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So they've scrubbed the launch a second time and have rescheduled for July 4th. I guess that the 4th is a good day to launch but I'm wondering what else might happen to postpone this event.

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So they've scrubbed the launch a second time and have rescheduled for July 4th. I guess that the 4th is a good day to launch but I'm wondering what else might happen to postpone this event.

Fireworks?


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The 4th of July is the perfect day to get back into space.

 

It will be perfect weather and everyone will be home

 

to watch it without skipping work to do it.

 

They purposely planned it this way.

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The 4th of July is the perfect day to get back into space.

It will be perfect weather and everyone will be home

to watch it without skipping work to do it.

They purposely planned it this way.



It is the perfect day but if they planned it that way then why not just schedule it for that day in the first place?
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Shuttle tank missing a piece of foam?? 'Experts say not 'big enough' to cause damage? Didn't they learn from their past 'it's not enough to cause any damage' assesments? apparently not, I just pray that there will be no mishaps, either on launch OR on return.


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It is the perfect day but if they planned it that way then why not just schedule it for that day in the first place?

For dramatic affect Quest!

I think they should paint it Red, White, & Blue!

 

And geez, lets get some postitive

thoughts flowing on the subject.

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Last I read they are going ahead with the launch tomorrow.
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It is the perfect day but if they planned it that way then why not just schedule it for that day in the first place?

For dramatic affect Quest!

I think they should paint it Red, White, & Blue!

 

And geez, lets get some postitive

thoughts flowing on the subject.

I would like to see a successful launch. I would rather not see the shuttle turned into a fireworks display. If it does, you know that there are going to be some job changes at NASA... again. If they give this mission a pass… and the shuttle and crew are lost, I think criminal charges should be filed this time.

 

But, as you say Kirock, lets us focus on being positive here because this is about more than the shuttle, it is about the people in that shuttle out on a mission to advance the human presence in space. The more times we get it right, the sooner humanity will expand beyond this solar system and this one little blue planet called Earth.

 

 

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shuttle is up and away, still no problems!!!


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You beat me to the post Walt. I picked up live feed from NASA about a minute before launch.
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lol, I got the feed from Space.com AND recorded the launch (my wife and her mom didn't want to see IF something went awry) on the NASA channel on DirectTV!


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The old man is watching Monk and some other crime show so I had to settle for watching on my computer. sigh
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Yep, I seen the launch, live, on Northwest Cable News. Glad they made it with no apparent calamities.

Here is hoping they make it back to Earth with a safe landing too.

 

 

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HOO - YAA!

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Hoping they don't try to 'jump the gun' -

 

 

NASA: Dinged-up fuel tank can be fixed

By MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press Writer Sat Mar 10, 8:23 AM ET

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A preliminary inspection of space shuttle Atlantis's hail-damaged fuel tank shows it can be repaired in Florida, keeping it on track for a launch as soon as late April, a NASA spokeswoman said Friday.

NASA officials had feared that the agency would have had to replace the tank if the damage was too extensive, which would have pushed the launch date into June.

The ability of technicians at the Kennedy Space Center to make the repairs in Florida keeps Atlantis on target for a launch as early as late April, said NASA spokeswoman Jessica Rye in Cape Canaveral.

"We'll continue with our inspections and something could turn up, but these preliminary inspections are telling us we can keep the tank attached to the boosters and keep moving forward," Rye said.

An explosive, freak hail storm made thousands of dings on Atlantis' external tank last week as it waited on the launch pad for an originally scheduled March 15 lift off — the first launch of the year.

The shuttle was rolled back to its enormous hangar last Sunday, and technicians spent most of the week erecting scaffolding around the tank so they can make repairs.

The inspections will continue next week, but technicians have already started sanding down foam in the nose cone area of the tank. Technicians also made repairs to 20 of the 28 hail-damaged areas on Atlantis' wing.

No official date has been set, but Atlantis' launch would have to be after a Russian Soyuz vehicle completes a mission to the international space station in the first part of April.

The insulating foam is of special concern to NASA since a chunk of it flew off during space shuttle Columbia's launch in 2003 and struck the orbiter. The damage allowed fiery gases to penetrate Columbia during re-entry, breaking up the craft and killing its seven astronauts.

NASA redesigned the external tank, removing large amounts of foam, before last year's three successful shuttle missions. The space agency plans another design change to the tank before the shuttle program ends in 2010.


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