Discovery shuttle poised for historic final launch

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AFP) – Discovery, NASA’s oldest as great as most journeyed space shuttle, is staid to launch Thursday upon the final mission, jacket up the nearby three-decade bequest of orbital travel.

http://daysnews.net/9676-discovery-shuttle-poised-for-historic-final-launch.html" [Broken]

What a great accomplishment. Good Luck Discovery.
 
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I hope the sheet slows down by launch time. It's blocking my NASA channel reception. :(
 
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AND Bill Nye {the science guy} is on CNN for the shuttle event!
 
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You couldn't have linked a better article? Whoever wrote that obviously has some trouble with English, I couldn't even understand the first paragraph.
 
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It reads like a machine-translation from some other language.
 
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You couldn't have linked a better article? Whoever wrote that obviously has some trouble with English, I couldn't even understand the first paragraph.
First thing that came up on a google search. I thought it was bad too, but mainly wanted the event noted. :wink:

btw: NASA channel looking good now
 
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It reads like a machine-translation from some other language.
:rofl: I know you're serious though.
 
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First thing that came up on a google search. I thought it was bad too, but mainly wanted the event noted. :wink:

btw: NASA channel looking good now

No problem, btw sorry if I seemed to snap but that author really annoyed me.
 
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...btw sorry if I seemed to snap but that author really annoyed me.
Snapping allowed. :biggrin:
 
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Snapping allowed. :biggrin:

Just not on the shuttle!

Would be a damn shame if some mechanical failure brings it down.
 
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Congratulations Norman and all NASA people. Hypatia a space program kid like myself and all aerospace scientists and engineers for a beautiful launch! :smile:
 
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Congratulations Norman and all NASA people. Hypatia a space program kid like myself and all aerospace scientists and engineers for a beautiful launch! :smile:

Thanks Lacy. I watched the launch live. All things seemed to go well, but we thought we saw a piece of foam come loose. They will likely have to investigate that. It is fairly typical with the last few launches to lose a little foam. The question is how much damage was there.
 
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I sort of misted up a bit, it was beautiful.
 
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OMG. Would you believe that right after my last posting here we had a power outage?

I called my rural power coop to report the outage and was informed that lighting had struck a pole and set it on fire and that they anticipated it would take about an hour to replace it. Funny thing is the only thunder I herd was at like 7:00 CST this morning.

Anyway, the power just came back on just now and I glade things look good for Discovery.

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I sort of misted up a bit, it was beautiful.

I'm sure I would have too.
 
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was it just me, or did it seem to make a little wiggle on takeoff ?
 
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Came across this neat video today:
 
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