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#13313 - 04/26/11 05:15 PM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: Fishmonger]
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Weather is looking good.
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#13323 - 04/27/11 05:16 AM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: wagga]
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The other Friday affair that's really out of this world.

From the SMH.
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#13337 - 04/27/11 04:48 PM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: wagga]
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Wagga, I learned something from this video you posted.... I learned that this Friday's flight is the "next to the last shuttle flight"...I thought it was the last flight.

Yes, this flight is the "other Friday affair".

Personally, I'm going to depend on you to post a video of the launch so I can see it... BECAUSE, at home I'll be recording and watching the OTHER AFFAIR, THE ROYAL WEDDING OF Prince William and Kate AND ALL THE AFTER THE ROYAL WEDDING NEWS SHOWS ON TV.

The difference between boys and girls are Shuttles and Prince & Princesses.

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#13378 - 04/28/11 01:18 PM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: lynn-a-roo]
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Launch is now set for 12:47 WZT.

If you enjoyed the Runaway Bride, then you should be happy that Operation Pumpkin is fully planned.

"If Wills reacts fast enough, however, he will be able to chase after his fleeing fiancee for just under half a mile.

"Clarence House wanted a full mile," says our source. "But we said come on, play fair, she's in her wedding dress and there has to be some limit on the overtime budget."
"

It's just a pair of pommy toffs getting hitched, you know.
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#13409 - 04/29/11 04:40 AM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: wagga]
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Endeavour is ready to fly.

"At 10 a.m. NASA Television (www.nasa.gov/ntv) will provide coverage of 42 Progress docking to the International Space Station. STS-134 launch commentary will start on NASA TV at 10:30 a.m. "
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#13415 - 04/29/11 06:22 AM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: lynn-a-roo]
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Originally Posted By: lynn-a-roo
Wagga, I learned something from this video you posted.... I learned that this Friday's flight is the "next to the last shuttle flight"...I thought it was the last flight.


The last shuttle launch is scheduled for June....

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#13425 - 04/29/11 08:17 AM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: SoCalGirl]
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Today's launch is delayed for at least 72 hours.

At least Kate didn't do a bolter.
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#13436 - 04/29/11 01:59 PM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: wagga]
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For Lynn-a-Roo:

Nice Seychelles Blue DB6 MKII Volante. Converted to run on alcohol. Learner driver.

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#13503 - 05/02/11 03:01 PM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: wagga]
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Earliest opportunity for a launch is now May 8th.
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#13651 - 05/05/11 07:22 AM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: wagga]
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Today is the 50th anniversary of the USA's first orbital flight.

Earliest flight for Endeavour is now May 10th.

Picture abstracted from SeattlePi.com.

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#13675 - 05/05/11 04:05 PM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: wagga]
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Thank you, Wagga. I still haven't been able to watch the Royal wedding I recorded because I was out of town, so this picture is the next best thing. What a handsome couple, so full of life and happiness.

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#13689 - 05/05/11 04:44 PM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: lynn-a-roo]
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The wedding was as enjoyable as you would expect. Everything went without a hitch. The bride was cool, calm, collected, and drop-dead gorgeous (as was her sister, Pippa, who almost stole the show). The music was wonderful. The Brits are unsurpassed in their pageantry. An occasion such as this shows all that at full tilt. It was well worth watching; enjoyed it all.

I could have probably done without the narration by Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters, though; nothing against them personally -- I just thought they overdid the narration a bit -- too much yaking.

CaT


Edited by CaT (05/05/11 04:46 PM)
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#13691 - 05/05/11 04:54 PM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: CaT]
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The good video is over on the Silly Jokes thread, I suppose.
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#13750 - 05/06/11 03:51 PM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: CaT]
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CaT,

I love it that you loved watching the Royal Wedding. The world needs Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses, otherwise future generations will not understand what the faces are on a deck of cards and fantasy books will mean nothing to children and little girls won't be able to dream of being a Princess someday and little boys won't dream of slaying dragons and jesters of the court will cease to exist and what about the ROUND TABLE, we have to have the ROUND TABLE forever and ever, and the knights that sit around the ROUND TABLE...we need our knights especially the knights that save damsels in distress.

Yes, the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Princess Kate means the tradition will live on and it's a wonderful thing.

May God Save the King


Edited by lynn-a-roo (05/06/11 03:55 PM)

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#13922 - 05/11/11 01:52 PM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: lynn-a-roo]
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New date is set for May 16th.

"Endeavour is scheduled to launch Monday, May 16 at 8:56 a.m. on a 16-day mission to the International Space Station."



Image above: At Launch Pad 39A, the access door is open on space shuttle Endeavour for technicians to enter the aft area where the Load Control Assembly-2 (LCA-2) is located. Photo credit: NASA/Troy Cryder
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#13964 - 05/12/11 04:03 PM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: wagga]
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You mean it didn't launch on April 29th...I was wondering why I didn't see anything on the news about the launch. I didn't even get any breaking news emails. Thanks for the heads-up about the May 16th launch. I wonder what it didn't launch 4/29, I guess I have to go do a search now.

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#13966 - 05/12/11 04:23 PM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: lynn-a-roo]
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One of two heaters on one of the three APUs failed, mission scrubbed.

"Shuttle Weather Officer Kathy Winters has forecasted a 70% chance of having favorable weather for Endeavour's liftoff scheduled for 8:56 a.m. Monday."

5:56 a.m. WZT. Do you get up early?
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#14009 - 05/13/11 11:51 AM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: wagga]
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5:56 a.m. WZT. Do you get up early?

I'm sound asleep at that time. I'll set my alarm clock and pray that I don't sleep through it or hit snooze.

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#14050 - 05/15/11 03:55 AM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: lynn-a-roo]
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NASA: Shuttle Endeavour 'good to go' for Monday launch.

"With the delay, Endeavour is now scheduled to return to Earth on June 1. That is the same day that Atlantis is slated to roll out to the launch pad, in anticipation of the final mission in the space shuttle program's 30-year history."

Bulldog needs to make the 4:30 a.m. phone call to Lynn-a-roo.
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#14067 - 05/15/11 01:22 PM Re: Discovery's Last Flight [Re: wagga]
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An interesting CNN opinion piece.

"Space shuttle, you left us far too soon. You'll never be grounded in the hearts of all of us who loved you."

And Gabby Giffords is on site.
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