NASA TV (Shuttle Launch Any Minute Now!)

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  1. Keniff macrumors 6502a

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  2. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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    Thank you for the link, I'm watching!

    Which shuttle is this? Discovery?
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Endeavor.
     
  4. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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    I think this sort of stuff very interesting. Aren't these shuttles like 20 years old now?
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Endeavor first flew in 1992, so, yeah, pretty close.
     
  6. BPresley321 macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the heads up!!!
     
  7. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    Very cool... nice post. Headed to the international space station I guess.
     
  8. oscillatewildly macrumors 68000

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    BBC News Channel have it. Is that blue sky real or CGI?
     
  9. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    nice take off nearly flawless from what I saw and heard.
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Amazing, wasn't it?
     
  11. Queso macrumors G4

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    I'm just glad neither of these usernames happened :eek:

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  12. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    Yea...I have to imagine those people working for NASA have to be really sweating as that thing takes off. Nice commentary about how they would always be okay if one of the engines shutdowns. That was really amazing how that works so well and you can watch the whole thing. 12,700 miles per hour...man thats fast.
     
  13. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    Lol...nice call on that one.
     
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    Funny, nice catch for sure.
     
  15. djellison macrumors 68020

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    Very briefly, I got to see Endeavor fly overhead here in the UK about 19 mins after launch. Couldn't see the fuel tank separately - but it was nice to see it, been trying for AGES!

    Managed to get one crap photograph off.
     

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  16. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    Very cool, even if only a spec in the sky.
     
  17. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The technology itself is closer to 40 years. The shuttle was being designed during the Apollo missions.
     
  18. ethical macrumors 68000

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    Very cool! I've never seen a launch like that before. Thanks for the link!
     
  19. MacNut macrumors Core

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    NASA is reporting a possible hit to the shuttle 90 seconds into the flight.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/16/science/space/16shuttle.html?em
     
  20. benflick macrumors 68020

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    I'm watching NASA TV right now, nothing really to see... I missed it.:(
    Wait, dude just said it will replay later.:)
     
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    I THINK....it was during one of the EVA's during Apollo 16 or 17, when Congressional approval for the Shuttle was signed off.

    It's going to be a complicated mission - huge ammount of robotic arm work ( Station, Shuttle and Japanese Robot arms all get a LOT of workouts)

    One thing I like about watching Nasa TV in Quicktime with Flip4Mac (good links here - http://www.neil-online.com/nasa/ ) is that it archives as you go along, so you can scrub backwards and forwards and see the slow robot arm movements all sped up :D

    http://iphone.akamai.com also has a good feed for touch/phone users.

    I'll be out looking for the Station and the Shuttle tonight - should be one good ISS flyover and one for Shuttle. They'll be surprisingly far apart given that they're docking tomorrow. Sadly, docking is a bit early tomorrow for me to see the two of them go overhead together.
     
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    You need to get somewhere a little darker, saying that your photos are stunning.
     
  24. djellison macrumors 68020

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    The light pollution in Leicester is bloody dreadful. I don't do any observational astronomy, and for an ISS pass, getting further away just isn't worth it. Should be a good iridium flare tonight as well :D
     
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