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atomdanger
03-15-2009, 01:30 PM
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html


The countdown for the launch of space shuttle Discovery picked up as planned at 3:18 a.m. EDT, from the T-11 hour mark. Launch teams aren't working any issues that would prevent a liftoff at 7:43:46 p.m. The updated launch forecast is unchanged. Weather remains 80 percent "go." The main concern is for a slight chance of a low cloud ceiling at Kennedy Space Center. Two transatlantic abort landing (TAL) sites are forecast to have acceptable weather today.


I am going to this tonight, I will post some pictures.
Never seen a shuttle take off, should be pretty exiting.

rockdawg21
03-15-2009, 02:55 PM
Cool, I've always wanted to see that as well. Should be fun!

Spiritwalker
03-15-2009, 04:57 PM
I saw one years ago.. the ground rumbled like crazy.. made me feel very "little".

Enjoy!

Boomer
03-15-2009, 05:10 PM
I saw one years ago.. the ground rumbled like crazy.. made me feel very "little".

Enjoy!

I feel the same thing every time I look in the mirror after a shower. :cry:

rockdawg21
03-15-2009, 05:31 PM
I feel the same thing every time I look in the mirror after a shower. :cry:
Stop using cold water. :tongue0011:

VCURamFan
03-15-2009, 05:41 PM
Stop using cold water. :tongue0011:I thought he was referring to the ground rumbling bit. I mean, that's my experience...

Boomer
03-15-2009, 05:51 PM
Stop using cold water. :tongue0011:

I chaff in hot water ... :blink: :blink:

Boomer
03-15-2009, 05:52 PM
I thought he was referring to the ground rumbling bit. I mean, that's my experience...

that is women screaming and crying Ben ... not the ground rumbling...

VCURamFan
03-15-2009, 05:57 PM
that is women screaming and crying Ben ... not the ground rumbling...Ooooooooo...that explains a lot...:unsure-1:

Chuck
03-16-2009, 02:44 AM
Cool man I hope you have a good time.

I saw it launch from my house and it was pretty cool. :) I also saw one launch last year from Cape Canaveral with the kids. They loved it!

atomdanger
03-16-2009, 05:24 AM
lol


I will post a picture or two in a minute

atomdanger
03-16-2009, 05:35 AM
Start
http://i42.tinypic.com/190etg.jpg

middle
http://i44.tinypic.com/2q81s2f.jpg

end, creepy sky thing
http://i41.tinypic.com/6o1liu.jpg

Tyburn
03-16-2009, 07:48 PM
I feel the same thing every time I look in the mirror after a shower. :cry:
:laugh:

Are you sure the ground rumbles Boomer :unsure:

Tyburn
03-16-2009, 07:49 PM
Start
http://i42.tinypic.com/190etg.jpg


are you sure thats not a nuclear explosion...or...the sun :huh: