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Posted: 8/9/2005 1:52:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 2:19:18 AM EDT
Is Nasa just being overly cautious with this mission or are there really major problems going on here?

SGat1r5
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 2:45:35 AM EDT
NASA has always been cautious about the weather when it comes time for the shuttle to land. Remember the pilot only has one shot to land the thing and doesn't need to have to deal with bad weather and a rain slick runway. Also from what I understand the tiles on it can be damaged by flying though rain, this is not a safety hazard but is expensive to repair.



I got to watch two shuttle landing while I was stationed at Edwards and they are very cool to see.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 3:57:07 AM EDT
You guys GOTTA turn on Fox news.

They have some GREAT coverage.

Sgat1r5
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 3:59:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 3:59:17 AM EDT by MisterFloppy]
im watching nasa tv

1200 miles
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:07:34 AM EDT
135 miles to go...
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:09:28 AM EDT
AFN is broadcasting CNN.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:10:46 AM EDT
Thermal imaging shows a big glowing shape... pretty cool

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:11:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MisterFloppy:
im watching nasa tv

1200 miles



Same here ... looks good so far.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:11:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 4:12:38 AM EDT by Zaphod]
Looking good.....



ETA: That IR pic on Fox is awesome!
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:13:38 AM EDT
10 miles to go... pretty impressive pix (inc HUD)
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:14:11 AM EDT
AIRPLANE!

"Just kidding!"
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:15:14 AM EDT
Down, chutes, perfect.

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:15:53 AM EDT
I don't care how old it is, that thing is just too fucking awesome!

Welcome home, DISCOVERY!
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:16:17 AM EDT
everyone can officially de-pucker now
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:16:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
I don't care how old it is, that thing is just too fucking awesome!

Welcome home, DISCOVERY!



AGreed! I was on the edge of my seat!

Not bad piloting for a girl.


Sgat1r5
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:16:36 AM EDT
all right!
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:20:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 4:20:31 AM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:20:57 AM EDT



Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:22:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 2A373:






Big +1
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:29:16 AM EDT



Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:36:17 AM EDT
on fox now is GREAT HUD video of the landing. Looks awesome. picture perfect. U-S-A , U-S-A, U-S-A !!!!

Rest In Peace

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:44:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 4get_No1:
NASA decides upon Edwards AFB, CA



As far as I can remember, the shuttle usually always landed at Edwards AFB and took off from Cape Canaveral.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:48:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By metroplex:

Originally Posted By 4get_No1:
NASA decides upon Edwards AFB, CA



As far as I can remember, the shuttle usually always landed at Edwards AFB and took off from Cape Canaveral.

Nope, they try to land at the Cape whenever possible, it cost a million bucks to ferry the shuttle from Edwards back to Florida.

Kharn
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:49:55 AM EDT
I heard and felt it's sonic boom
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 5:06:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Skammy:
I heard and felt it's sonic boom



Should've been a double boom. First time i heard it it scared the shit out of me! Her original flight path into KSC would've taken her right over my apartment.

Either way, i'm glad she's home safe.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 6:11:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By B-O-A-T-S:

Originally Posted By Skammy:
I heard and felt it's sonic boom



Should've been a double boom. First time i heard it it scared the shit out of me! Her original flight path into KSC would've taken her right over my apartment.

Either way, i'm glad she's home safe.



It was a very distinctive, slow double boom. Passed right overhead here and landed just a few miles from where I was this morning.

Glad OV-103 and the crew are home safe, another perfect landing.
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