Transcript: Supplying Alpha | Aug 28, 2004

Fast scenes show a rocket from various perspectives taking off from Earth and racing into space.

[Radio chatter]

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

Woman says 3 AND 104.

Various perspectives show a rocket igniting with flames and smoke billowing from its base. Animations show it ascending rapidly into space.

Man says 8 SECONDS...
AND ROLL PROGRAM, HOUSTON.

Woman says UP ON THE RIGHT, RUN THE
TIME.

Man says COMING UP ON THE MARK.
CHALLENGER, THROTTLE UP.
COLUMBIA, HOUSTON, COM
CHECK.
COLUMBIA, HOUSTON, COM
CHECK.

The opening slate reads "TVO Ontario Presents The Shuttle Years, From Challenger to Columbia."

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

Woman says IT'S LOOKING GOOD.
[Playing Orchestral Music]

The scene opens up with a view of a space station floating in space from the perspective of a rocket’s window. A full-screen caption reads "Supplying Alpha."

The scene changes to the Earth. There is only a hint of light in the air. Technicians survey the rocket as a countdown clock in a field ticks down. It reads "2 hours 59 minutes, 1 second."

Announcer says THIS IS SHUTTLE
LAUNCH CONTROL, FOLLOWING A 24
SCRUB TURN AROUND.
THE SHUTTLE VEHICLE, THE SEVEN
MEMBER FLIGHT CREW AND THE KSC
LAUNCH TEAM ARE READY TO SUPPORT
THE 100th FLIGHT IN SHUTTLE
HISTORY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY
RESUMING INTERNATIONAL SPACE
STATION CONSTRUCTION.

Fast clips show astronauts being helped into their spacesuits.

Announcer continues
AND HERE WE HAVE COMMANDER BRIAN
DUFFY.
THIS WILL BE DUFFY'S SECOND
FLIGHT AS A COMMANDER.
HERE WE HAVE PILOT PAM MELROY.
SHE WILL ASSIST DUFFY AT THE
FLIGHT CONTROLS FOR LAUNCH, FOR
RENDEZVOUS.
HERE WE HAVE MICHAEL LOPEZ-
ALEGRIA, MISSION SPECIALIST
NUMBER 4.
HERE IS JEFF WISOFF, MISSION
SPECIALIST 3, MAKING HIS FOURTH
SHUTTLE FLIGHT ON STS 92, AND
HERE WE HAVE JAPANESE ASTRONAUT
KOICHI WAKATA, MISSION
SPECIALIST NUMBER 5.
MISSION SPECIALIST NUMBER 2,
BILL McARTHUR ALREADY HAS HIS
HELMET DONNED, AND THERE IS HIS
SPACE WALK PARTNER, LEROY CHIAO,
MISSION SPECIALIST NUMBER 1,
THIS IS HIS THIRD MISSION.
[Playing Orchestral Music]

The astronauts walk onto a platform and wave. An aerial view shows a bus driving down an empty road followed by the astronauts disembarking the bus and entering the space shuttle.

Announcer says AND THE CREW
MEMBERS HAVE NOW DISEMBARKED THE
ASTRO-VAN AND WILL MAKE THEIR
WAY TO THE ELEVATORS ON THE
FIXED SERVICE STRUCTURE.
AND WE SEE COMMANDER DUFFY
LEADING THE WAY, NOW ON THE 195
FOOT LEVEL OF THE FIXED SERVICE
STRUCTURE.
HERE WE SEE, ASTRONAUT SUPPORT
PERSONNEL, RICK LENNIHAN ON THE
RIGHT SIDE, HELPING COMMANDER
DUFFY INTO HIS SEAT.
PILOT MELROY NOW BEING
POSITIONED IN HER SEAT ON THE
FLIGHT DECK.
KOICHI WAKATA NOW IN THE WHITE
ROOM.
HE WILL BE SEATED IN SEAT NUMBER
3.

The astronauts get situated into their seats.

Woman says OCT PLP.

