Transcript: The Tool Testers | Jul 31, 2004

A 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
Columbia."
(Classical music plays)

[Radio chatter]

A Man says 4-3-2-1 AND LIFTOFF!
[Cheering]
[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
[Radio chatter]

A Woman says IT'S LOOKING GOOD.
[Classical music plays]

A Shuttle stands on its launch pad. A caption reads "The Tool Testers." A
clip shows the new crew gearing up in their space suits, starting with a
very young-looking Commander.
(A Mozart symphony plays)

A reporter says T. MINUS 3 HOURS AND HOLDING.
FLIGHT CREW IS NOW IN THE SUIT-UP ROOM.
COMMANDER JOHN CASPER BEING
ASSISTED THERE.
AND OUR PILOT, DON McMONAGLE.
MISSION SPECIALIST NUMBER 1,
MARIO RUNCO, MISSION SPECIALIST
NUMBER 3, SUSAN HELMS.
AND MISSION SPECIALIST NUMBER 2,
IS GREG HARBAUGH.

The crew walks out of the door of the Checkout Building.

The reporter continues AND AGAIN, JOHN CASPER, JOHN McMONAGLE...
[Applause]
[Unclear]

A view from above shows a small bus moving away from the building toward the
launch pad. A caption reads "The road to space begins with a bus ride."

The reporter continues THE ASTROVAN NOW MOVING OFF.
THE VAN IS PROCEEDING TO
THE PAD SURFACE, WHERE THE
ASTRONAUTS WILL GET OUT AND TAKE
THE ELEVATOR TO THE 195 FOOT
LEVEL OF THE FIXED SURFACE STRUCTURE.
THERE, THEY WILL WALK ACROSS THE
CREW ACCESS ARM, AND INTO THE
WHITE ROOM WHERE THEY'LL PUT ON
THE REST OF THEIR ESCAPE
EQUIPMENT AND HELMETS BEFORE
ENTERING THE ORBITER.

The reporter continues GOING NOW TO RETRACT THE
ORBITER ACCESS ARM FROM ENDEAVOUR.
AND THE ORBITER IS NOW ON
INTERNAL POWER.

Mission Control says AND FLIGHT CREW LOCK
YOUR VISORS, INITIATE YOUR O2 FLOW.
HAVE A GOOD MISSION, OUR BEST
GOES WITH YOU.

Astronaut says WE'RE LOOKING
FORWARD TO A SMOOTH AND
SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT OF ENDEAVOUR
TO START OFF THE NEW YEAR.

M. Control says ENDEAVOUR'S ONBOARD
COMPUTERS NOW CONTROLLING.
[Unclear] SYSTEM IS
WORKING, FLIGHT DATA RECORDERS
NOW [Unclear]

M. Control says CLS IS GO FOR MAIN
ENGINE START.
7-6-5... UP AND RUNNING.
3-2-1-0, AND LIFTOFF.
LIFTOFF OF [Unclear] STATION IN THE SKY.

Clouds of smoke and flame billow out from the base of the rocket as it slowly
rises with its Shuttle payload. A caption reads "The Shuttle accelerates
from 0 to 28,000 kilometres per hour in 8.5 minutes."

M. Control says ORBITER NOSE TO PITCH UP
FORWARD JUST A LITTLE BIT TO
PLAN FOR THE SEPARATION OF THE
EXTERNAL FUEL TANKS.

Over a view of the upside-down Shuttle with its open payload bay hatch in Earth
orbit, a caption reads "Primary payload... Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
(T.D.R.S.-F.)."

M. Control says WE'RE GETTING GOOD VIDEO
NOW, SEEING THE DOOR OPENING.

Astronaut says HOUSTON,
ENDEAVOUR, TILT TABLE IS IN MOTION.

M. Control says COPY.

Astronaut says 2-1, MARK.

Another Astronaut says OH-HO!

Astronaut says 3-2-1, MARK.
THERE SHE GOES.

