Archive: The Tool Testers

The Shuttle Years

The workaday life of the astronauts in orbit is revealed, as they launch the latest tracking satellites and the next generation of communication satellites. Also, a focus on the work done in Spacelab-1, a commercial-science lab, and the testing of various new tools and space walking procedures for the construction of the Alpha Space Station and the Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission.
Aired:
Sep 16, 2006