Man says TLT [Inaudible] I HAVE
YOU LOUD AND CLEAR, AND GOOD
AFTERNOON, PAM.

Astronaut says OTC, TLT, WARNING
MEMORY CLEAR IS COMPLETE.
NO UNEXPECTED MESSAGES.
Over a launch sequence a caption reads "STS-92. October 11, 2000. 100TH Shuttle Mission."

Woman says COPY THAT.
FLIGHT CREW, OTC, CLOSE AND LOCK
YOUR VISORS, AND INITIATE O2
FLOW.
[Playing, "Ode to Joy"]

Fire ignites underneath the rocket.

Announcer says 12-11-10-9-8-7, WE
HAVE A GO FOR START.
4-3-2-1, BOOSTER IGNITION AND
LIFTOFF.
[Cheering]

"Ode to Joy" plays as the rocket blasts into the night sky. The rocket disappears into the clouds. A caption reads "The shuttle accelerates from 0 to 28,000 kilometres per hour in 8.5 minutes."

Announcer says OKAY, TANKS AWAY.

The rocket its booster rocket and protective capsule as it exits the Earth’s atmosphere.

Astronaut says IT'S LOOKING GOOD.

Man says OKAY.

From a camera on the rocket, the Earth is shown. A caption reads "Primary objective: Install Truss Structure Z-1." A space station is shown floating in the distance.

Announcer says THE INTERNATIONAL
SPACE STATION, THROUGH THE
CENTRE LINE CAMERA, THE ORBITER
DOCKING SYSTEM.
FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, THE UNITY
CONNECTING MODE, THE ZARYA
CONTROL MODULE, THE ZVEZDA
SERVICE MODULE, THE FIRST LIVING
QUARTERS FOR RESIDENTS ABOARD
THE STATION, AND THE PROGRESS
RESUPPLY VESSEL, WHICH CARRIES
LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND OTHER
GEAR FOR THAT FIRST EXPEDITION
CREW.

A caption reads "Space Station Alpha orbits 375 kilometres above Earth."

Announcer says THE STATION, 143
FEET IN LENGTH, 67 TONES OF
HARDWARE IN ORBIT, AT AN
ALTITUDE OF 230 STATUTE MILES.

The crew members are shown in a small room full of equipment. They maneuver the rocket over a docking station on the space station.

A caption reads "Discovery docks to Space Station Alpha."
A metal bolt juts out from the center of a crosshair. A round piece of wire is positioned above the bolt and is slowly lowered.

Astronaut says AND HOUSTON,
DISCOVERY, WE HAVE CAPTURE
LIGHT.

The sun rises above the horizon. Various images of the space station flash by. A caption reads "The Z-1 is an integrated truss structure. It is the base for the solar arrays."

Astronaut says KOICHI IS MOVING
THE Z-1 INTO THE PRE-INSTALLED
POSITION.

Man says DISCOVERY, HOUSTON, HOW
DO YOU LIKE THAT PRESET VALUE?

Pamela Melroy says WE ARE
COMFORTABLE WITH THAT PRESET
VALUE, AND WE ARE READY TO PRESS
ON IN.

The Z-1 truss, a large structure full of satellite heads and electrical equipment is slowly maneuvered over a circular docking station.

Announcer says AND WITH THAT CALL
FROM ELLEN OCHOA TO THE CREW ON
BOARD DISCOVERY, THEY'VE BEEN
GIVEN A GO FOR THE INSTALLATION
OF THE Z-1 TRUSS TO THE
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION,
ADDING ANOTHER 19,000 POUNDS OF
CRITICAL HARDWARE TO THE GROWING
SIZE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE
STATION.

The scene changes to the inside of the rocket. The astronauts all crowd around in plain clothes and smile.

Bill McArthur holds up a microphone and says TOMORROW,
LEROY AND I ARE GOING TO HEAD
OUT AND WE'RE GOING TO CLIMB
THAT MOUNTAIN.
WE THOUGHT Z-1 WAS PRETTY BIG IN
THE POOL, BUT WHEN WE SAW IT OUT
OF THE AFT WINDOW TODAY IN THE
HIGH HOVER POSITION, IT WAS
HUGE.
[Playing Orchestral Music]

Bill and Leroy are shown in astronaut gear outside the rocket connecting parts of the truss to the space station.

