Link to NASA TV and launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery (1 Viewer)

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

139
3
Link to NASA TV and launch of the Space Shuttle "Discovery"...

For those interested, here's a link to NASA TV and launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery somewhere around 7:43 PM EST...

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/
 
Last edited:
139
3
Re: Link to NASA TV and launch of the Space Shuttle "Discovery"...

Discovery's been given the green light to launch. T-minus 3 minutes and counting...
 

LowlyPion

Homework Helper
3,055
4
Re: Link to NASA TV and launch of the Space Shuttle "Discovery"...

Thanks for the link. Better than CNN.
 

LowlyPion

Homework Helper
3,055
4
Re: Link to NASA TV and launch of the Space Shuttle "Discovery"...

These launches never cease to inspire.

CNN was 30 sec ahead and all, but the NASA channel doesn't have all the talking heads competing for air time.
 
139
3
Re: Link to NASA TV and launch of the Space Shuttle "Discovery"...

Thanks for the link. Better than CNN.
Truly, my pleasure. I've followed the space program from its infancy. All my school reports were about space missions and spacecraft facts.
 

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
6,781
169
Re: Link to NASA TV and launch of the Space Shuttle "Discovery"...

The coundown has begun: Ten missions left for the shuttle fleet.
 
139
3
Re: Link to NASA TV and launch of the Space Shuttle "Discovery"...

The coundown has begun: Ten missions left for the shuttle fleet.
Yes, and I find it a very unsettling thought to realize our country will be without any means of orbital transport of humans until at least 2014 when Orion is projected to be ready. With the present state of the economy, I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if 2014 turns out to be a somewhat over-zealous projection.
 

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
6,781
169
Re: Link to NASA TV and launch of the Space Shuttle "Discovery"...

Yes, and I find it a very unsettling thought to realize our country will be without any means of orbital transport of humans until at least 2014 when Orion is projected to be ready. With the present state of the economy, I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if 2014 turns out to be a somewhat over-zealous projection.
Ah heck, for a million bucks anyone can hitch a ride with the Russians. :biggrin:
 

LowlyPion

Homework Helper
3,055
4
Re: Link to NASA TV and launch of the Space Shuttle "Discovery"...

okay, for only twenty million...
Times are tough. Look for a discount at Travelocity. Maybe get William Shattner to broker you a better deal with Priceline?

(Though as a personal preference, I'd recommend against steeply discounted space travel. Especially with the Russian carriers.)
 

Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
6,781
169
Re: Link to NASA TV and launch of the Space Shuttle "Discovery"...

(Though as a personal preference, I'd recommend against steeply discounted space travel. Especially with the Russian carriers.)
I remember some astronaut describing the Russian space station as being like a run-down old school bus.
 

LowlyPion

Homework Helper
3,055
4

The Physics Forums Way

We Value Quality
• Topics based on mainstream science
• Proper English grammar and spelling
We Value Civility
• Positive and compassionate attitudes
• Patience while debating
We Value Productivity
• Disciplined to remain on-topic
• Recognition of own weaknesses
• Solo and co-op problem solving
Top