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Link to NASA TV and launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery

  1. Mar 15, 2009 #1
    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/
     
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  3. Mar 15, 2009 #2
    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...
     
  4. Mar 15, 2009 #3

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    Re: Link to NASA TV and launch of the Space Shuttle "Discovery"...

    Thanks for the link. Better than CNN.
     
  5. Mar 15, 2009 #4

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    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.
     
  6. Mar 15, 2009 #5
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    Truly, my pleasure. I've followed the space program from its infancy. All my school reports were about space missions and spacecraft facts.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2009 #6

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    Re: Link to NASA TV and launch of the Space Shuttle "Discovery"...

    The coundown has begun: Ten missions left for the shuttle fleet.
     
  8. Mar 15, 2009 #7
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    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.
     
  9. Mar 16, 2009 #8

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    Ah heck, for a million bucks anyone can hitch a ride with the Russians. :biggrin:
     
  10. Mar 16, 2009 #9

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    Re: Link to NASA TV and launch of the Space Shuttle "Discovery"...

    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.)
     
  12. Mar 16, 2009 #11

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    I remember some astronaut describing the Russian space station as being like a run-down old school bus.
     
  13. Mar 16, 2009 #12

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    Re: Link to NASA TV and launch of the Space Shuttle "Discovery"...

    Thought you might enjoy this read if you haven't seen it already. Interviews of the 5 space tourists that have gone and (obviously) returned.

    http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/21808/?a=f
     
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