A caption reads "The astronauts must connect the electronics of Z-1 to Alpha."

The other astronauts look at controls inside the rocket. A caption reads "The KU band communication system lets scientists on Earth participate in experiments."

The scene fades to black. A moment later clips play of the astronauts floating while getting ready for the day.

As the astronauts continue putting together the electrical parts, a caption reads "The PMA-3 contains a new docking port for future shuttle missions."

Announcer says PRESSURISED MATING
ADAPTOR, NUMBER THREE IN THE
CARGO BAY, TO BE ADDED TO THE
OPPOSITE PORT ON THE UNITY
MODULE.
[Music Plays]

The astronauts are shown in a small room eating snacks.

Astronaut says THE END OF ANOTHER
GREAT DAY FOR US.
WE'VE GOT A LOT OF WORK YET TO
DO, GETTING READY FOR TOMORROW,
BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BE JUST AS
IMPORTANT TO US AND THE PROGRAM
AS TODAY WAS, SO WE'LL SEE YOU
ALL LATER.

Now two astronauts are shown manipulating beams and other space equipment. They carefully float around each other connecting more parts. A caption reads "Every new move in space is choreographed on Earth and then tested in Space."

Astronaut says IT'S PRETTY COOL,
WE JUST FLEW BY THE OUTER BANKS
OF NORTH CAROLINA, AND OF COURSE
97 YEARS AGO, THAT'S WHERE THE
WRIGHT BROTHERS FIRST STARTED
ALL THIS STUFF.
IT'S KIND OF COOL, IT'S ALMOST
THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE
WRIGHT BROTHERS' FLIGHT, THIS IS
THE 100th SHUTTLE FLIGHT.

An astronaut organizes wires outside of the rocket. He floats towards the camera. A caption reads "During the fourth EVA, the astronauts test a rescue device called SAFER."

Astronaut says THIS IS THE
BEGINNING OF THE FREE FLIGHT
PORTION.
IT'S PRETTY EASY TO DO THE
ROTATIONS, AND THE TRANSLATIONS
ARE EASY AS WELL.
THE PROBLEM IS, THAT IT'S ALMOST
IMPOSSIBLE TO GET COMPLETELY
STOPPED, THAT IS TO HOVER
COMPLETELY, BECAUSE THE PULSE
SIZE, YOU CAN'T GET IT SMALL
ENOUGH TO DEADEN YOUR RATE.
MY TARGET WAS TO
GET MY HELMET TO COME STRAIGHT
INTO THE CAMERA.
SO THE HEIGHT LOOKS GOOD RIGHT
NOW, BUT YOU SEE I HAVE A LITTLE
BIT OF A LATERAL OFFSET.

A caption reads "SAFER will eventually allow astronauts to fly around the shuttle without a tether."

An astronaut is shown tethered to another astronaut as they continue to work on the truss. The sun breaks over the Earth’s horizon. A caption reads "Astronauts experience an orbital sunset every 45 minutes."

Astronaut says JUST AN INCREDIBLE
FEELING OF BEING, YOU KNOW, A
HUMAN SATELLITE MOVING AROUND
THE EARTH AT 25,000 FEET PER
SECOND.
JUST A REALLY
INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE.
YOU CAN SEE THE
HEADLIGHTS GETTING PRETTY BRIGHT
HERE, IF YOU GET CLOSE.
MIKE WAS DOING A GREAT JOB OF
TENDING MY TETHER TO KEEP IT
SLACK SO THAT IT WASN'T MAKING
INPUTS IN ALL THE INPUTS OF THE
SAFER UNIT ITSELF.

A caption reads "The shuttle orbits Earth at 8 kilometres per second."
A clip shows the wind of the rocket.

Announcer says THE UNIQUE VIEW OF
THE FLIGHT CONTROL SURFACE CHECK
OUT FROM CAMERAS IN THE CARGO
BAY.

