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Old 05-12-2009, 02:49 PM   #21
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Default Re: What, no love for shuttle launches?

[QUOTE=revefsreleets;604799]Saw it launch several times when I lived in Florida, even a couple night launches which is spectacular even from 50 miles away.[QUOTE]

Me and my girlfriend at the time were walking one night on the beach up here (from fla) in Charleston, SC and we could see the shuttle streaking into space all the way up here. It was rather impressive to see it!

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Minor tile damage found during Atlantis inspections

Engineers at the Johnson Space Center are evaluating a small area of tile damage on the forward part of the shuttle Atlantis' right wing where it joins the ship's fuselage. The nicked tiles, apparently damaged during launch by a debris impact around 106 seconds after liftoff, were spotted during an ongoing heat shield inspection by the Atlantis astronauts.

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Oh, I bet there are some buttholes puckered right now. I read that they started carrying spares on board and/or ways to repair damaged tiles after the Columbia? incident, so hopefully they will be able to fix them with no problems.
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:08 PM   #22
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That's going to be lots of spacewalking, I think they are already scheduled for 5.
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i agree.

and as long as it was by a surgeon and not a tiger or chain link fence or something
hey hold up there pal.....aren't you the one who expressed the desire to experience being mauled by an animal ?
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Saw it launch several times when I lived in Florida

I spent a month on the Cape on a berm with my unit providing radar coverage for the site's 1st launch right after 9/11.

got to get up pretty close before the launch, but it gets up there pretty fast, like a bottle rocket





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Default Re: What, no love for shuttle launches?

Our shuttle program is doing alot of reasearch in different areas, to try and learn more about living/composition of space debris' planitary composition/ dedectling solar systems and new planets, using formulas that do not require an ICBM to get people into space....

Lemmings = "I wanna know where life on mars is.... I wanna see what the moon looks like again aad I want wnna moon rock!!!! or lets go to the moon 'for real' this time....

IMO...Nasa is way underfunded.... and is an important part of America's super power status.... Cut out the pork and put our tax dollars in programs that have the potential to change the world as we know it..
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I spent a month on the Cape on a berm with my unit providing radar coverage for the site's 1st launch right after 9/11.

got to get up pretty close before the launch, but it gets up there pretty fast, like a bottle rocket


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Thanks Mr. Taxpayer - we stayed at the Cocoa Beach Hilton.







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Bottom line - like I said

If you don't like rockets, you aint' shit - I wish I could see a night launch

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Down here the shuttle is still a part of our lives & the ones who find it blase are the ones who just aren't into that sort of thing.
Even after all of these years I still like to drive to a good spot along the water for a launch & gather with other people of all kinds & dream with the human collective.
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Astronauts bid farewell to Hubble telescope after 5-day service call

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Atlantis' astronauts gingerly dropped the Hubble Space Telescope overboard Tuesday, sending the restored observatory off on a new voyage of discovery and bidding it farewell on behalf of the planet.

Hubble - considered better than new following five days of repairs and upgrades - will never be seen up close by humans again. This was NASA's last service call.

The shuttle and telescope had just crossed the Atlantic, and were soaring 560 kilometres above the coast of northwestern Africa, when astronaut Megan McArthur used a robot arm to release the snares gripping Hubble. Then the shuttle slowly backed away.

"Hubble has been released," reported commander Scott Altman. "It's safely back on its journey of exploration as we begin steps to conclude ours. Looking back on this mission, it's been an incredible journey for us as well."

Mission Control radioed congratulations: "It's wonderful to see Hubble, the most famous scientific instrument of all time, newly upgraded and ready for action thanks to you."


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