEVE
TAMMY JERNIGAN, BILL SHEPHERD,
THE 195 FOOT LEVEL AT LAUNCH PAD B.
THE FLIGHT CREW IS MAKING THEIR
WAY ACROSS THE ORBITER ACCESS ARM.
[Classical Beethoven plays]
M. Control says CLOSE AND LOCK YOUR
VISORS, INITIATE O2 FLOW, AND
OUR THOUGHTS RIDE WITH YOU TODAY.
Astronaut says OKAY, THANK YOU
A Woman says T MINUS 31 SECONDS.
A Man says CLEAR FOR AUTO SEQUENCE START.
A Woman says T MINUS 20 SECONDS.
T MINUS 10-9-8, WE HAVE A GO FOR
The rocket ignites and rises off its pad. A caption reads "STS-52, October 22,
1992. 51st Shuttle Mission."
A Woman says 5-4-3-2-1, IGNITION
AND LIFTOFF OF COLUMBIA.
[Classical symphony plays]
Against an image of a satellite, a caption reads "Primary payload... Lageos
Astronaut says WE HAVE A PRETTY
EXCITING SERIES OF CANADIAN
EXPERIMENTS WITH THE SPACE
VISION SYSTEM THAT WE WILL
PERFORM WITH THE CANADIAN TARGET
ASSEMBLY PAD IN THE PAYLOAD BAY,
AND TAKE SOME MEASUREMENTS WITH
THE CANADIAN SPACE VISION
SYSTEM, USING THAT PAYLOAD AS A
AND THEY WILL POSITION THE ARM
A caption reads "S.V.S. aims to improve the next generation of the Canadarm."
A reporter says AND THIS VIEW IS FROM
THE MACHINE VISION SYSTEM FOR
THE ROBOTIC ARM.
On board, the Canadian Payload Specialist Steven MacLean says HERE WE HAVE AN EXPERIMENT THAT WE'LL SPEND A
LITTLE BIT OF TIME ON IN THIS MISSION.
Steven MacLean says WE'RE TRYING
TO LEARN ON THIS APPLICATION,
HOW WE CAN SEPARATE GOOD WHITE
BLOOD CELLS FROM CANCEROUS WHITE
YOU MAY HAVE A CHILD WITH
LEUKEMIA, AND YOU TAKE OUT HIS
BAD CELLS ALONG WITH HIS GOOD,
YOU SEPARATE THEM UP IN SPACE,
BRING HIS GOOD CELLS BACK DOWN
TO THE GROUND, IRRADIATE THE
CHILD JUST BEFORE YOU REPURGE
HIS GOOD CELLS BACK IN, AND IT
MAY BE A CLINICAL APPLICATION
On board, a crew member wearing an Alien mask creeps up behind Jernigan.
M. Control says GOOD MORNING, COLUMBIA,
Steven MacLean says HAPPY
HALLOWEEN FROM COLUMBIA.
BY POINTING THIS INSTRUMENT OUT
THE WINDOW AT THE SUN, THEN WE
CAN FIND OUT HOW MUCH OZONE IS
IN THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE.
Against an image of an orbital sunrise, a caption reads "Astronauts experience
an orbital sunset or sunrise every 45 minutes." The screen fades to black.
(Theme music plays)
Against colour clips showing activities inside the Shuttle, the end credits
Executive Producer, Rudy Buttignol.
Producer Director, David Sobelman.
Production Editor, Julian Lannaman.
Footage courtesy of NASA Johnson Space Center
Produced by TV Ontario in association with Saskatchewan Communications Network.
The Shuttle Years... From Challenger to Columbia.
TV Ontario 2004.
A Man says GOING FOR THE BALLPARK,
KEEP THE ROLL COMING, 600.
A Man says DISCOVERY, HOUSTON
LOOKING GOOD ON THE...
A Man says BETTER GET THE GEAR,
A LITTLE BIT HIGH.
A LITTLE BIT HIGH, UNDER 260.
KEEP IT COMING DOWN.
[Unclear] 50 FEET.
LOOKING GOOD, 20, 230, 15, 10,
230, KEEP IT OFF, KEEP IT OFF,
KEEP IT OFF.
CHALLENGER, GO WITH THROTTLE UP.
Astronaut says ROGER, GO WITH
A Man says COLUMBIA, HOUSTON, COM
COLUMBIA, HOUSTON, COM CHECK.
A Man says ... ENGINES 103, 103
A Woman says IT'S LOOKING GOOD.