Now, an image of the Earth is shown. Hazy streams of lights emanate from part of its surface.

Announcer says A CAMERA IN THE
PAYLOAD BAY SHOWING THE SOUTHERN
LIGHTS, THE AURORA AUSTRALIS, AS
THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
PASSED WELL TO THE SOUTH OF
AUSTRALIA, LOOKING TOWARD
ANTARCTICA.

The astronauts are in the cockpit of the rocket.

Astronaut says CLEAR.

Woman says WE COPY.

Astronaut says SAM WAS AT THE
CONTROLS, HE COMMITTED THE UN-
DOCKING AND HERE WE GO, YOU'LL
SEE AS SOON AS THE PEDALS CLEAR,
WE'LL DO A COUPLE OF PULSES TO
GET AWAY.

The scene changes to the rocket removing itself from the space station. It slowly floats away.
A caption reads "Discovery undocks from Space Station Alpha."

Astronaut says WELL IT LOOKS LIKE
NOW YOU CAN SEE THE SUN COMING
IN FROM THE UPPER LEFT HAND PART
OF THE SCREEN.
YOU KNOW, IT'S NICE, AS WE
PULLED AWAY, TO SEE THAT THE
STATION HAD GAINED A THIRD
DIMENSION.

Space Station Alpha hovers above the Earth. A caption reads "Space Station Alpha is an orbiting microgravity research facility."

Over a landing sequence, caption reads "The heat around the shuttle is 1,648 degrees Celsius during reentry. The shuttle is the world’s first reusable spacecraft."

Pamela Melroy says 2,000.
ARMING THE GEAR.
GOT A GOOD LIGHT... 1,000.
600, 500, 400.

Man says AND THE QUESTION THAT
COMES UP I'LL ADDRESS IT TO
COMMANDER DUFFY, AND IT'S, WHAT
IS THE MAIN POINT OF HAVING AN
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION?

The rocket lands on a runway. A small parachute is released from its back compartment.

Brian Duffy says WELL THE
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION,
WILL BE THE PLACE WHERE WE CAN
BEGIN TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LIVING
IN SPACE, IT WILL ALSO BE AN
OUTPOST FOR US, SHOULD WE DECIDE
IN THE FUTURE, TO BE ABLE TO
CONTINUE FURTHER EXPLORATION,
MAYBE PERHAPS GOING TO THE MOON
OR TO MARS EVEN.

As the rocket comes to a stop, a caption reads "Mission duration: 12 days, 21 hours, 43 minutes."

Brian Duffy says SO WE'RE LOOKING
FORWARD, IN THE FUTURE, TO USING
THE SPACE STATION TO TAKE
ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE THINGS THAT
ZERO GRAVITY CAN DO FOR US.

Announcer says DISCOVERY HOME
AFTER COMPLETING ONE OF THE MOST
COMPLEX MISSIONS TO DATE, AND
SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE FIRST
PERMANENT OCCUPATION OF THE
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION,
BEGINNING NEXT WEEK.

Astronaut says WHEEL STOP,
HOUSTON.
[Music Plays]

As a rocket prepares to launch a caption reads, "STS-97 November 30, 2000. 101ST Shuttle Mission."

Announcer says COUNTDOWN FOR
LAUNCH OF SPACE SHUTTLE
ENDEAVOUR ON MISSION STS 97, IS
CONTINUING THIS AFTERNOON.
THE FIVE MEMBER CREW OF
ENDEAVOUR WILL SPEND ABOUT SEVEN
DAYS DOCKED WITH THE
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION.

Fast clips show astronauts being helped into their spacesuits.

