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Last ever Shuttle Launch this afternoon!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:24 pm
by smeggypants
wotsit2 wrote:
smeggypants wrote:Just put it on.

Live coverage? there's two guys in white suits on the moon erecting an American flag? :D

annie won't have that :D


Well I think it's the moon. :rofl:

They're back to the control room now ..............

Last ever Shuttle Launch this afternoon!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:39 pm
by smeggypants
So when is it due to land?

ahhh OK.... Thurday morning .... http://www.nasa.gov/tvschedule/pdf/tvsked_revl.pdf

Last ever Shuttle Launch this afternoon!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:42 pm
by wotsit2
smeggypants wrote:
wotsit2 wrote:
smeggypants wrote:Just put it on.

Live coverage? there's two guys in white suits on the moon erecting an American flag? :D

annie won't have that :D


Well I think it's the moon. :rofl:

They're back to the control room now ..............

who ? the men in white suits :confused: :rofl:

Last ever Shuttle Launch this afternoon!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:33 pm
by Channel Hopper
The Saturn/Apollo flights were made with a trajectory to both reduce the amount of fuel required by launching in a westerly direction from the equator, and at times that the path through the belt would be at its minimum potential for damage.

The ISS travels well below the Van Allen belt(s), and the Shuttle's engines were designed for heavy lifting rather than high altitude/geostationary orbits/planetary travel.

No CT, move along, nothing to see here

Last ever Shuttle Launch this afternoon!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:38 pm
by wotsit2
Channel Hopper wrote:The Saturn/Apollo flights were made with a trajectory to both reduce the amount of fuel required by launching in a westerly direction from the equator, and at times that the path through the belt would be at its minimum potential for damage.

The ISS travels well below the Van Allen belt(s), and the Shuttle's engines were designed for heavy lifting rather than high altitude/geostationary orbits/planetary travel.

No CT, move along, nothing to see here

:thumb: :thumb:

Last ever Shuttle Launch this afternoon!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:18 am
by Channel Hopper
Landing in just under 40 minutes

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-mobile

Last ever Shuttle Launch this afternoon!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:24 am
by ghostgirl
Thanks, wow, just in time!! :)

Last ever Shuttle Launch this afternoon!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:49 am
by ghostgirl
10 minutes to go, now travelling at less than 6 times the speed of sound. Less than 6 times... they say that like it's nothing, lol

Last ever Shuttle Launch this afternoon!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:02 am
by ghostgirl
That's it then, Challenger, Endeavour, Atlantis and Discovery are grounded forever. Quite sad really.

Last ever Shuttle Launch this afternoon!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:32 am
by Resonance
Such a shame.

Also such a shame that the space programme didn't kick on after getting man on the moon. We should have been to Mars by now and would have been if the funding hadn't been cut back.

We really should be looking at ways of getting off the planet and living somewhere else, for when we inevitably destroy earth in one way or another.

Last ever Shuttle Launch this afternoon!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:23 pm
by wotsit2
ghostgirl wrote:That's it then, Challenger, Endeavour, Atlantis and Discovery are grounded forever. Quite sad really.

challenger was one of the two shuttles lost ghostie :)

Last ever Shuttle Launch this afternoon!

PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:27 pm
by hurachai