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Space Shuttle Endeavour Final Launch Live Thread (04/29/2011 3:47 p.m. EDT) [postponed]
04/28/2011 | Kevin Davis

Posted on 04/28/2011 7:07:05 PM PDT by KevinDavis

Edited on 04/28/2011 11:17:37 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]




TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: endeavour; space; spaceshuttle
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Dear Lord, please don't me frak up!!!
1 posted on 04/28/2011 7:07:11 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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To: TheOldLady; Vaquero; originalbuckeye; Kevmo; LuvFreeRepublic; LittleBillyInfidel; LucyT; ...



2 posted on 04/28/2011 7:08:45 PM PDT by KevinDavis ( Anyone who backs Trump is a chump..)
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To: KevinDavis

when???


3 posted on 04/28/2011 7:13:32 PM PDT by mulder1 ("The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.")
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To: KevinDavis

4 posted on 04/28/2011 7:13:35 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: mulder1

15:47 Eastern time tomorrow


5 posted on 04/28/2011 7:15:18 PM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: KevinDavis

Condolences to all the NASA workers who have to stay in their office because of Obama being there. They can’t even watch the last fruits of their labors because of the buffoon.


6 posted on 04/28/2011 7:19:55 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: KevinDavis

My photo will be on that launch, I hope that the ship isn’t lost to aliens and that they find the photo and come after me.


7 posted on 04/28/2011 7:23:42 PM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: KevinDavis

Well you kinda fraked up with the size


8 posted on 04/28/2011 7:24:46 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: mulder1; All

Tomorrow at 3:47 pm EDT..


9 posted on 04/28/2011 7:24:48 PM PDT by KevinDavis ( Anyone who backs Trump is a chump..)
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To: KevinDavis

This thread seems early and gigantic.


10 posted on 04/28/2011 7:25:01 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: KevinDavis

Well you kinda fraked up with the size of that image


11 posted on 04/28/2011 7:25:13 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Slump Tester

He’s going there to gloat ... “look what I shut down!”


12 posted on 04/28/2011 7:26:06 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (What is so remarkable about the LFBC is ... that it is unremarkable. Then why ...?)
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To: Slump Tester
Condolences to all the NASA workers who have to stay in their office because of Obama being there. They can’t even watch the last fruits of their labors because of the buffoon.

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Obama at the Cape Cod Coast Guard Station in Bourne, Mass, Aug 19, 2010

13 posted on 04/28/2011 7:29:08 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: KevinDavis
Using a repaired external tank that was damaged during Hurricane Katrina, Endeavour's launch on the 134th shuttle mission is targeted for 3:47:52 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 29

What? There have not been any ET's built since 2005? Whats up with that?

14 posted on 04/28/2011 7:32:27 PM PDT by OCC
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To: KevinDavis
Does anyone know if this will be a equatorial or polar orbit? I will be in eastern Virginia tomorrow and might be able to spot it if it is a high inclination (polar) orbit that follows the east coast.

Thanks!

15 posted on 04/28/2011 7:37:17 PM PDT by Species8472 (There is no distinctly native American criminal class...save Congress)
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To: KevinDavis

RSS roll back now set for 11:45 ET, weather permitting.


16 posted on 04/28/2011 7:41:52 PM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: KevinDavis

bump


17 posted on 04/28/2011 7:48:30 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Species8472

Cape Canaveral does equitorial orbits. Vandenberg AFB does the polar orbits.


18 posted on 04/28/2011 7:52:55 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Species8472

Cape Canaveral does equitorial orbits. Vandenberg AFB does the polar orbits.


19 posted on 04/28/2011 7:53:12 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: KevinDavis

Godspeed, Endeavor.


20 posted on 04/28/2011 7:56:25 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: KevinDavis

Is this it? Is Endeavor the last shuttle to fly, or are there any others left? Is this the last shuttle flight?


21 posted on 04/28/2011 7:57:59 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Species8472
The ISS, which is the Shuttle's destination is on a Russia friendly orbital inclination of 51.6 degrees. It's not equatorial or polar, but is slightly more polar.

The past several missions have been launched on this inclination, so if you've seen the Shuttle before from your spot in eastern Virginia, you should be able to see it again tomorrow, weather permitting.

22 posted on 04/28/2011 8:08:01 PM PDT by Moonman62 (If gullible, uneducated and uncivilized people didn't exist, politicians would create them.)
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To: KevinDavis
JFK is rolling over in his grave, how sad to see NASA relegated to muzzie outreach. FUBO
23 posted on 04/28/2011 8:10:07 PM PDT by clinkclink
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To: Ramius

No Atlantis is the last to Fly.


