Thursday, July 16, 2009
Endeavor launch at Cape Canaveral
A very fine, high-resolution video of today's launch of the Endeavor space shuttle, with a crew of seven, at Cape Canaveral. After Friday's docking with the International Space Station, there will be a total of 13 astronauts on board. Endeavor is carrying materials to construct a platform for Japanese science experiments.
At 1:59, you can glimpse a couple pieces of debris falling off Endeavor. NASA will check for any damage before the shuttle's scheduled return on July 31st.
UPDATE (July 17th): NASA's examination of the Shuttle revealed no damage from the debris shown in the video.