posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 02:01 PM
I really recommend watching the launch and even the preparation for launch, it's quite interesting.
I've stayed up late twice in the last week to watch scrubbed missions, So I'm keeping my fingers crossed for this one!
Watch the full countdown on NASA TV
, the build up and live launch is live.
Other feeds from NASA can be found here
This is the latest from Nasa:
STS-127 Astronauts Reach Launch Pad 39A
Wed, 15 Jul 2009 07:30:04 PM GMT
Space shuttle Endeavour's seven astronauts have arrived at Launch Pad 39A, where they'll strap into their seats in the crew module one at a time
with the assistance of the closeout crew.
The countdown continues smoothly this afternoon. Weather at Kennedy remains at a 60-percent chance of favorable weather for launch this evening.
Storms in the area are forecast to move away by launch time as the East coast seabreeze moves to the west. Launch managers and weather officers are in
frequent contact and are monitoring conditions closely.
Tanking operations are complete and Endeavour's external fuel tank is fully loaded with its supercold liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen propellants.
Weather permitting, liftoff remains on schedule for 6:03 p.m. EDT.
%60, hm I don't know about that. We'll just have to wait and see.
All the best to the Astronauts and you guys who watch it.
PS if anybody is wondering why the new thread instead of using the previous one, I couldn't update the title so it was easier to start a new one
instead of getting a mod to change the other one!
[edit on 15-7-2009 by kiwifoot]