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Old 03-11-2009, 12:54 PM
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Lightbulb Shuttle launch STS-119 scrubbed - AGAIN

NASA has scrubbed the planned launch at 9:20 pm tonight of the shuttle Discovery due to a leak in a hydrogen line in the external tank. Hopefully, they'll get the old girl off the ground one of these days.

I know the entire shuttle program relies on some virtually ancient technology, but you'd think they'd have vital stuff like that tested, re-tested and tested again.

C'mon, NASA ~~ this ain't rocket science. ;?

Oh, wait.....

Old 03-11-2009, 01:10 PM
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I read that. We had a crew ready to go as usual.

It's rescheduled for Thursday at around 8:54pm and we plan to go.
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
I read that. We had a crew ready to go as usual.

It's rescheduled for Thursday at around 8:54pm and we plan to go.
I would, too.... but I'm going out of town tomorrow morning. Nighttime launches are the best.
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If you want to believe the fine folks wearing tinfoil hats, the scheduling of the shuttle launch will center around where the debris field orbit of Iridium sat 33 is.

Not that it has any meaningful logic to it but the tinfoil hats said it was not possible to launch when NASA had it scheduled because of where that sat's debris field would be. A couple days later NASA pulled the launch date in by 1 day.

I bet the tinfoil hats will be talking about this latest delay tonight on flying saucer radio, aka Coast to Coast AM. I'll be listening, will report back tomorrow.

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/
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Changed again... (big surprise there!)

Earliest will be Sunday, 3/15, at 7:43pm. So much for a night launch.

But on the brighter side... I'll be back in town by then!
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
If you want to believe the fine folks wearing tinfoil hats, the scheduling of the shuttle launch will center around where the debris field orbit of Iridium sat 33 is.

Not that it has any meaningful logic to it but the tinfoil hats said it was not possible to launch when NASA had it scheduled because of where that sat's debris field would be. A couple days later NASA pulled the launch date in by 1 day.

I bet the tinfoil hats will be talking about this latest delay tonight on flying saucer radio, aka Coast to Coast AM. I'll be listening, will report back tomorrow.

http://www.coasttocoastam.com/
Now THAT'S funny!!!!
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Tinfoil hat off! Hardhat on!

Per the US Strategic Command, a chunk of debris from those colliding sats will enter the Earths atmosphere on Thursday. Other pieces will be coming in on March 28th.

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