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Space Shuttle STS-95 Discovery John Glenn Spacehab pt2-2 Post Flight Press 1998 NASA

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Published on Jul 29, 2012

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'STS-95 POST FLIGHT PRESENTATION
JSC1760 - (1998) 42 1/2 Minutes -
Commander: Curtis L. Brown, Jr.
Pilot: Steven W. Lindsey
Mission Specialists: Scott E. Parazynski, Stephen K. Robinson, Pedro Duque, Chiaki Mukai, John H. Glenn, Jr.
Dates: October 29 November 8, 1998
Vehicle: Discovery OV-103
Payloads: HST repair, Spartan 201 Free-flyer, International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker, Spacehab, BRIC, CRYOTSU, E-NOSE, PCG, SEM and GAS (four experiments)
Landing Site: Runway 33 at Kennedy Space Center, FL'

NASA film JSC-1760

Public domain film from the National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

Split with MKVmerge GUI (part of MKVToolNix), the same freeware (or Avidemux) can recombine the downloaded parts (in mp4 format): http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvt...

part 1: http://youtu.be/ma2wpeSaUL8

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-95

STS-95 was a Space Shuttle Discovery mission launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 29 October 1998. It was the 25th flight of Discovery and the 92nd mission flown since the start of the Space Shuttle program in April 1981. It was a highly publicized mission due to former Project Mercury astronaut and United States Senator John H. Glenn, Jr.'s return to space for his second space flight. At age 77, Glenn became the oldest person, to date, to go into space. This mission is also noted for inaugurating ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the U.S., with live coast-to-coast coverage of the launch. In another first, Spain's Pedro Duque became the first Spaniard in space.

...The mission lasted just under nine days, with Discovery completing its voyage by landing at Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility.

The launch was rare in that the official launch weather forecast provided by the 45th Weather Squadron was 100 percent for favorable weather for launch as well as the Shuttle landing facility at Kennedy Space Center.

Bill Clinton became the second incumbent US president to witness a rocket launch, joined by his wife Hillary on the roof of the Vehicle Assembly Building; and the only one to attend a Shuttle launch. President Nixon witnessed the launch of Apollo 12...

For STS-95, a single-module Spacehab flew in the forward portion of Discovery's payload bay with the crew gaining access to the module through the airlock tunnel system. A variety of experiments sponsored by NASA, the Japanese Space Agency (NASDA) and the European Space Agency (ESA) focused on life sciences, microgravity sciences and advanced technology during the flight.

The Spartan 201-5 free-flyer was deployed and retrieved using the Shuttle's mechanical arm. It was designed to investigate physical conditions and processes of the hot outer layers of the Sun's atmosphere, or solar corona...

The Hubble Space Telescope Orbital Systems Test (HOST) platform carried experiments to validate components planned for installation during the third Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission and to evaluate new technologies in an earth orbiting environment...

The International Extreme Ultraviolet Hitchhiker (IEH) payload involves a half dozen different experiments mounted on a support structure which was carried in Discovery's payload bay...

Since the aging process and a space flight experience share a number of similar physiological responses, a series of experiments sponsored by NASA and the National Institute on Aging was conducted on Glenn during the STS-95 mission. The investigations gathered information which may provide a model system to help scientists interested in understanding aging. Some of these similarities include bone and muscle loss, balance disorders and sleep disturbances. Data provided from Glenn during this mission was compared to data obtained from Glenn's Friendship 7 orbital mission in 1962.

In addition to becoming the oldest person to fly into space, Glenn also became the third politician to fly in space. He was preceded by Senator Jake Garn (STS-51-D) and then-Representative (now Senator) Bill Nelson (STS-61-C). At the time, Glenn was Ohio's senior or ranking Senator.

In a reprise of his first space flight, while in orbit, Glenn was greeted again by the citizens of Perth and Rockingham in Australia. They left their private and municipal lights on while the Discovery passed overhead, just like they did in on his Friendship 7 flight...

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