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trekkiedane May 11 2009 04:34 PM

Atlantis shuttle launch in a couple of hours.
 
NASA Mission page.

Nasa TV.
(Currently they're strapping the astronauts in)

T-BBS Science and Technology Forum thread on the subject.

These launches never cease to amaze me, I'd definitely call it the most exiting live feeds on-line!

Mallory May 11 2009 04:47 PM

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I'm looking forward to watching the launch this morning on TV.

trekkiedane May 11 2009 04:51 PM

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I'm just grateful that they web-cast it so us overseas geeks have a chance to watch it too :bolian:

Mr. B May 11 2009 06:06 PM

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I forgot this was today... thanks for the reminder, got the TV on.

TheBrew May 11 2009 06:09 PM

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Be on the lookout for a man in a kilt waving a micro-phone.

trekkiedane May 11 2009 06:12 PM

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BTW:


trekkiedane May 11 2009 06:51 PM

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two minutes!
Edit:
clock is running again

Mark de Vries May 11 2009 08:15 PM

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I'm glad they launched today. The clouds coming in made me fear it was going to be postponed again. But it was great to see, and I found it amazing how fast they made it to orbit. It seemed faster than before.

Garrovick May 11 2009 08:35 PM

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I watched until they made orbit.

Mallory May 11 2009 10:16 PM

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As usual, it was an awesome experience.

RJDiogenes May 12 2009 12:00 AM

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I'm glad they made it up there okay. I hope everything continues to go smoothly.

jkladis May 12 2009 04:47 AM

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Any good post-launch info on the "no action" chatter going on during ascent? Seems like it kept Capcom occupied between callouts.

RJDiogenes May 12 2009 10:01 AM

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They had a problem with a circuit breaker and a malfunctioning sensor that caused an alarm; that must have been it.

Mark de Vries May 12 2009 12:07 PM

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During the launch the NASA TV commentator was talking about a faulty transducer, but Space.com now mentions two minor problems: a circuit breaker and a flaky sensor. Neither where much of an issue, but I believe the crew had to ignore the calls from the sensor and had to get their info from the ground. A bit of extra work for mission control.

K-Star May 12 2009 03:10 PM

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Aww, if only I'd known about this sooner! Totally would've watched the launch online (we don't get NASA TV here on campus...)


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