Tuesday, 26 July 2005

NASA Launch

The crew are strapped in and you can watch and listen online now as they go through various procedures.

Click on your chosen media player at the middle of the page in the grey block.

Sky news have split the screen and showing a better rendition but as I don't have a Sky service, the sound for the computer does quite well. Sorry to Tony Blair....

Lift-off is scheduled for 1039 local time (1439 GMT; 1539 BST) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Discovery is due to touch down at Kennedy Space Center on 7 August at 0546 EDT (0946 GMT; 1046 BST).

Original Comments:

Neutron said...
Are they really going this time...I'll get straight over to the website. Thanks for the reminder.
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 1:47:00 PM
doris said...
Less that an hour and 20 minutes before take off!
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 2:20:00 PM
John said...
I noted that they would ignore a fault in one of the four fuel monitors if it happened again. How on earth can these state of the art instruments fail so regularly? I can't possibly see how they can launch if a vital instrument goes AWOL.
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 5:30:00 PM
s4essene said...
Hi gran, great post. I'll definitely check it out. By the way, thank you for taking the time to leave a message on my site, I do appreciate it, and I am fine and practising safe travel to work...Not going in! (Read 'third day of blinkin' bombing!')

You're right, it is hard for me not to look a bit dodgy in London - even with my clothes on - It's the bald patch that does it, what can I do?

And carrying a rucksack to Uni this afternoon on the tube even made me frightened of touching my pockets - and usually that's quite a nice feeling!

I hope you, too, are keeping well, and have seen my new links list with a recommendation for your site, 'Fabulous!'

I do love you really, I mean, really!

Take Care, and thanks again for dropping by.
Tuesday, July 26, 2005 9:29:00 PM
dog1net said...
Hello, Doris:

Seeing the Space Shuttle lift off is quite a marvel. I used to live in Cocoa Beach, Florida, and whenever they had a shuttle launch, I'd find myself amazed with the long, rumbling vibration you would experience as you stood outside on the lawn watching it go up. Car and burglar alarms would go off, dogs would bark, and people would just stop what they were doing so they could watch the shuttle traverse out over the Atlantic. Thank you visiting my site, and for taking the time to comment.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 2:51:00 AM
DaFFy said...
Oh no! Bits have fallen off ...again. And our Aussie Andy has to check it all out. EEEK! SPace travel is exciting and all that, but freaks me out somewhat.
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 3:10:00 AM
Lynda said...
Thanks for the reminder... I just turned on the news, and since I live in Houston, it's always good to hear there is NO problem :-)
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 4:00:00 AM
Cheryl said...
How could I miss something like that. Did it happen?
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 7:49:00 AM
doris said...
Daffy - it took me a minute to realise you weren't talking about "your" Andy who was wanting to find out more! LOL

Andy is one of the astronauts who is Australian and he is one of the specialists for doing the outside jobs... putting out the trash and the like (am I allowed to joke?!).

Seriously though, my life sure has changed.... normally first thing in the morning I check the BBC news website but now it is check my blog email and here I first hear the news that some of the tiles have come off, again. At least there are procedures in place to deal with them. Andy will be a hero when he's done his job!

I'll have to come back later to respond to the other comments :-)
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 9:54:00 AM
R. Edmondson said...
I am glad that the Space Shuttle lift off went smoothly. Thank you also for taking the time to review and comment on my site. I appreciate it very much, thank you!:)
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:13:00 PM

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