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Shuttle launch yes or no?

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posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 02:42 AM
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Well I have been waiting a while for another night launch and I really hope it goes up tonight. I have been talking back and forth with a friend who works for NASA, he works on the shuttle and it's programs. It looks like it might not go up due to weather. It's 50F and windy right now here in FL where I am at.....I am 20mins from the Space Center... I have a new camcorder I want to use and I hope it goes up so I can share it on here!
It is "supposed" to go up in an hour or so. If I hear anything between now and then I will post it for those who are interested. My friend has been updating me all night and I just got home from work so I am able to be online. If it goes up I will post the video of it later in the media section or a separate thread.




posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 02:49 AM
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Watching NASA TV at the moment and it seems the launch is a go for 4:39:50 EST

Currently on a 41:30 hold

I recall hearing the launch should be visible to folks on the east coast depending upon visibility, cloud cover, etc.



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 02:50 AM
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Look forward to seeing the footage MB, if they launch that is.

They're pretty specific about the weather they need for a safe launch.

Have fun!

**Edit: Link to NASATV where they're broadcasting the launch live for anyone who is interested.

www.nasa.gov...



[edit on 7/2/10 by Chadwickus]



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:02 AM
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Am I reading that launch timer correctly? (watching NASA TV)

it's 09:00 GMT here, so it should be about 40 mins till launch holding at T - 9

edit - yes, the guy just said that is a built in hold

[edit on 7/2/2010 by Now_Then]



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:04 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
Look forward to seeing the footage MB, if they launch that is.

They're pretty specific about the weather they need for a safe launch.

Have fun!

**Edit: Link to NASATV where they're broadcasting the launch live for anyone who is interested.

www.nasa.gov...



[edit on 7/2/10 by Chadwickus]


Currently that link, the screen is black where the video is supposed to be, it did the whole loading via quicktime thing...... did I mess up somewhere? Is it showing for everyone else?



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:08 AM
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reply to post by Republican08
 


Working for me ok.

try refreshing the page, see if that works.



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:10 AM
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Here's an image which shows the launch trajectory and also shows who/where on the east coast it should be visible.



The map shows who can see what during the first 8 minute (T+8) if the night launch goes as planned on Sunday. The most dramatic view is from inside the yellow circle. But within the red circle, skywatchers may see very bright, pulsating, fast-moving object that resembles the brightest stars in the sky from 3 to 8 minutes after launch. For viewers near the edges of the circles, however, the shuttle will hug the horizon, so an unobstructed view is needed.

www.msnbc.msn.com...

Hope this helps anyone looking for it.


[edit: fixed image link]

[edit on 7-2-2010 by 12m8keall2c]



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:11 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
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Working for me ok.

try refreshing the page, see if that works.


Oh that's some serious BS right there!!!!

I refreshed it again and again...

Then I see your post just posted, and go i'll try it one last time..... what happens, but, now it works.....

I think theres a conspiracy just to screw with me now!!!!



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:14 AM
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reply to post by Republican08
 


I told TPTB to go easy on you.

Just for today....




posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:16 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by Republican08
 


I told TPTB to go easy on you.

Just for today....



I owe you one I suppose.

Did I hear the video right, it's about 15 minutes away?

I just really don't want to miss this...!

(You know without ATS i'd probably of missed so much cool stuff..... here's a shout out to ats for a goodjob!)


Oh maybe roughly 40 minutes if all is well.

www.nasa.gov...

Countdown here in link.

[edit on 7-2-2010 by Republican08]



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:19 AM
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I got the volume down at the moment coz I'm watching something else but the last I heard they were going for a 04:46EST launch time.



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:29 AM
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No go?

Did I hear right?


Awww shucks!


Maybe tomorrow I guess!

Good luck for tomorrow


[edit on 7-2-2010 by Republican08]



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:30 AM
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Originally posted by Chadwickus
Look forward to seeing the footage MB, if they launch that is.

They're pretty specific about the weather they need for a safe launch.

Have fun!

**Edit: Link to NASATV where they're broadcasting the launch live for anyone who is interested.

www.nasa.gov...



[edit on 7/2/10 by Chadwickus]


Yeah they are saying a no right now as well as my friend. I am so mad... I look like an eskimo and I REALLY want a night launch to record...
I really dislike FL right now!



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:31 AM
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That's it guys - no launch today... They just called it, going into a 24 hour scrub



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:32 AM
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Ehhhh bugger

Back to the cricket then!



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:33 AM
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Originally posted by Republican08
No go?

Did I hear right?


Awww shucks!


Maybe tomorrow I guess!

Good luck for tomorrow


[edit on 7-2-2010 by Republican08]

Yeah no go


I am texting my buddy right now...well at least I might be able to be there tomorrow! I have a great view but being there would be better.....It;s the weather! It is NEVER like this here at this time of year. Looks like I need to set my alarm for tomorrow at 4:14am or so.....I am going to see a night launch before it ends!!!



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:33 AM
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They said a 24 hr scrub... and said "we'll try again tomorrow night".

I too want to see a night launch.. (lakeland here). The only thing I don't like about night launches is them not seeing the foam falling off possibly.. Although they DO do a check once up there...

Had my cam all charged too!


[edit on 2/7/2010 by Pharyax]



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:34 AM
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Make sure your cam corder batteries are good!



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:36 AM
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Yeah I live about 20mins from the site and I can see all of the space center from my balcony lol I love it!!! I was hoping to record this launch since I just got a camcorder but hopefully it goes up tomorrow so i can record it!



posted on Feb, 7 2010 @ 03:38 AM
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Sorry, I have lived in Florida the majority of my life, once you have seen one Shuttle, you've seen them all.

I just happen to be up not because of the Shuttle but due to being awake.

I saw the Challenger blow up too and I see nothing more than a waste of money.

The Shuttle program will be closing soon enough and going to Mojave Air and Space Port.



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