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 STS-93 aborted launch, from T-1:15 through shutdown and safing of the vehicle. Launch was scrubbed due to excess levels of hydrogen in the aft engine compartment.
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 A detailed description of the primary STS-93 payload, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, with commentary by astronomers, including astronaut Steven A. Hawley.
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 A detailed description of NASA's Great Observatories, including STS-93 primary payload, the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
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 A brief biography of Col. Eileen Collins, commander of STS-93 and the first woman to command a U.S. space shuttle
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 Animation of Chandra x-ray Observatory at work.
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 Animation of Chandra X-ray Observatory payload.
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 Animation of Chandra X-ray Observatory deploy stack elevation.
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 Animation of Chandra X-ray Obsevatory deploy backoff maneuver.
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 Animation of Chandra X-ray Observatory solar array deploy and Inertial Upper Stage Booster separation.
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 Animation of Chandra X-ray Observatory reaching final orbit.
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 PAO Commentator Kyle Herring narrates video of ground simulations in preparation for the deploy of the Chandra X-Ray telescope.
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Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 04/09/2002
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