Atlantis shuttle launch in a couple of hours.

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  1. trekkiedane

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  2. Mallory

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

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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:
     
  4. Mr. B

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    I forgot this was today... thanks for the reminder, got the TV on.
     
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    Be on the lookout for a man in a kilt waving a micro-phone.
     
  6. trekkiedane

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  7. trekkiedane

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    two minutes!
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    clock is running again
     
  8. Mark de Vries

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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.
     
  9. Garrovick

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    I watched until they made orbit.
     
  10. Mallory

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    As usual, it was an awesome experience.
     
  11. RJDiogenes

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

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

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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.
     
  15. K-Star

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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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    Damned FCC and their Puritanical views!!! :mad:

    Censored again.
     
  17. trekkiedane

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    Check the Sci/Tech forum every once in a while in future, lots of exiting stuff going on there and we even have an inside-man in the NASA...