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Old May 11 2009, 04:34 PM   #1
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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!
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Old May 11 2009, 04:47 PM   #2
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Re: Atlantis shuttle launch in a couple of hours.

I'm looking forward to watching the launch this morning on TV.
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Old May 11 2009, 04:51 PM   #3
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Re: Atlantis shuttle launch in a couple of hours.

I'm just grateful that they web-cast it so us overseas geeks have a chance to watch it too
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Old May 11 2009, 06:06 PM   #4
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Re: Atlantis shuttle launch in a couple of hours.

I forgot this was today... thanks for the reminder, got the TV on.
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Old May 11 2009, 06:09 PM   #5
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Re: Atlantis shuttle launch in a couple of hours.

Be on the lookout for a man in a kilt waving a micro-phone.
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Old May 11 2009, 06:12 PM   #6
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Re: Atlantis shuttle launch in a couple of hours.

BTW:

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Old May 11 2009, 06:51 PM   #7
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Re: Atlantis shuttle launch in a couple of hours.

two minutes!
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clock is running again
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Old May 11 2009, 08:15 PM   #8
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Re: Atlantis shuttle launch in a couple of hours.

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.
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Old May 11 2009, 08:35 PM   #9
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I watched until they made orbit.
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Old May 11 2009, 10:16 PM   #10
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Re: Atlantis shuttle launch in a couple of hours.

As usual, it was an awesome experience.
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Old May 12 2009, 12:00 AM   #11
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Re: Atlantis shuttle launch in a couple of hours.

I'm glad they made it up there okay. I hope everything continues to go smoothly.
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Old May 12 2009, 04:47 AM   #12
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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.
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Old May 12 2009, 10:01 AM   #13
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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.
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Old May 12 2009, 12:07 PM   #14
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Re: Atlantis shuttle launch in a couple of hours.

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.
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Old May 12 2009, 03:10 PM   #15
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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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