Over a clip showing the Tracking Satellite emerging from its housing, a caption
reads "T.D.R.S. is part of a satellite communication network."
From a shuttle window it is shown moving away into its final orbit. A caption
reads "T.D.R.S. allows Shuttle crews and Mission Control to remain in contact
during most of the orbit."

Susan Helms says NOT A SOUND.

A clip of the inside of the Shuttle shows Susan Helms beside a space-suited
astronaut.

Susan says YOU'VE GOT YOUR
GUM BOOTS ON, RIGHT?

A Man says I'M READY TO GO.

Susan says OKAY.

The Man says JUST HOLD THAT LEFT ARM UP.

Susan says AND THAT'S HOW
YOU WANT THAT. OKAY, YOU'RE LOCKED.

She puts his tinted plexiglass helmet on, but has difficulty adjusting it.

M. Control says YOU'RE LIVE TO THE
DOWNLINK, GUYS.

The Astronaut says IT'S SNAGGED ON MY COM.

M. Control says 34 MINUTES TO GO.

Astronaut says OKAY, DON, THANKS.

In Mission Control a Flight Director says GO FOR THE DEPRESS IF
WE'RE L.O.S. AT THE TIME.

A caption reads "L.O.S. means Loss of Signal."

Astronaut says COPY, GO FOR
DEPRESS EVEN THOUGH WE'RE L.O.S.

The Director says ROGER.

Susan says HOUSTON,
ENDEAVOUR... I'M READY TO
CONFIGURE THE COM CONFIG FOR E.V.A.

A caption reads "E.V.A. means Extra-Vehicular Activity."

As the reporter speaks, Astronauts in the payload bay are seen performing tasks.

The reporter says ASTRONAUT GREG HARBAUGH
FIRST OUT INTO THE PAYLOAD BAY.
GREG HARBAUGH NOW INSTRUCTED BY
SUSAN HELMS TO GET ONE OF THE
DIFFUSE X-RAY SPECTROMETER COVERS
AND PLACE THAT ON THE PORT
INSTRUMENT, WHICH IS LOCATED ON
THE FORWARD PORTIONS OF THE SIDE
WALL OF THE PAYLOAD BAY ON THE
LEFT HAND SIDE.
GREG HARBAUGH HAS JUST COMPLETED
THE FIRST TASK, THE ADAPTATION
CURVE TASK, AND HE IS NOW
PREPARING TO PRESS ON WITH THE
SECOND OF THE SIX TASKS, AND
THIS ONE IS THE "TRANSLATION
LOADING ENLARGED TOOL USABILITY" TASK.
MEANWHILE, MARIO RUNCO IS NOW IN
POSITION TO DO HIS SECOND TASK,
WHICH IS USE A WORK TOOL TO
DEFINE WHAT A CREW MEMBER CAN
AND CANNOT ACCOMPLISH WITH
LIMITED RESTRAINT.

Mario Runco says THERE'S
LOCALISED FATIGUE THAT'S MEDIUM
IN THE HANDS, AND TRAINING
CORRELATION IS UH..., FORGIVE ME...
BUT I GIVE IT AN A- OR A B+

Susan says WE NEED A
CHOICE, MARIO, A OR B?

Mario says OKAY, B.

Susan says BE ADVISED, IT
LOOKS LIKE MARIO'S SAFETY TETHER
IS CAUGHT ABOUT 2/3 OF THE WAY
DOWN THE PAYLOAD BAY.

A caption reads "One of the difficulties astronauts encounter is keeping their
tethers from entangling."

An orbital view of the Earth shows the unmistakable contours of the Red Sea
and the Sinai Peninsula.

Astronaut says [Unclear]
WAS THAT THE NAMIB DESERT?

Susan says [Unclear] WE'VE
GOT OUR EYES ON SOMETHING ELSE
BESIDES THE EARTH RIGHT NOW.

Astronaut says OH, WELL THAT'S
WHAT I'M LOOKING AT.

Susan says HEY, GREG, YOUR
TETHER IS NOW AGAINST THE MBM.
HOUSTON, ENDEAVOUR, DO WE HAVE A
PROBLEM WITH THAT?