24 posted on 04/28/2011 8:10:34 PM PDT by txroadkill ( We're sooooooo screwed!)
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To: pfflier
Here is what I have found on the subject:

The visibility depends upon the orbital inclination targeted for the mission. A launch to a 28.5 degree inclination orbit sees the shuttle climb to the east of the Kennedy Space Center, directly away from the US coast. This orbit allows heavy payloads to be lifted (up to around 29000 kg) taking advantage of the Earth's eastward rotation. For example the Hubble Space Telescope and Compton Gamma Ray observatories were deployed into such orbits. In this case, the shuttle can only be easily seen between latitude 38 N and 38 S. Far less common is a 39 degree inclination orbit (this provides the maximum de-orbit opportunities). Typically used for life sciences/microgravity related missions, in such an orbit the shuttle can be seen between latitudes 50 N and 50 S. For Space Station missions the shuttle is flown to orbits of 51.6 degrees of inclination. From here observers between latitudes 60 N and 60 S can obtain reasonable views. Normally the highest inclination orbit flown is one of 57 degrees in the case of missions with an Earth observation requirement. In this case the shuttle can be seen between 67 N and 67 S. The highest inclination orbit used was 62 deg, for the STS-36 Department of Defense mission. Launch azimuth constraint limitations do apply. Naturally the launch time and time of year will further dictate whether any good passes can be seen.

Launch to the higher inclination orbits can be visible from the east coast of the U.S

25 posted on 04/28/2011 8:16:51 PM PDT by Species8472 (There is no distinctly native American criminal class...save Congress)
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To: Slump Tester

It is his last FU.


26 posted on 04/28/2011 8:17:25 PM PDT by poobear (FACTS - the turd in the punch bowl of liberal thought!)
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27 posted on 04/28/2011 8:31:54 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: txroadkill

thanks!


28 posted on 04/28/2011 8:37:41 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: KevinDavis
Wouldn't it be funny if they were to land at George Bush in Houston just to piss Obama off.
29 posted on 04/28/2011 8:41:04 PM PDT by txroadkill ( We're sooooooo screwed!)
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"Dear Lord, please don't me frak up!!!"

Well said! ROFL!

30 posted on 04/28/2011 8:57:26 PM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: Not now, Not ever!

any word on the 11:45 rollback?


31 posted on 04/28/2011 9:08:26 PM PDT by AbeKrieger (If you believe in manmade global warming, you likely lack the gift of reason.)
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To: AbeKrieger

No motion seen so far.


32 posted on 04/28/2011 9:11:51 PM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: AbeKrieger

Now, it’s in motion.


33 posted on 04/28/2011 9:22:53 PM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: Not now, Not ever!

thanks. I’m here in Fl waiting to make the trip tomorrow.


34 posted on 04/28/2011 9:47:13 PM PDT by AbeKrieger (If you believe in manmade global warming, you likely lack the gift of reason.)
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To: AbeKrieger

It looks to be fully retracted now, Best of luck tomorrow.


35 posted on 04/28/2011 9:51:00 PM PDT by Not now, Not ever! (Girlfriend suggested I use pelosi in place of swear words, A good idea, I think)
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To: KevinDavis

http://youtu.be/HbVdUCBk0pw


36 posted on 04/28/2011 9:57:03 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: KevinDavis

There is a 70% chance of acceptable weather for tomorrow. In my experience, if the chance of bad weather is 30%, the chance of an actual launch is 50/50.

Cross your fingers and hope there’s no scrub for weather...


37 posted on 04/28/2011 11:54:54 PM PDT by hoagy62 (Help stamp out crack-pull up your pants.)
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To: KevinDavis

38 posted on 04/28/2011 11:56:08 PM PDT by Moose Burger
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To: KevinDavis

Leaving for the cape shortly. I prefer viewing from the North Port Canaveral shoreline. Traffic should be a nightmare.


39 posted on 04/29/2011 4:49:01 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Moose Burger

Great series!


40 posted on 04/29/2011 7:22:51 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("If you know how not to pray, take Joseph as your master, and you will not go astray." - St. Teresa)
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To: KevinDavis

Mrs. Biased and my middle daughter are at Johnson Space Center today on a school field trip.

What a neat day to be there.


41 posted on 04/29/2011 7:41:09 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

LOL! Great poster!


42 posted on 04/29/2011 9:13:04 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The last Democrat worth a damn was Stalin. He purged his whole Party.)
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To: KevinDavis
Launch scrubbed due to APU failure.
Setting for 48 Hr, turnaround.

43 posted on 04/29/2011 9:33:05 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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44 posted on 04/29/2011 9:35:13 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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Good....stay away Zero..You destroyer of our space program...JFK must be rolling....


45 posted on 04/29/2011 9:37:53 AM PDT by geege
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To: KevinDavis

How sad this president has removed America from a maned program .... the America of tomorrow is just one of many


46 posted on 04/29/2011 9:41:19 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: KevinDavis

Just scrubbed.


47 posted on 04/29/2011 9:44:21 AM PDT by Republican Extremist
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To: Republican Extremist

Too bad. THE 1 was planning to go have a photo-op with Gabby at the Cape. Looks like he’ll have to go back to D.C. and miss this one. Unless, of course, he wants to burn some more Jet-A and head back to the Cape Sunday or whenever they go.

Seriously, better for NASA to be safe than sorry.


48 posted on 04/29/2011 10:01:12 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
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To: NCC-1701
Photo-op for Obama called off and the reschedule is on golf day. A perfect opportunity for a design-your-own conspiracy theory for the guy who destroyed NASA's future.
49 posted on 04/29/2011 10:29:28 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

We will probabaly never know, but I would bet that the mission was scrubbed to keep it from becoming a political event for baraq. The goofball in chief turns NASA into a muslim outreach program then wants to show up for the last launch? What a way to win friends and influence people.
If that’s the case, good on them.


50 posted on 04/29/2011 10:55:50 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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