Endeavour Finally Launches! Mission STS-127 begins. Follow with NASA TV link

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posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 02:01 PM
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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!




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posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 02:09 PM
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so were looking about 1am GMT for this launch?

I might be able to catch that one, feeling rotten today though, might have to skip it. Good luck to them!



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 02:15 PM
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It should be about 11:05 GNT I think.

You can see the coundown here.

I hope they go this time!



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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I think they'll launch today. Weather looks not too bad, we'll just have to wait and see.. Hope all goes well for the launch... From what i heard them say the NASA website, they are pretty optemistic about today.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 03:14 PM
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Yeah I hope so.

Another scrubbed mission and I'll go mental.

For some reason I'm drawn to this.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 03:28 PM
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I still have the same feeling as i had on Monday. I don't know what it is, maybe it's nothing... I just hate when i have these feelings, it's not normal for me, meaning, it doesn't happen very often...



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 03:58 PM
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I'm hoping it's just because of all the delays, scrubbed launches etc.

But you know already I agree with you.

It's looking good for launch, all the constraints have been released.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 04:43 PM
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I hope NASA show some footage in space like your avatar


t- minus 11 minutes and counting...



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 04:56 PM
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Yes!

T-9 AND COUNTING!



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 05:28 PM
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Launched! Good for NASA took a while this time LOL



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 05:32 PM
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and as usual we don't get to see the live action unfolding in space as we view - cut away to repeat launch, or a picture of - well the shuttle ...

You can only imagine what is happening up there..



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 09:28 PM
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Argh I totally forgot about this and missed the launch. Ah well it's good to know they finally made it up there safely.



posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 11:11 PM
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Originally posted by watchZEITGEISTnow
and as usual we don't get to see the live action unfolding in space as we view - cut away to repeat launch, or a picture of - well the shuttle ...

You can only imagine what is happening up there..

It's tricky to get a video downlink going from the orbiter without having the payload bay doors open and KU band antenna deployed. Telemetry definately takes priority on the S band. What is it you think is happening up there?

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