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Shuttle Launch This Evening! - UPDATED Answered

11:59pm Launch tonight - we're currently in the scheduled 9 minute countdown hold :)

That is only if you're on the Eastern Seaboard (most of you should be able to see something). 80% chance of acceptable weather conditions!

This could be the last night launch (only 6 more flights scheduled).

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CameronSS (author)2009-08-28

I was watching it via the NASA TV live stream, and I discovered about a 3-minute lag between the actual launch and the stream. Consequently, I read on NASA launch blog that the solid boosters had separated successfully at T+2min before the engines had even started.

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trebuchet03 (author)2009-08-25

Shuttle launch was scrubbed last night.... So look again tonight at 1:05 for a 1:10 launch :) 70% chance of favorable conditions :D

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Lithium Rain (author)trebuchet032009-08-25

This could be the last night launch ever?

>sadface<

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trebuchet03 (author)Lithium Rain2009-08-25

In context of the shuttle.... Yes :)

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Lithium Rain (author)trebuchet032009-08-25

Haha that's what I meant (not the last night launch in the history of time and space itself :P ).

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You must be more optimistic about this country's commitment to space and science than I am. :-(

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At the very least, we're not abandoning the ISS....

After 2010, SpaceX's Falcon 9 takes over resupply missions.

We need more cool commercially driven ventures... Cool like Sea Launch... Launching satellites on rockets from a vessel in the middle of the ocean near the equator... Now that's COOL.

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I planned to wake up and go outside to watch it, but then decided that I'd rather sleep. It's a good thing, as it was canceled. And canceled again tonight. I have a friend who was out there last night to see it, and then had to be at class at 7:00 today--she was pissed when it got canceled! Luckily, she went with her dad and he drove so she could sleep.

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Bugger, scrubbed :(

I have a friend who was out there last night to see it
It's a pretty cool experience to see it right there :)

she was pissed when it got canceled!
Indeed - a friend of mine too... Although he assembles modules for the space station at cape rather than going to class :p

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trebuchet03 (author)2009-08-28

Launched! And it was awesome! Watched from South Florida :)

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trebuchet03 (author)2009-08-28

40 minutes away from an 11:59pm launch tonight... 80% chance of acceptable weather conditions....

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