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Shuttle (STS-119) Launch Postponed

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by bobukcat, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. bobukcat

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    I was looking forward to coverage of tonight's launch (since I'm not close enough to see it in person), next possible launch window is tomorrow (3/12) night.

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/
     
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    Thanks for posting it here.
    Not everyone's DirecTV victim, uhm errr, I mean customer. ;)
     
  4. bobukcat

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    Sorry about that but I don't check the D* forums as I'm not a sub and don't have anything to offer them. I did check all the general forums first (recording alerts, the OT, etc) before posting it here. If the mods want to move it or lock the thread with a redirect it's certainly fine with me (like I would have any say in the matter if they did - LOL :blackeye:)
     
  5. Richard King

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    A friend who is a freelance network cameraman and I were going to go up there tonight to do some shooting. Obviously, tonight's off, but we are planing on doing the same tomorrow night. I'll probably shoot video this time rather than the stills I usually shoot. I'll have my "cheap" Canon XL-2 and he'll have his Ikegami.
     
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    I've witnessed other launches right around sunset and the can be spectacular. As the rocket climbs it climbs into the sun and puts on quite the show.
     
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    From nasa.gov:
    The latest update for Discovery states that the external tank fueling was 50% complete.
    The liquid hydrogen tank "topping" mode is scheduled to begin at about 12:35PM EDT.
    The weather forecast is 80% "go" at this time.
    It is still on schedule for the 7:43PM liftoff time tonight.

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

    UPDATE: No signs of leaks have been found.
     
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    I didn't get there, but I did watch it from a restaurant about 45 miles away (better than the 65 or so from home). Pictures didn't turn out at all because it was too windy to even keep the camera steady on the tripod. :( It was a great site through the long lens though and I was able to see the separation.
     

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