M. Control says NEGATIVE, ENDEAVOUR, NO
PROBLEM WITH THE MBMs.

Susan says OKAY, GOOD.

Astronaut says SUSAN?

Susan Helms says YEAH?

Astronaut says JUST A NOTE HERE.
IN RESTRAINING YOURSELF, YOU
HAVE TO FIND A PLACE TO RESTRAIN
YOURSELF AWAY FROM YOUR WORK
AREA, AND IT'S VERY LIMITED ON
THE CHOICES HERE.
OTHERWISE THE RESTRAINT GETS IN
THE WAY OF WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO DO.

Susan says OKAY, WE COPY THAT.

Susan says MARIO RUNCO AND
GREG HARBAUGH HAVE YET TO STOW
THEIR MINI-WORKSTATIONS.
AND AFTER THAT TASK IS
COMPLETED, THEY WILL REENTER THE
AIR LOCK, AND THUS COMPLETE OUR
SPACE WALK FOR TODAY.

Against a clip showing an astronaut relaxing in the Shuttle, a caption reads
"Science fiction for one generation can become science fact for the next."
[Classical music plays]
The astronaut releases a toy Star Trek "Starship Enterprise," which glides
through the cabin.
[laughing]

A new Shuttle stands on its launch pad at nighttime. The orange space-suited
crew leave the Checkout Building.

A reporter says WE HAVE A WIDE SHOT OF
THE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR AT THE
PAD, BEING ILLUMINATED BY THE
HIGH POWERED XENON LIGHTS.
THE SIX MEMBERS OF OUR PRIME
ASTRONAUT CREW ARE JUST NOW
LEAVING THEIR CREW QUARTERS ON
THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE
OPERATIONS AND CHECKOUT BUILDING.
THE COUNTDOWN FOR OUR LAUNCH OF
ENDEAVOUR ON SPACE SHUTTLE
MISSION STS-57 IS CONTINUING TODAY.
[Classical music plays]
THE ASTROVAN PULLS UP BENEATH
IT, OR BESIDE IT, AND AGAINST THE
SIDE OF THE ORBITER ITSELF.
SIX TEAM MEMBERS ARRIVING ON THE
185 FOOT LEVEL, SHAKING HANDS
WITH A MEMBER OF THE [Unclear]
CREW. AND THEY ARE LED ACROSS THE
ORBITER ACCESS ARM, ABOUT 195
FEET ABOVE THE PAD'S SURFACE.

A Woman Astronaut says HOUSTON, MS2, CONTACT.

M. Control says GOOD MORNING, NANCY,
HOUSTON HAS YOU LOUD AND CLEAR.

The Woman says MS2 HAS ONE [Unclear]
GOOD MORNING.

The reporter says PILOT BRIAN DUFFY IS NOW
FLIPPING SWITCHES IN THE COCKPIT
TO DIRECTLY CONNECT THE THREE
FUEL CELLS TO THE ESSENTIAL
POWER BUSSES.
[Radio chatter]

A Man says 772 THROUGH 776 COMPLETE.
AND CDRC, YOU CAN
PERFORM THE [Unclear] GN2 PREP.

M. Control says FLIGHT CREW, CLOSE AND
LOCK YOUR VISORS, ENGAGE 02 FLOW.

The Shuttle stands on its launch pad. A caption reads "STS-57, June 21, 1993,
56th Shuttle Mission."

M. Control says T MINUS 20... 12, 10-9-
8-7, WE HAVE A GO FOR MAIN
ENGINE START.

A clip shows the complete liftoff sequence.
(Roaring of rocket engines)

M. Control continues 5-4-3-2-1 AND LIFTOFF OF THE
SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR.
(Lyrical classical music plays)
[Tenor Singing Verdi's "La Donna e Mobile"]

Over the Shuttle in orbit with its payload bay hatch open, a caption reads
"Primary payload... Spacehab-1."

In M. Control, a Woman says ENDEAVOUR, HOUSTON...
GOOD MORNING, ON E.V.A. DAY.

Astronaut says GOOD MORNING,
SUSAN, WE'RE READY TO DO SOME
WALKING TODAY.