Announcer says WE DO HAVE LIVE TV
NOW OF OUR ASTRONAUTS, BEGINNING
WITH COMMANDER BRENT JETT,
PREPARING FOR HIS THIRD MISSION
TODAY, PILOT MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD
PREPARING FOR HIS SECOND TRIP
INTO SPACE, AND MISSION
SPECIALIST JOE TANNER, WHO IS
PREPARING FOR HIS THIRD FLIGHT
INTO SPACE.
MARC GARNEAU, OUR REPRESENTATIVE
FROM THE CANADIAN SPACE AGENCY.
HE WILL USE THE CANADIAN BUILT
ROBOT ARM TO INSTALL THE LARGE
U.S. SOLAR ARRAYS ON THE STATION
AND HE WILL SERVE AS ONBOARD
CHOREOGRAPHER DURING THE SPACE
WALKS PLANNED FOR THIS FLIGHT.
AND ROUNDING OUT THE CREW IS
MISSION SPECIALISTS CARLOS
NORIEGA, PREPARING FOR HIS
SECOND FLIGHT INTO SPACE ON
BOARD THE SPACE SHUTTLE.

The astronauts walk onto a platform and wave. A moment later, they are entering the rocket.

Announcer says AND WE SEE MARC
GARNEAU MAKING FINAL HANDSHAKES
AS HE KNEELS DOWN TO ENTER THE
ORBITER ENDEAVOUR.
AND YOU'LL SEE THAT BEHIND ARE
OUR COMMANDER BRENT JETT AND
PILOT MIKE BLOOMFIELD.

A clip shows member of mission control talking into their microphones.
A view from a distance shows the rocket as it ignites with smoke billowing from its base.

Man says OKAY, BRENT, IT'S A
BEAUTIFUL NIGHT TO FLY.
SO WE WISH YOU LUCK, AND GIVE
OUR BEST TO SHEP, SERGEI AND
YURI.

Announcer says T MINUS 15
SECONDS.
12-11-10-9-8, WE HAVE A GO FOR
THE ENGINE START.
5-4-3-2-1...

As the rocket launches into the night sky a caption reads "Primary objectives: Install P-6 Truss. Install Solar arrays."

Announcer says THIS IS A
PREPARATORY DAY FOR THE DOCKING
OF ENDEAVOUR TO THE
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION.

Fast clips play of the astronauts inside the rocket as they approach the space station. A caption reads "International Space Station (I.S.S.) equals Alpha."

The rocket docks onto the I.S.S.

Astronaut says OUTSTANDING, GUYS.

Astronaut says ALL RIGHT.

Announcer says THIS CAMERA IN THE
PAYLOAD BAY, AS CANADIAN
ASTRONAUT MARC GARNEAU
MANOEUVRES IN TO LATCH ON TO THE
P-6 TRUSS STRUCTURE.

A rectangular prism shaped structure floats in space. A caption reads "The P-6 Truss Segment is the largest and heaviest structure to fly aboard the shuttle."

Announcer says THIS IS MISSION
CONTROL, HOUSTON.
AS THE SHUTTLE AND STATION MOVE
AT A SPEED OF FIVE MILES PER
SECOND, THE SOLAR ARRAY TRUSS
STRUCTURE IS IN THE PROCESS OF
BEING PRECISELY ALIGNED TO AN
OVERNIGHT THERMAL CONDITIONING
POSITION, CALLED AN OVERNIGHT
PARK POSITION.

The sun peaks over the horizon. Astronauts work outside the rocket connecting electrical pieces to the truss.

Announcer says THIS VIEW SHOWING
CARLOS AS HE WORKS AT THE
CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE NEWLY
ATTACHED 50 FOOT 35,000 POUND
TRUSS AND THE INTERNATIONAL
SPACE STATION.
TANNER WORKING NEAR THE TOP OF
THE P-6 TRUSS.

A view from the astronaut’s perspective shows a deft manipulation of wires.

Astronaut says OKAY, ALL THE
CABLES ARE MATED.

Man says YEAH, WE SEE IT COMING
OUT.

A caption reads "The P-6 contains the station’s solar arrays."

A clip plays of the truss expanding to reveal two rows of solar panels. A caption reads "The solar arrays generate the station’s electrical power. The arrays weigh 7,700 kilos. The four solar arrays generate 240 kilowatts of electricity."

