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New Horizons Launch _Thurs Jan 19th_ ~1pm

  1. Jan 19, 2006 #1

    enigma

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    Anyone else watching the Launch of the Pluto probe?

    www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

    They've just filled the Helium and Oxygen tanks to flight levels and are performing tests on them.

    About T minus 35-40 minutes.
     
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  3. Jan 19, 2006 #2
    9 Years..

    Ill be 26 before i get tosee any images of pluto..
     
  4. Jan 19, 2006 #3

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    Yep. Better to do it now than wait... otherwise, your kids would be dead by the time we saw any.

    T minus 13 minutes with a 10 minute hold scheduled.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2006 #4

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    Just got pushed back about 20 minutes due to low clouds.

    New launch time scheduled for 1:25
     
  6. Jan 19, 2006 #5

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  7. Jan 19, 2006 #6

    enigma

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    Damn clouds...
     
  8. Jan 19, 2006 #7

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    Wow, I've never watched a life space launch before. The wonders of the internet!
    (although at this rate, I won't get to... Damn clouds.)
     
  9. Jan 19, 2006 #8

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    What's with the clouds? I think they're just worried about a photo op. Time to light the fuse!

    There's a bunch of people here watching the launch, cameras in hand, standing on the beach and hoping!
     
  10. Jan 19, 2006 #9

    enigma

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    OK. Go for launch at 2pm EST
     
  11. Jan 19, 2006 #10

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    Physics forum;;;

    <physics forums go for launch>
     
  12. Jan 19, 2006 #11

    matthyaouw

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    Blast off, etc... :biggrin:
     
  13. Jan 19, 2006 #12

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    Oh well, I got to this thread just in time to go to the linked sites and find the thing had just lifted off a couple minutes before I got there. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Jan 19, 2006 #13
    It was pretty standard. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  15. Jan 19, 2006 #14
    Aw, I missed it.

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  16. Jan 20, 2006 #15

    Ivan Seeking

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    It already passed the moon - around 11 PM [EST?] last night! Didn't the lunar missions require about three days to get there?

    A buddy of mine worked on the nuclear power supply on this one. :approve:
     
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