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Last chance to see a 'night time' Shuttle Launch, with TV Link! 0439 EST / 0939 GMT

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posted on Feb, 6 2010 @ 06:55 PM
G'day ATS,

There's already a thread mentioning that this launch can be seen:

Night shuttle launch may be seen on East Coast

But the title doesn't say that the launch will be the last night time one and I want to give all ATSers the chance to see it for themselves, a bit of history perhaps!

The live launch can be viewed HERE on NASA TV.

Some mission info:


Endeavour's STS-130 Mission
Commander George Zamka will lead the STS-130 mission to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Endeavour. Terry Virts will serve as the pilot. Mission Specialists are Nicholas Patrick, Robert Behnken, Stephen Robinson and Kathryn Hire. Virts will be making his first trip to space.

Shuttle Endeavour and its crew will deliver to the space station a third connecting module, the Italian-built Tranquility node and the seven-windowed cupola, which will be used as a control room for robotics. The mission will feature three spacewalks.

All the best ATS and to the brave folks sitting on that rocket!

posted on Feb, 6 2010 @ 07:13 PM
Oh thanks! I will actually stay up to watch it.

Just out of curiosity...why did they let a 5 year gap between the retirement of the shuttles and the new space vehicles in 2015? You'd think they'd want to let things continue smoothly. I'm sure the 2012 folk will have SOME kind of conspiracies. I'm not implying I believe in one, I'm honestly just asking why would they have such a gap in such a trivial time in space exploration and with the ISS.

BTW, is there a link to what the new vehicles will look like?

posted on Feb, 6 2010 @ 07:27 PM
Awesome! What time will it be launching at? Better yet, how long from now?

posted on Feb, 6 2010 @ 07:41 PM
This is it people last shuttle launch before they scrap the shuttle for good. Finally that clunker can rest in peace.

posted on Feb, 6 2010 @ 07:44 PM
reply to post by SuperSlovak

Nope. There are a few more
STS-130, the next one then,
STS-131 March 18
STS-132 May 14
STS-134 July 29
STS-133 Sept 16

posted on Feb, 6 2010 @ 08:13 PM
Do you think southern Ontario will see it?

posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:02 AM
Just wanted to bump this thread up as the STS-130 launch is a little less than an hour away at 4:39 EST 1:39AM PST. Currently Endeavor is at T minus 9 minute built in hold.

For those of you with DirecTV you can watch the launch with higher resolution than the NASA channel by tuning into HDNET. Not sure about other providers.

Looking forward to watching another good ride into orbit.

posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:50 AM
It is not going up tonight and it is the last scheduled night launch so after it goes up tomorrow (hopefully) it wont be scheduled for night time again. I am really mad it isnt going up tonight and I hope it goes up tomorrow. I want to record it!

posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:54 AM
I was watching the Shuttle launch countdown and they scrubbed it at about 13 min to launch due to weather, I think they said the next window is Monday at 9 UTC. Found a great site that streams in HD the NASA feed of the launch, was better than NASA's as far as quality IMO. Spacevidcast

Funny the last 5 shuttle missions were being called "the Final Five" for all you BSG fans, motherfrakkin weather...

posted on Feb, 8 2010 @ 12:42 AM
reply to post by Springheel Jack

Thanks for the link. I don't know if HDNET will do it again tonight - I hope they do because the picture was much better than standard NASA channel and I would rather see it on the big screen than my computer.

Looks like it will be 25 minutes earlier than last night. That's about 2 1/2 house from now.

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