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Posted: 8/7/2005 10:58:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2005 11:24:43 PM EDT by DzlBenz]
About 45 minutes to go (0240 CDT) until de-orbit burn. Weather at the Cape is kinda deteriorating. They are proceeding with the landing checklist.

UPDATE:
Astronaut Kent Rominger continues shooting approaches in the STA. What a job!!!

UPDATE 0218 CDT:
Re-cycle and prepare for landing on next cycle, basically about 90 minutes later. Clouds at 1000 ft above runway, but expected to dissipate. However, with that forecast comes an opportunity for scattered showers. Next opportunity is de-orbit burn at 0415 CDT with touchdown at 0522 CDT.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:02:36 PM EDT
Ya know what? If they can't find a reliable way to shoot someone into space then FUCK IT! we don't need to go...that simple.

Let tht aliens that live on the darkside of the moon come and suck our brains through our ears, because I just don't give a damn about space anymore.

Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:04:02 PM EDT
I love that they stream Nasa tv over the internet now...

I miss having nasa tv when I'm here in OR.

Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:06:10 PM EDT
I haven't kept up with all this for several years. Don't they still have/use an alternate landing site on the west coast?
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:07:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NMSight:
I haven't kept up with all this for several years. Don't they still have/use an alternate landing site on the west coast?



Edwards AFB. I always thought that was the primary landing site....
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:08:25 PM EDT
You know what, 34 US personnel died in Iraq last month. How much coverage did they get?
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:09:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NMSight:
I haven't kept up with all this for several years. Don't they still have/use an alternate landing site on the west coast?

They've pretty much quit using Edwards since it costs so much to ferry the Orbiter back to the Cape. It is still considered if FL weather is bad for extended periods. THere is another landing window this morning, but not sure when. They can probably stay at least another day, maybe two if required.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:10:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2005 11:12:59 PM EDT by DzlBenz]

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:
You know what, 34 US personnel died in Iraq last month. How much coverage did they get?

Lots. It was on the front page of the paper and the lead story on the radio. I read all the names in the Sunday paper, like I always do.

And what does one thing have to do with another? I. personally, am able to fit more than one piece of salient information in my brain at a time. You?
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:11:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mall-Ninja:

Originally Posted By NMSight:
I haven't kept up with all this for several years. Don't they still have/use an alternate landing site on the west coast?



Edwards AFB. I always thought that was the primary landing site....


Edwards WAS a primary site, until NASA could get the Cape up to speed to land the obiter there. It save NASA $100,000 because they don't have too fly the Orbiter from Edwards back to the Cape.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:14:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:17:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:
You know what, 34 US personnel died in Iraq last month. How much coverage did they get?



Both "too much" and "not enough."

"Not enough" in that these brave men and women gave their all to defend this country, yet all they got was their name, age, and hometown mentioned.

"Too much" in that the MSM is exploiting their deaths in their continuing attack on America.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:21:21 PM EDT
Scrubbed for this orbit - try again next rev.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:25:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/7/2005 11:29:54 PM EDT by Master_of_Orion]

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Scrubbed for this orbit - try again next rev.



once more around the block...


Well next opritunity is somewhere between 4:30 and 5:00 am... I'll be asleep.

Prayers... are always good even when it looks like they aren't needed... like now... So I'll be praying
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:26:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By warlord:

Originally Posted By Mall-Ninja:

Originally Posted By NMSight:
I haven't kept up with all this for several years. Don't they still have/use an alternate landing site on the west coast?



Edwards AFB. I always thought that was the primary landing site....


Edwards WAS a primary site, until NASA could get the Cape up to speed to land the obiter there. It save NASA $100,000 because they don't have too fly the Orbiter from Edwards back to the Cape.



$100,000 measly bucks? Thats it? I would think they would save much more than that. And if it is $100,000, I would think that it is a small price to pay considering the astronomical price it takes to get the damn thing up there to begin with. $100K seems like a small price to pay when it comes to having a reliable landing spot. How much more does it cost to scrub landings and stay in space longer? Do astronauts get hazard pay?
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 11:39:11 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 12:00:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 12:01:00 AM EDT by DzlBenz]
Welp, gotta sack out. I'll try to wake up in 1:15 to update, but don't bet on it.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 12:00:56 AM EDT
Sewer_Urchin: NASA is counting every nickel is has, because they are pretty much at the tail end of the budgeting process.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 12:05:27 AM EDT
It's like getting masturbated, and now she stopped......I hate it, 0622 if the skies are clear, if not Edwards or another site in New Mexico for tuesday or wednesday.....
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 1:12:27 AM EDT
It seems that they have scrapped the second attempt at landing today due to cloud cover. (Just got this from Nasa TV)
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 2:36:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 2:38:03 AM EDT by Sewer_Urchin]

Originally Posted By warlord:
Sewer_Urchin: NASA is counting every nickel is has, because they are pretty much at the tail end of the budgeting process.



I have a buddy who does accounting for NASA. Thier accounting is so fucked up they don't know where to begin. I'm talking clusterfuck with 40 different divisions grabbing for one source of funding. Over spending to the point of being over budget by three times. When accounting glitches are fixed, people whine until they break it again so people can get money. $100,000 measly dollars is a drop in the ocean of NASA's budget. Until they give me a goddamn Saturn V ride to the moon I'll say NASA hasn't done much for me in the past ten years. Being at the tail end of thier budget is a good thing. Cut out NASA, give space contracts to the private sector and buy a bunch of Raptors n' call it a day.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 2:39:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 2:40:01 AM EDT by Kharn]

Originally Posted By Sewer_Urchin:
$100,000 measly bucks? Thats it? I would think they would save much more than that. And if it is $100,000, I would think that it is a small price to pay considering the astronomical price it takes to get the damn thing up there to begin with. $100K seems like a small price to pay when it comes to having a reliable landing spot. How much more does it cost to scrub landings and stay in space longer? Do astronauts get hazard pay?

Its a mil, not 100k, IIRC.

Kharn
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 2:48:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 3:23:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kharn:

Originally Posted By Sewer_Urchin:
$100,000 measly bucks? Thats it? I would think they would save much more than that. And if it is $100,000, I would think that it is a small price to pay considering the astronomical price it takes to get the damn thing up there to begin with. $100K seems like a small price to pay when it comes to having a reliable landing spot. How much more does it cost to scrub landings and stay in space longer? Do astronauts get hazard pay?

Its a mil, not 100k, IIRC.

Kharn



$100K is not going to begin to cover the fuel needed to fly the 747 from Edwards to KSC and then back to Edwards. While carrying the Shuttle the 747 has to stop and refuel at least twice en route to KSC.

Hell, I know it's going to cost $20K+ just in added security cost (I worked part-time as a guard at NASA DFRC for two years) if it lands at Edwards.


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