The reporter says SPACEWALK FOR WISOFF
AND LOW IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN
AT ABOUT 8-02 A.M. CENTRAL TIME.
THE TWO ARE CURRENTLY CONTINUING
TO BREATHE PURE OXYGEN IN THEIR
SPACE SUITS IN THE AIRLOCK.
[Slow classical music plays]
[Radio chatter]

A new caption reads "Primary objective... Test new E.V.A. techniques for space
station construction. Each new E.V.A. technique improves the spacewalkers' ability
to work outside the Shuttle."

A Woman says THIS PARTICULAR
RESTRAINT DOES NOT ATTACH ONTO
THE END OF THE ARM.
THE TETHER IS ATTACHED TO A
FIXTURE TO THE SIDE, LEAVING THE
END PROTECTOR FREE.

As the astronaut works in the bay, the Commander says WOULD YOU STOP THERE?
YOU KNOW, I'D LIKE YOU TO BRING
IT PORT ABOUT 6 OR 7 INCHES.
KEEP GOING, GOING, STOP.
OKAY, NOW BRING IT DOWN INTO THE BAY.

The woman Astronaut says OKAY, IT'S COMING DOWN.

The Commander says YOU'RE CLEAR OF
THE SLIDE WIRE, AND YOU'VE GOT
PLENTY OF CLEARANCE TO THE
RADIATORS.

The woman Astronaut says I'VE GOT A GREAT
VIEW OUT THE WINDOW.

A Woman reporter says WE'RE NOW LOOKING DOWN
ON DAVID LOW FROM THE ELBOW
CAMERA ONBOARD THE REMOTE
MANIPULATOR SYSTEM ARM.

David says THERE, I THINK I'M IN.
[Classical music plays]

The woman Astronaut says OKAY, DAVID, ONCE
I GET TO THERE, AND WHY, ALL I'M
GOING TO DO IS MANOEUVRE YOU DOWN.
I'LL GET A FINAL BEAD HERE, BUT
OF COURSE IT WILL BE YOUR CALL.

David says OKAY.
[Unclear radio chatter]

An Astronaut says I DON'T KNOW, I
WATCHED THE MOON SET BEHIND YOUR
HEAD, AND I'VE SEEN THE EARTH RISE.
[Radio chatter]

A clip against the cloudy haze of Earth's atmosphere shows two astronauts
maneuvering at the end of the Canadarm.

A Woman's voice says ENDEAVOUR IS NOW
MOVING OVER THE WEST COAST OF
THE SOUTHERN TIP OF AFRICA, AS
[Unclear] THE DESCENDING NODE OF
ORBIT NUMBER 64.

M. Control says ENDEAVOUR, HOUSTON...
WE'VE GOT AN E.V.A. UPDATE.

Astronaut says R.P.M. 19.8, CO2
0.2, WATER TEMPERATURE 39, H2O
GAS PRESSURE 15, WATER PRESSURE
15.6, AND MY [Unclear] IS 4.2.

An astronaut enters the new Spacehab spaceship. A caption reads "Spacehab-1
quadruples the Shuttle's ability to conduct experiments."
(Classical waltz music plays)

A reporter says THE FLUID ACQUISITION
RESUPPLY EXPERIMENT STUDIES
METHODS OF TRANSFERRING FLUIDS
FROM ONE CONTAINER TO ANOTHER...

In zero gravity, a woman astronaut's hair floats out in a bushy mass. In an
experiment, a globlike column of water slowly resolves into a flowing line.

Astronaut says FROM 136 TO 138 THERE.
AND I'LL PUT IT BACK DOWN TO 65.

The reporter continues ...AND DOING SO WHILE
CREATING A MINIMUM OF BUBBLING.

In M. Control, a Man says ENDEAVOUR TRAVELLING 1
1/2 TIMES THE SPEED OF SOUND OR
ABOUT 1,100 MILES PER HOUR.
ALTITUDE 30,000 FEET, 16 MILES
TO TOUCHDOWN.
ALTITUDE 23,000 FEET, CONTINUING
IN A RIGHT BANK.
[Radio chatter]

A hazy image shows Endeavour plunging from orbit. It comes in to land, touches
down and its tail drag chute opens. A caption reads "Kilometres travelled...
6,625,922. Mission Duration... 9 days, 23 hours, 46 minutes."

