Shuttle Landing

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Aldrin is on FNC right now in the studio. Looks like a zombie.


HAHA, he corrected the FNC host, really burned him bad. I love Aldrin.
 

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Metro...GO TO BED! What's you're excuse for being awake?


I thought that the next decision for FL or Edwards will be made at 0517am with an attempted landing coming at 06 something if the go decision is made.
 
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yeah, i mixed that up, they waved off the first KSC landing, and will determine if they will just not go there at all by 517, like you said.

I cant sleep! I want to watch the last space shuttle landing.
 

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I'm mad...if they do decide to land, it won't come till I'm leaving the hotel...and here I am awake at o dark thirty and nothing is happening!
 
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It's for sure now, they are not going to Kennedy.


LMAO, Buzz Aldrin is on FNC again, giving the host and astronaut Tom Jones a hard time.

Host: The shuttle makes two sonic booms.
Buzz: Are you sure about that?
Host: Yeah, I've heard it.
Buzz: Oh, I don't know, I thought they were so close together you couldn't hear them seperatley.


Edit, I never knew there was so much paid programming on cable TV at night. SpikeTV is all GGW ads, but everything's censored!
 
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Yeap, 2 Lousy Pop up Ts right off the coast....everything moving N-NE though, by the time they would have got here I think the TS line would be more than 50sm away....but thats why I am a dispatcher....My only alternate could be MCO...hehe! God Speed to the Crew and Edwards....
 

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And NOW the scheduled landing is to take place 15 minutes after we're airborn. I can't catch a break this morning.
 

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As the pilot of the shuttle how would you log the flight time? Could you count it a X-C time? they did dock with the space station so maybe.

Is it multi of SEL. What do you guys think.
 

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I don't understand these "windows".

Why can't we just launch any old time?

-mini
 

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It was one sonic boom this morning, but I was too far south to see it. ****!

NASA has a much larger choice in CA landings now, Edwards, Vandenberg, and now Mojave.

Fly SAFE!
Jedi Nein
 

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JediNein said:
It was one sonic boom this morning, but I was too far south to see it. ****!

NASA has a much larger choice in CA landings now, Edwards, Vandenberg, and now Mojave.

Fly SAFE!
Jedi Nein
When your close enough, you hear the double booms. Columbia was due to fly directly over my house in Florida on that infamous day. When I didn't hear the booms when they were supposed to be there, I immediately knew something was wrong, the shuttle can never be late once it's begun it's decent. I could tell on the reporters face when I went inside as the clock hit zero and no shuttle was in sight that he also knew a tragedy was occuring. The reporters words were "no shuttle has ever been late, this is not a good thing."

Thank god Discovery is home safe and sound, congrats to NASA and the crew.
 
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