Astronaut says HEY, HOUSTON, WE
STILL DIDN'T HAVE ANY LUCK
PEELING THOSE LAST TWO ARRAY'S
PANELS APART FROM EACH OTHER.

As the arrays continue to expand a caption reads "The unfurling of the arrays hits a snag."

Astronaut says IF YOU START
COUNTING WHERE THE...
WHERE YOU SEE THE
SOLAR CELLS, IT'S THE SIXTH,
THAT'S SIX UP FROM THE BOTTOM.

Man says WE SEE IT, IT'S THE ONE
THAT'S A LITTLE BIT DARKER THAN
THE REST OF THEM IN THE IMAGE.

A caption reads "Mission Control decides to retract and unfurl the arrays again."

Man says ENDEAVOUR, HOUSTON WITH
THE PLAN.
WE'D LIKE YOU TO RETRACT SUCH
FAR ENOUGH SUCH THAT THE TENSION
BAR IS TOUCHING THE SILL.
AND THEN DO A QUICK MOTION
OUTWARD SO THE CYCLE BETWEEN
START AND STOP IS AS QUICK AS
YOU COULD PROBABLY MAKE IT WITH
YOUR HAND MOTION.

Astronaut says YES, WE AGREE.

A clip shows the arrays retracting and unfurling once more. This time, two large rectangular panels on either side of the truss extend outward. A caption reads "The arrays extend the stations’ wingspan to 73 meters."

Announcer says THOSE STUCK SOLAR
PANELS ON EACH OF THE TWO
BLANKETS ON THIS PORT WING NOW
FULLY UNSTUCK, AND A RESUMPTION
OF THE DEPLOYMENT PROCEDURE CAN
BEGIN.
HOUSTON,
ENDEAVOUR, THEY'RE GOING TO LET
ME MAKE THIS FINAL CALL.
WE HAVE TWO TENSION BLANKET.

Man says COPY THAT, GREAT WORK,
GENTLEMEN, YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF
HAPPY FOLKS DOWN HERE.

A clip now shows Carlos and other astronauts inside the rocket. Carlos is looking at a floating piece of mechanical cable that twists and turns.

Carlos Noriega talks into a microphone and says YES, AND HERE
ARE THE TOOLS WE TYPICALLY GO
OUT WITH, IF ANYBODY WANTED TO
SEE WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE WHEN
IT'S NOT ON OUR SUIT.
IT DOESN'T WEIGH MUCH HERE, BUT
IT'S LOTS OF FUN IN THE WATER,
THOUGH.

Clips of wires and cables being maneuvered into place play from the astronauts’ perspective.

Announcer says THIS VIEW, AS JOE
TANNER SCALES THE INTERNATIONAL
SPACE STATION UP TO THE POINT
WHERE THE ROBOTIC ARM AWAITS.
HALF WAY UP THE 90 FOOT TALL
TOWER ABOVE ENDEAVOUR'S PAYLOAD
BAY.

Astronaut says HOUSTON,
ENDEAVOUR, YOU CONFIRM THAT WE
HAVE A GO FOR THE MATER PATCH
PANEL?

A caption reads "The P-6 Truss also contains two radiators to cool the station."

Man says ENDEAVOUR, HOUSTON YOU
SHOULD SEE THE RADIATOR MOVING.

Astronaut says IT'S MOVING.
[Music Plays]

Astronaut says HOUSTON,
ENDEAVOUR, WE HOPE YOU'RE
GETTING THE END EFFECTOR VIEW ON
THE GROUND.

A caption reads "The astronauts continue the iron worker’s tradition."

Astronaut says IN KEEPING WITH A
LONGSTANDING TRADITION, OF
IRONWORKERS AROUND THE WORLD.
NO BAD LUCK CAN FALL ON THIS
BUILDING NOW.

A caption reads "They place an evergreen tree on top of the structure for good luck." An astronaut is shown looking at the drawing of the tree situated on the structure.

Man says THIS GIVES US A GREAT
IDEA OF JUST HOW HIGH UP YOU
GUYS ARE.

