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Everything is a GO for Discovery! Night Launch 9:35EST
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: December 07, 2006 08:05PM
Fingers crossed - been a while since I've seen a night launch. Wife's first cousin is the program manager for the solid rocket booster pyro system - she just called to say she's there watching... wish I was there too! smiling smiley

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Good Luck!
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Re: Everything is a GO for Discovery! Night Launch 9:35EST
Posted by: rz
Date: December 07, 2006 08:10PM
we were going to drive out from Orlando, but the wife and I are too tired after attending the neighborhood Christmas party. We'll probably go outside and see if we can see it from here. Lots of clouds though, so if it does go up we may not see it.

Seeing a night launch is awesome. I've seen about 5 of them. Even a day launch is awesome.
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Re: Everything is a GO for Discovery! Night Launch 9:35EST
Posted by: Blurb
Date: December 07, 2006 08:13PM
We live in eastern part of Orlando, only about 25 miles from Titusville and Cape Canaveral. I can walk right out of my front door and watch the launch day or night! But I am sooo excited about another night launch. They are so beautiful! The launch will literally light up the entire eastern sky like daylight.
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Re: Everything is a GO for Discovery! Night Launch 9:35EST
Posted by: GGD
Date: December 07, 2006 08:17PM
I saw a night launch live in December 1990. Parked on the side of the road around 6PM and waited until around 1:30am. Really lit up the entire area, and you could easily follow it on the way up. Timing just worked perfect for me, I was in Orlando for a conference, and the shuttle actually launched on the scheduled date.



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Re: Everything is a GO for Discovery! Night Launch 9:35EST
Posted by: Finney
Date: December 07, 2006 08:21PM
From Tampa you can see launches, night and day, very clearly. We saw a night launch in 2002 from the Pier in St. Pete that was so clear you could see the SRB separation!

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Re: Everything is a GO for Discovery! Night Launch 9:35EST
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: December 07, 2006 08:23PM
I swear they're just playing with us. Now it's not looking as good because of weather...

9:16 p.m. - There are about 10 minutes left in the T-9 minute built-in hold, and we are currently "red" for thick clouds in our forecast.

9:02 p.m. - Weather update: The transatlantic abort landing site at Zaragoza, Spain is "go," but the ceiling at Kennedy Space Center is currently too low, putting weather here into the "no-go" category for now.

8:52 p.m. - Launch Director Mike Leinbach just announced that the team is planning to launch at the preferred time of 9:35:48 p.m. this evening.

All in 24 minutes.



Good Luck!
Jamie Dresser
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Re: Everything is a GO for Discovery! Night Launch 9:35EST
Posted by: Spock
Date: December 07, 2006 08:29PM
I'm in Kissimmee and will watch it from my front porch ......... if it goes up.


EDIT: Its no go for tonight. Better luck tomorrow or the day after.



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Re: Everything is a GO for Discovery! Night Launch 9:35EST
Posted by: msienkiewicz
Date: December 07, 2006 08:30PM
Oh wow, thanks for the reminder.
That meg-o-ram OWC installed in my Mini will come in handy for video viewing...
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Re: Everything is a GO for Discovery! Night Launch 9:35EST
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: December 07, 2006 08:36PM
Well that sucks. sad smiley No launch tonight.



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Jamie Dresser
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Re: Everything is a GO for Discovery! Night Launch 9:35EST
Posted by: Grumpyguy
Date: December 07, 2006 08:38PM
watch out for the radiation:
[www.spaceweather.com]



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Re: Everything is a GO for Discovery! Night Launch 9:35EST
Posted by: grad
Date: December 08, 2006 08:30AM
Don't they get the Weather Channel???????????????



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