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Can any forum friends help me get tickets to the causeway for the Shuttle? by blakeinspace
Started on: 09-17-2010 11:01 AM
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Last post by: blakeinspace on 02-22-2011 05:37 PM
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Report this Post12-01-2010 09:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for avengador1Click Here to Email avengador1Send a Private Message to avengador1Direct Link to This Post
The shuttle is scheduled to launch on December 17 @ 8:52 P.M. according to the local news. They day they have fixed all the problems and hurricane season ended yesterday. I'll just watch it from my backyard when it actually happens. The night time launches are really spectacular and light up the sky.

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Originally posted by avengador1:

The shuttle is scheduled to launch on December 17 @ 8:52 P.M. according to the local news. They day they have fixed all the problems and hurricane season ended yesterday. I'll just watch it from my backyard when it actually happens. The night time launches are really spectacular and light up the sky.



Oooh, a NIGHT LAUNCH! Sweet!
Take lots of pics! They're spectacular!

And on Dec. 17th. Very cool.
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pushed back to Feb 3rd... Old Lar you may be right. A bit more and I WILL be able to make Daytona!

"NASA managers have targeted space shuttle Discovery's launch for no earlier than Feb. 3 at 1:34 a.m. EST. Shuttle managers determined more tests and analysis are needed before proceeding with the launch of the STS-133 mission to the International Space Station.

The Program Requirements Control Board met Thursday and reviewed engineering evaluations associated with cracks on two 21-foot-long,

U-shaped aluminum brackets, called stringers, on the shuttle's external tank. NASA repaired the cracks and reapplied foam to the

exterior of the stringers. Managers decided the analysis and tests required to launch Discovery safely are not complete. They are planning to conduct an instrumented test on the external fuel tank and structural evaluations on stringer test articles to determine whether the analysis is correct. Details and timelines for the tanking test are in work, but plans call for temperature and strain gauge measurements in the intertank region near the top of the tank during the test.

NASA will review and analyze the data from the tests before setting a launch date. Because of Discovery's delayed launch, the earliest opportunity for the liftoff of the final scheduled shuttle mission, STS-134 on Endeavour, is April 1."
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Report this Post02-21-2011 04:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for blakeinspaceClick Here to Email blakeinspaceSend a Private Message to blakeinspaceDirect Link to This Post
Guess what is supposed to ignite on the 24th! @ 1650!!!

Guess who got tickets for the causeway viewing!!!

yah!!! whhoooop!

I think this mission got delayed so many times that a block of tickets became available for sale and I was able to score one through Greyline.

Now does anyone have a room or a car near Titusville that I can borrow?...
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Report this Post02-21-2011 10:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for avengador1Click Here to Email avengador1Send a Private Message to avengador1Direct Link to This Post
I hope you get to see it this time. I can see it from my back yard but I would prefer to see it up close whenever possible.
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Originally posted by blakeinspace:

Guess what is supposed to ignite on the 24th! @ 1650!!!

Guess who got tickets for the causeway viewing!!!

yah!!! whhoooop!

I think this mission got delayed so many times that a block of tickets became available for sale and I was able to score one through Greyline.

Now does anyone have a room or a car near Titusville that I can borrow?...


Congratulations! When I saw the other day that the launch was going to go again, you were the first person I thought of. The only person, really.
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Originally posted by tbone42:

Congratulations! When I saw the other day that the launch was going to go again, you were the first person I thought of. The only person, really.


well now, that's real nice. Imagine my grin when that candle lights on Thursday!

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Report this Post02-22-2011 05:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for blakeinspaceClick Here to Email blakeinspaceSend a Private Message to blakeinspaceDirect Link to This Post
Larry, thanks for the story.

It seems like we are going to stay a couple nights with an AT&T co-worker that lives in Titusville.

Not sure how the reset of the weekend is going to go, but I PM'd ya my cell. It would be nice to see you.
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