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Space Launch!!!! cancelled for now.

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posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 12:46 PM
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www.yahoo.com...

theres a live feed on the shuttle launch, right now they just delaying the launch and the crew is just restin. in anicase lets see wat happens.




posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 12:47 PM
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They better be as carefull as possible too cool everyones already strained nerves. It's get launched eventually so in the meantime be patient.



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 12:53 PM
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The launch is scrubbed. Apparently, a fault in the fuel tank sensor system.

See the CNN link:

www.cnn.com...


No rescheduled launch date at this time.



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 12:59 PM
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This is ridiculous, the sooner NASA's capital is sold off to the market, and the industry is privatised the better. They've wasted their resources these last 20 years on missions with generally little interest to the greater population they serve. We should have a well established base/mini city on the moon, and the beginnings of one on mars by now.



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 01:29 PM
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Ive been waiting all day for the damned launch. This really is disappointing. I guess I have to rest my hopes on Burt Rutan and X-Prize like ventures to get man back into outer space. There is such a thing called being too careful.



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 01:38 PM
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From what i heard this wasnt a case of being too careful. Aparently the engines of the Shuttle would cut off if two or more of the fuel sensors aren't working. It sounds like this was the case. So, if they did launch the engines may have cut off in mid flight forcing an abort during take off or they may not have fired at all.

Sure hope the get it fixed soon. Two and half years without the Shuttle is too long.



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 01:56 PM
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The problem was with one of the four engine cut-off sensors, which are responsible for making sure the spacecraft's engines shut down at the proper point during the ascent. NASA said it appeared that the sensor was showing a low fuel level, even though the tank was full.



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I had that happen to me after I got my fuel pump replaced. Turns out the guy allowed the rubber gasket which seals the pump to fall down in which interfered with the float assembly. I had to take the bed lose, move it back to access the tank and sure enough, there it was hanging around the float when I pulled the pump assembly out of the tank. A simple fix that took about an hour...of course I'm pretty knowledgable ( I know the difference between feet and meters for example) so this might have been a little easier for me to troubleshoot.

Check your mechanism for measurement, then check the wiring to the terminal. If all this checks out, make sure someone didn't syphon your fuel in the middle of the night.


[edit on 13-7-2005 by astrocreep]



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 02:01 PM
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oh what the guy said it might not fly till september


jeez he said earliest is monday. they need to pick a time.

[edit on 13-7-2005 by masterofpuppets]



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 02:15 PM
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This is really lame. After two years they can't even get the shuttle to launch on time. If this is the future of things to come at NASA, I don't have much hope for space travel(atleast government funded).



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 02:31 PM
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Crew members were all aboard the orbiter when the announcement to cancel was made.

CNN link


Could you imagine sitting there, ready for the countdown, and then having to be pulled out last minute? That would have to SUCK!



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 02:45 PM
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All this time and they can't manage to fix a fuel guage???

Smells like bull#....




This is ridiculous, the sooner NASA's capital is sold off to the market, and the industry is privatised the better. They've wasted their resources these last 20 years on missions with generally little interest to the greater population they serve. We should have a well established base/mini city on the moon, and the beginnings of one on mars by now.


Damn straight....



posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 05:09 PM
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It's the rule. If there's a problem with that sensor, automatic scrub.

The next available launch windows are tomorrow, Saturday, and Tuesday, I believe, so if it's ready by Monday then...

I've been totally psyched out about this thing, they're killing me on the inside.

Gazrok, picard - LALALALA I CAN'T HEAR YOU! Although I will say that just because they have "little interest to the greater population they serve" does not mean they're wrong.



posted on Jul, 14 2005 @ 03:22 AM
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I dont think i would go back into that shuttle again. First something just falls off and now something with a sensor..



posted on Jul, 14 2005 @ 08:28 AM
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I would.

I'd have gone into Columbia, as well.




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