M. Control says MAIN GEAR TOUCHDOWN.

A reporter says ENDEAVOUR BACK IN
FLORIDA AFTER 4 MILLION MILES.
DRAG CHUTE DEPLOYED.

The Commander pats the pilot and says NICE JOB.

The Woman Astronaut says ALL RIGHT!

M. Control says ENDEAVOUR, HOUSTON WE
COPY WHEEL STOP.

[Classical Mozart plays]
a nighttime view shows a Shuttle on its rocket, ready for launch.

M. Control says FROM LAUNCH COMPLEX 39
AT THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTRE IN
FLORIDA, THIS IS SHUTTLE LAUNCH
CONTROL AT T MINUS 3 HOURS AND HOLDING.
THIS IS THE 17th FLIGHT FOR
DISCOVERY, AND THE 57th LAUNCH
OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAM.
CURRENTLY THIS IS SCHEDULED AS A
NINE DAY MISSION, WITH A HOPED-FOR
1 DAY EXTENSION IS
SUFFICIENT [Unclear] CRYOGENICS
ARE AVAILABLE.

The orange-suited crew leaves the Checkout Building. Over the Shuttle on its
launch pad, a caption reads "STS-51, September 12, 1993, 57th Shuttle Mission."

In M. Control a Man says HYDRAULIC POWER UNITS
ACTIVATED, SOUND SUPPRESSION,
WATER SYSTEM ACTIVATED.
[Unclear] SYSTEM ON.

A Man says T MINUS 10-9-8-7-6, MAIN
ENGINE START.
ENGINES ARE UP AND BURNING.
2-1-0, AND LIFTOFF OF THE SPACE
SHUTTLE DISCOVERY LAUNCHING THE
NEXT GENERATION OF COMMUNICATION
SATELLITE TECHNOLOGY.

Discovery lifts off, on a pillar of fire and smoke. It climbs, jettisons its
booster rocket and settles into orbit. A caption reads "Primary payload...
Advanced Communication Technology Satellite (A.C.T.S.)."

A Man says THIS IS MISSION CONTROL, HOUSTON.
WE ARE NOW SEEING SOME VIDEO
TAPE OF THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE
ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS
TECHNOLOGY SATELLITE.
THAT'S TRANSFER TO ORBIT STAGE.

A reporter says THERE ARE SEVERAL
CAMERAS ABOARD DISCOVERY THAT
CAN BE UTILISED FOR PAYLOAD
OPERATIONS INCLUDING EARTH VIEWS.

In M. Control a Man says NOW MOVING TOWARD THIS VIEW.
THE IMAX CAMERA ON THE ORPHEUS PLATFORM.
ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE NOSE
OF THE SPACECRAFT.

The Discovery appears, with its payload bay hatch open.

An Astronaut says YES, SIR, BILL,
WE'VE GOT YOU 5 BY 5.

A reporter says LOOKING DIRECTLY DOWN ON
ONE OF THE OVERHEAD CAMERAS
ABOARD DISCOVERY, PILOT BILL READDY.

Two astronauts sit in the cabin.

An Astronaut says CHIP NEWMAN IS
HERE, AND YOU CAN'T SEE, BUT YOU
WILL SEE IN A LITTLE BIT, IS MISTER
BILL READDY, HE'S IN THE AIR
LOCK RIGHT NOW.
MISTER BILL IS HOLDING THE COM CAP.
THAT COM CAP IS WHAT GOES ON
UNDER OUR HELMETS AND ALLOWS US
TO HEAR DISCOVERY AND MISSION
CONTROL WHILE WE'RE PERFORMING
THE E.V.A.
ONE OF THE NEW TYPES OF TETHERS
WE'RE LOOKING AT ARE WHAT WE
CALL FISH-LINE TETHERS.
TETHERING TOOLS, TETHERING
PEOPLE, TETHERING EQUIPMENT, CAN
BE A REAL CHALLENGE TO FACE,
BECAUSE IF YOU HAPPEN TO LET GO
OF SOMETHING, BEFORE YOU KNOW
IT, IT'S GONE.

