Shuttle Launch NO-GO due to WEATHER - 24 Hour Delay

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posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 03:05 PM
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Quite exciting actually, why not watch a live shuttle launch for a change!

NASA TV Live Launch STS-127


Launch time continues to draw closer as the seven STS-127 astronauts take their seats inside space shuttle Endeavour. One by one, they'll climb through the crew module's side hatch and get strapped in with the help of the closeout crew.

Weather at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida continues to cooperate and liftoff remains on schedule for 7:13 p.m. EDT.


It's very interesting watching these brave souls preparing for lift off.

Enjoy!


STS-127 Mission Overview
The 16-day mission will feature five spacewalks and complete construction of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory. Astronauts will attach a platform to the outside of the Japanese module that will allow experiments to be exposed to space.

The STS-127 crew members are Commander Mark Polansky, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Dave Wolf, Christopher Cassidy, Tom Marshburn, Tim Kopra and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette. Kopra will join the space station crew and replace Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata. Wakata will return to Earth on Endeavour to conclude a three-month stay at the station.



Anybody else think it must be an awsome but bloody scary experience, being shot up into orbit on the back of one of those rockets?

EDIT


Endeavour's Launch "No Go" Due to Weather
Mon, 13 Jul 2009 12:03:28 AM GMT

Officials at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida have called off today's liftoff of space shuttle Endeavour due to inclement weather. Cumulus clouds and lightning violated rules for launching Endeavour because of weather near the Shuttle Landing Facility. The runway would be needed in the unlikely event that Endeavour would have to make an emergency landing back at Kennedy.

Endeavour's next launch attempt is 6:51 p.m. EDT Monday. NASA TV coverage will begin at 1:30 p.m.






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posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 03:20 PM
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I have a weird feeling (insight) that something will go terribly wrong in this mission... I hope i'm wrong... We'll just have to wait and see.

EDIT: Guess i just felt there would be a no go for launch...



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posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 03:23 PM
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For some reason, and i really do hope I'm wrong too, I agree.

There is something that is drawing me to this launch.

I really cannot put my finger on it.

Hope I'm just nervous for them.



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 03:42 PM
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Oddly enough, I had the same thought.


In either case, I will be watching it. I've always been fascinated by these missions, and I wish them the best of luck in their launch.



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 03:48 PM
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Thanks for the live feed link.


How did you know how much time there was left? Is there a page showing the countdown?



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 03:53 PM
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reply to post by BlueShaman
 


No problems!

Yep, the countdown is here:

NASA

It's a realtime one as opposed to the mission one, which stops and starts for some procedures.

[edit on 12-7-2009 by kiwifoot]



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 04:01 PM
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reply to post by kiwifoot
 

Thanks, I found this clock right after posting the question and was wondering why it was so 'off', it's the official one.

The realtime clock gives me more time to do some stuff before the launch.



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 04:03 PM
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I know what you mean!

It's quite exciting!

I cannot imagine what they must be going through.



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 04:05 PM
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lol it must be similar to how Topper Harley felt about flying jets in Hot Shots!

"You're pretty sure of yourself, aren't you?"

"You have to be when you have 10000 pounds of thrust behind you."

Only in the case of these guys, its that much better



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 04:11 PM
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Oh yeah, great quote, great movie.

Here's the kicker, the shuttle-7.78 million pounds of thrust!

Oh My Good God what a ride!



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 05:09 PM
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reply to post by kiwifoot
 


They just said the weather maybe an issue!

Countdown is still going on though!



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 05:11 PM
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I can't open the live video here.

It's crashing the Firefox, actually.

Any ideas?



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 05:14 PM
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reply to post by Canslli
 


Hm strange, I'm running firefox too.

Have you got WE too?



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 05:17 PM
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reply to post by kiwifoot
 


What's WE? : ]



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 05:17 PM
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I'm on Opera browser, no problem on my end. Usually, firefox is supposed to be a good browser...



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 05:19 PM
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Soory. I meant IE...idiot(me) ..internet explorer!

Was watching the feed sorry!



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 05:25 PM
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Now it's running.
I don't know what happened. : ]

Well, now we just have to wait.



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 05:34 PM
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science.ksc.nasa.gov...

whether on the weather...



posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 05:36 PM
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I will be so disappointed if it's aborted!

Oh and that link is awsome, nice one!

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posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 05:43 PM
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They are having issues with the weather right now... Maybe the mission will lauch later...





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