Astronaut says IT GIVES ME A
GREAT IDEA OF HOW HIGH I AM.

Clips play of the astronauts climb down from the top of the structure and into the airlock of the space station.

Announcer says CARLOS NORIEGA'S
HELMET CAMERA PROVIDING A BIRD'S
EYE VIEW AS HE POPS OPEN THE
HATCH OF THE AIRLOCK TO
ENDEAVOUR.
A GOOD VIEW INSIDE THE AIRLOCK
FROM CARLOS' PERSPECTIVE.

A caption reads "The crew of Endeavour is the first to visit Alpha’s first inhabitants."

Announcer says INTERNATIONAL
SPACE STATION CREW MEMBERS
VISIBLE IN THE HATCH.

Astronaut says THE CREW REQUESTS
PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD.

Man says ENDEAVOUR, PERMISSION
GRANTED.
ENDEAVOUR ARRIVING.

Crew members from Endeavour enter the I.S.S. The astronauts float around while shaking hands with one another. Clips play of inside of the narrow corridors of International Space Station.

Announcer says THIS VIEW IS
LOOKING DOWN THE LENGTH OF THE
STATION NOW THROUGH THAT CONE
SHAPED ADAPTER THAT ATTACHES THE
UNITY MODULE TO THE STATION'S
ZARYA MODULE.
CONTINUING INTO THE STATION,
INTO THE OUTERMOST COMPARTMENT
OF THE ZVEZDA LIVING QUARTERS
MODULE.
THIS IS A VIEW DOWN AT THE
WINDOW IN THE ZVEZDA LIVING
QUARTERS MODULE, HOME FOR THE
THREE MEMBER STATION CREW, SEEN
HERE FLIGHT ENGINEER SERGEI
KRIKALEV AT THE STATION CREW,
AND CO-PILOT YURI GODZENKO, WHO
HAVE BEEN ABOARD THE STATION FOR
OVER A MONTH.
THIS, A VIEW OF A CREW QUARTERS
COMPARTMENT, ON BOARD THE
STATION, WITH THE SLEEPING BAG
USED BY THE CREW, A WINDOW FOR
EACH CREW MEMBER.

Man says ON BEHALF OF THE CREW ON
ALPHA, I'D LIKE TO COMMEND
ENDEAVOUR AND ITS CREW FOR THE
TREMENDOUS TECHNICAL CHALLENGE
AND THE GREAT ACHIEVEMENTS
PUTTING P-6 TOGETHER, WE REALLY
APPRECIATE IT.

As the astronauts all convene in a spacious room a caption reads "Marc Garneau Canadian Mission Specialist signs the ship’s log."

Announcer says LESS THAN AN HOUR
TO GO BEFORE THEY'LL CLOSE THE
HATCHES FOR THE FINAL TIME.
THAT'S JOE TANNER IN THE
BACKGROUND OF THIS PICTURE, JUST
TAKING A HAND-OFF FROM MARC
GARNEAU OF THE SHIP'S LOG AT THE
STATION.
THAT BOOK IS KEPT
ON BOARD THE STATION, AND SIGNED
BY ALL VISITING CREW MEMBERS.

Astronaut says AND CAPTAIN
SHEPHERD THE STS-97 CREW
REQUESTS PERMISSION TO DEPART
ALPHA.

Captain Shepherd says PERMISSION
GRANTED.
PERMISSION GRANTED, ENDEAVOUR
DEPARTING.

Clips play as members of Endeavour exit through an air hatch. A moment later the rocket is shown detaching from the I.S.S.

A caption reads "Endeavour undocks from Space Station Alpha."

Fast clips show the Endeavour floating away from the I.S.S. interspersed with clips of the Endeavour’s crew organizing equipment inside their rocket.

A caption reads "Space Station Alpha spreads its wings."

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 TVO in association with Saskatchewan Communications Network. Knowledge Network.

The Shuttle Years, from Challenger to Columbia.

A production of TVO Ontario. Copyright 2004, The Ontario Educational Communication Authority.

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