As he says this, he releases an item that promptly flies away.

He continues AND THAT APPLIES TO US AS WELL.
FRANK HAS SAID HE'D COME GET US
IF NECESSARY, BUT WE SURE DON'T
INTEND TO LET THAT BE NECESSARY.

M. Control says AIRLOCK EGRESS,
GENTLEMEN, AND HAVE A GOOD SPACE WALK.

A space-suited astronaut appears through an opening round hatch door.

The Astronaut says OKAY, THE OUTER
HATCH IS OPEN.
LOOKS LIKE A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR A
SPACEWALK.
[Classical music plays]

Astronaut says SOME OF THE M.L.I.s
UNDERNEATH THE UH...
[Unclear]
WELL, THERE IS A BIG HUNK OF
METAL HOLDING THE WHOLE THING.

Astronaut says FROM BACK HERE IT
LOOKS LIKE THE PAYLOAD BAY DOOR
HINGES ARE JUST FINE.
THERE'S NO UH, NO GUNK OR ANYTHING.
NOTHING HAS COME OUT HERE AND
MADE ANY SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE.

An inside Astronaut says THAT IS A HECK OF
A VIEW.

The outside Astronaut says WELL IT ONLY GETS BETTER.

Now two astronauts are at work in the bay.

Astronaut says HELLO, DOCTOR
[Unclear]

Astronaut says HOWDY.
[Radio chatter]

One Astronaut says IT'S A LITTLE
HARDER TO GET IN THAN THE REAL ONE.

M. Control says THIS IS MISSION CONTROL HOUSTON.
MISSION SPECIALISTS JIM NEWMAN
AND CARL WALZ ARE NOW
APPROACHING THE HALFWAY POINT
IN THEIR SPACEWALK.
CURRENTLY WALZ IS ON THE SIDE OF
THE PAYLOAD BAY ATTEMPTING TO
EVALUATE A POWER RATCHET TOOL.

In M. Control a Man says JIM, DO YOU HAVE ANY
COMMENTS ON THE SPACE TETHER
THROUGH THE WRIST TETHER THERE
ON THE C.F.R?

The Astronaut says I'M UH, I LIKE
HAVING IT THERE, OF COURSE JUST
FOR SAFETY.
UM... IT DOES PROVIDE, WHICH WOULD
BE EASY ENOUGH TO COUNTERACT, A
LITTLE BIT OF TORQUE, WHICH
ACTUALLY HELPED ME WHEN I WANTED
TO ADJUST THE PITCH IN THAT DIRECTION.

In M. Control, the Man says PART OF JIM NEWMAN'S
EVALUATION OF THIS PORTABLE FOOT
RESTRAINT, IS TO BE ABLE TO
MANOEUVRE THE FOOT RESTRAINT
WITHOUT USING HIS HANDS, MEANING
HE CAN TAKE ONE OF HIS FEET OUT
OF THE RESTRAINT AND APPLY
PRESSURE TO PUSH BUTTONS ON THE
SIDE OF THE FOOT RESTRAINT TO
TRANSLATE IT OR ROTATE IT.
(Classical music plays)

The Man says DISCOVERY AND CREW JUST
COMING UP OVER HOUSTON, TEXAS,
AS THE ORBITER MOVES FROM...
BEGINS TO MOVE FROM DARKNESS
INTO DAYLIGHT.
SO, THE 64th ORBIT OF THE MISSION.

Over a view of the Astronaut working in the bay, a caption reads "In orbit,
sunsets and sunrises occur every 45 minutes." Two astronauts hold up a card
featuring an ace of spades and reading "Ace Tool Testers."

A Man says HEY, THAT'S A TERRIFIC
DOWNLINK, GUYS, GREAT JOB.

