Skip to comments.Space Shuttle Discovery Landing Live Thread (11:57 am est 03/09/11)
Posted on 03/08/2011 5:43:12 PM PST by KevinDavis
Well this is final live thread of the Space Shuttle Discovery.
I'm going to miss seeing those birds..
I’m in ft myers Fl Anybody know if I will be able to view the landing approach ?
I was going to stand outside about 1-1/2 hours ago and watch for the shuttle and the ISS, but heavy rainclouds spoiled everything.
With the economic disaster resulting from Obama I’m starting to doubt I’ll see another American manned launch in my lifetime after the final shuttle flight.
Me too, Sad.
Is it me or does it the every time a rat is President they go after NASA.. However, a GOP is President, they support NASA (since Nixon)..
Won’t see it at that height during the day but you will hear the double sonic booms.
IMHO that’s the way Obama designed it. The shuttle program was point of pride for America. He is doing is best to cut us down to size due to his hatred for the US.
Saw em both in South Jersey last night( 4 minutes) and tonight( 2 min—1 min) . Gonna miss that show .Shuttle was in view for two minutes(tonight) and the ISS came into view as the shuttle faded .
Last night was awesome. The shuttle was about a fist ahead of the ISS for a 4 minute view on a ctystal clear night .
Damn, this country needs some direction again.
It’s flying due north of me right now (though only about 10 degrees elevation), and will be back by in 90 minutes for a straight overhead pass, disappearing into shadow when it’s just about straight up. The ISS is about 2 minutes behind it. The sky is clear and I’ve got my alarm set.
If I were republican president I would support funding NASA but only if they get back to exploration. I would also ditch the outer space treaty to put a possibility of profit into space.
twin booms means it’s lunch time!
Don’t be sad. Be mad!
Be mad at every liberal who ever hoped for some kind of space-faring society being responsible for ALL space advancement’s demise by supporting Obama.
Bring profit into Space exploration.
People don’t realize that we have an international agreement that doesn’t allow ownership of any natural bodies in space. Outer space has the same status as Antarctica.
Private industry will never be more than freight haulers and taxi drivers until they can lay claim to things they find in space.
You and me both. I worked on the STS contracts from 1979 thru 1996.
Thanks, according to the flight path it is coming in from west of Cuba across Sarasota FL. I am actually on Sanibel facing south. hope to hear or see something.
My brother is just south of Clearwater. Usually when it passes over Punta Gorda he can hear it .
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