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NASA's Shuttle Atlantis Rolls into Place Answered

From the NASA homepage:

"Space shuttle Atlantis' rollout to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida has been rescheduled to begin at 4 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, March 31 [today], as preparations for the STS-125 mission move forward. Atlantis is targeted to lift off May 12 to service NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

...During Atlantis' 11-day mission, the crew of seven astronauts will make the final shuttle flight to Hubble. During five spacewalks, they will install two new instruments, repair two inactive ones and replace components. The result will be six working, complementary science instruments with capabilities beyond what is now available, and an extended operational lifespan for the telescope through at least 2014."

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Thelonelysandwitch (author)2009-04-02

The windows make it look fake.

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i need tacos i need them or i will explode this happens to me some times (my old avatar was good and bad gir)

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except llamas....they area a superior race....and several extinct species of turkey-monkeys

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o..sorry, i didn;t now you didn't speak waffles....i can teach you if you want :)

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Which windows? Do you mean the protective covers over the cockpit panels? Or do you mean the viewports along the side of the shuttle? Or are you talking about the SRB separation motors in the frustrums (lower half of nose code) of the two SRBs?

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yeah, I meant the protective panels oops

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yes....hehe means gigle....heee means him ...either way, its PHOTOSHOPPPEDDDDDDD :p

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it was hehehehehe it does look real

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Viewports? I think those are the cargo bay door hinges.

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GorillazMiko (author)2009-03-31

HubbleBubbleToTheMax.

AKA HBTTM.

Only the secret GorillazMiko people know that.

AKA SGMP.

Only eggs know that though.

AKA HF7834N3NF72G22HNDFWJRHNM_64HDKUI.

Nobody but I know that.

hehe

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ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh lammas!!!!! (from dude where,s my car)

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o....yea, i see you, but your in...in the...OMG THEY'RE EATING HIM!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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fwjs28 (author)fwjs282009-04-06

they're toaking me to their lare....i might not be back for a couple days....

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kelseymh (author)fwjs282009-04-06

They're toking you? Dude, you've become a Shel Silverstein character!

http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/t/thegreatsmokeoff.shtml

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fwjs28 (author)kelseymh2009-04-06

hahahah! good god! AHHHHHHHH!

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DJ Radio (author)2009-03-31

what will happen to hubble when it finally dies?

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kelseymh (author)DJ Radio2009-03-31

Depends on what you mean by "dies." If you mean when the instruments are no longer able to collect or transmit images, then it'll be powered off, and probably deorbited to avoid collisions or debris.

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Sandisk1duo (author)kelseymh2009-04-02
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kelseymh (author)Sandisk1duo2009-04-02

(a) to avoid leaving debris in orbit that will destroy other satellites (I guess you haven't followed the news for the past couple of years); (b) to avoid having large pieces fall on populated areas.

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Sandisk1duo (author)kelseymh2009-04-02

i know about the crashed satellite(s) i'm pretty sure NASA engineers can calculate the trajectory, so that is lands in the ocean

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kelseymh (author)Sandisk1duo2009-04-02

That's what "deorbit" means -- using the thrusters to take it out of orbit in a controlled way on a known trajectory. "Just crash it" usually means wait till the fuel runs out, rely on random atmospheric drag to slow it down, and wait for the fireworks. The latter is much more fun for the audience, but not really for the insurance companies!

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Sandisk1duo (author)kelseymh2009-04-02

oh, i though 'deorbit' meant to just move it to a different orbit, so that it is out of the way, but still in space

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Goodhart (author)DJ Radio2009-03-31

become a very bright shooting star? :-)

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jedi pen-gui-n (author)2009-04-01

Atlantis is my favorite shuttle.

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dombeef (author)2009-03-31

Hey Im like a few miles away from there!

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dombeef (author)drinkmorecoffee2009-04-01

Man I cant , My camera broke at a field trip!(Not joking)

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KrackedEgg (author)2009-03-31

hehe i gots the first rating

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