M. Control says THAT IS SUPERB, AND FROM
ALL OF US DOWN HERE, A GREAT
SHOW TODAY, YOU GUYS.
[Applause]
TOOK US ONE STEP CLOSER TO HST
AND ONE STEP CLOSER TO OUR SPACE STATION.
YOU'RE GETTING A ROUND OF APPLAUSE.

One Astronaut says WOW.
THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT SUPPORT.
AND WE CAN'T THANK THE E.V.A.
TEAM ENOUGH FOR ALL THEIR HARD
WORK AND PLANNING.

M. Control says DISCOVERY JUST NOW
MOVING ACROSS THE COAST OF AFRICA.
[Radio chatter]

(Loud classical music plays)

M. Control says WHEN YOU ARE COMPLETE
WITH YOUR PAYLOAD BAY CLEANUP
ACTIVITY, BECAUSE YOU ARE DOING
SO WELL, AND ARE AHEAD OF THE
TIMELINE, WE'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU
A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO EMBRACE
THE EXPERIENCE AND LOOK AROUND
AND TAKE IT ALL IN, IF YOU'D
LIKE TO DO THAT.

In the bay of the upside-down Shuttle, an astronaut puts some finishing touches
to the work he is doing. Another astronaut glides down from the tail section.

In M. Control a Man says SHUTTLE MISSION
SPECIALIST CARL WALZ FINISHING
UP STOWING AWAY THE UH...

Astronaut says UH, THAT PROBE...

M. Control says THE FOOT PLATFORM THAT
THE CREWS HAVE BEEN EVALUATING
THROUGHOUT THE SPACE WALK...

Astronaut says [Unclear]

The astronauts re-enter the cabin of the Shuttle through the round hatchway.

M. Control says GOOD SHOW.
OKAY, JIM, STATUS?

Astronaut says HELLO, JAY.
HOW'S IT GOING DOWN THERE ON THE GROUND?
DON'T YOU WISH YOU WERE UP HERE?

(Loud classical Mozart plays)
Over an orbital view of Earth, a caption reads "Space is silent. There are no
sounds because there is no air to carry the sound waves. The Shuttle orbits"
Earth every 90 minutes. The Shuttle orbits 386 kilometres above Earth. The Shuttle
allows humans to stay in orbit for about two weeks at a time. Building a space
station will allow humans to have a permanent presence in orbit. the payload bay
can carry 29,500 kilos of cargo."

The crew, now in ordinary clothes make final adjustments before landing. The
Commander gives a thumbs-up and signals number 6 with his fingers.

M. Control says NOW PASSING 165 NAUTICAL
MILES OVER CAPE YORK, A PORTION OF AUSTRALIA.
DISCOVERY WILL ALSO BE
SKIMMING OVER THE GREAT BARRIER REEF.
[Indistinct conversations]

A crew member waves and says GOING HOME.

As the Shuttle noses down for reentry, the Mozart symphony finishes. The screen
fades to black.

(Theme music plays)

Against colour clips showing activities inside the Shuttle, the end credits
roll.

Executive Producer, Rudy Buttignol.

Producer, Writer, Director, David Sobelman.

Production Editor, Julian Lannaman.

Footage courtesy of NASA Johnson Space Center

Produced by TV Ontario in association with Saskatchewan Communications Network.

Knowledge Network.

The Shuttle Years... From Challenger to Columbia.

TV Ontario 2004.

A Man says GOING FOR THE BALLPARK,
KEEP THE ROLL COMING, 600.
[Sonic Booms]

A Man says DISCOVERY, HOUSTON
LOOKING GOOD ON THE...

A Man says BETTER GET THE GEAR, 300.
[Radio chatter]
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. TOUCHDOWN.
CHALLENGER, GO WITH THROTTLE UP.

Astronaut says ROGER, GO WITH
THROTTLE UP.

A Man says COLUMBIA, HOUSTON, COM CHECK.
COLUMBIA, HOUSTON, COM CHECK.

A Man says ... ENGINES 103, 103
[Radio chatter]

A Woman says IT'S LOOKING GOOD.

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