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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #20 on: 07/08/2011 10:19 AM »
All the best to Atlantis and her crew and everyone involved  for this final shuttle mission.

 I was lucky enough to be able to travel from Melbourne, Australia in May 2009 to see Atlantis STS 125 launch.
  I watched with my husband and children, from the NASA causeway- something I'll never forget - Thrilling and spectacular ! 
 And by the way, our success in seeing that launch was in no small way due to the fantastic information from this great site and the brilliant contributors and members right here.

And  may I say thankyou to jmcgauley for sharing your thoughts - very nice.

Godspeed Atlantis, cheers

-Carmel (badchap)

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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #21 on: 07/08/2011 11:39 AM »
Godspeed Atlantis and her crew!!!!!!!!!!!!
<----First launch of DISCOVERY, STS-41D!!!!

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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #22 on: 07/08/2011 02:41 PM »
I've been emotional all day now. :(

Godspeed indeed Atlantis.
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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #23 on: 07/08/2011 02:44 PM »

Yeah, I'm numb--hard to believe.  So glad to have seen STS-1 through today (and to see three launches in person).
Thanks to everyone dedicated to US HSF over the years!

Go Atlantis!  Go STS-135!

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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #24 on: 07/08/2011 02:51 PM »
Go Atlantis, good luck and Godspeed!

Hard to believe that this is the last flight.

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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #25 on: 07/08/2011 02:55 PM »
Godspeed, and good luck. May the heavens part, the ground tremble, and all present bear witness as Atlantis rises, one last time.
Don't flippantly discount the old rules of this industry. Behind each one lies a painful lesson learned from broken, twisted hardware. Learn those lessons, and respect the knowledge gained from them. Only then, see if you can write new rules that will meet those challenges.

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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #26 on: 07/08/2011 03:09 PM »
Thanking everyone who has contributed to the space shuttle program from its inception. Truly has been a remarkable vehicle & program, and the people behind it makes it a reality.

Godspeed Atlantis & her crew
Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights & freedoms, and for those injured, visible or otherwise, in that fight.

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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #27 on: 07/08/2011 03:19 PM »
Go Atlantis we will miss you

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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #28 on: 07/08/2011 03:21 PM »
Godspeed Atlantis!  Thanks to all involved over the duration of the program.

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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #29 on: 07/08/2011 03:21 PM »
Some very emotional shots on NASA TV :( :(
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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #30 on: 07/08/2011 03:25 PM »
After 30 years of flight, the curtain is about to come down on one of mankind's most remarkable achievements. That's a massive tribute to all those who have worked on the Shuttle programme since its inception.

The mission has changed; and the shuttle has changed with it. The construction of the ISS would not have been possible without the workhorses of the shuttle fleet.

But it has not been without a cost: as Atlantis sets out on her final flight, we remember the loss of Challenger and Columbia and their crews.

A sad day, but also a day for celebration.


Godspeed, Atlantis!

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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #31 on: 07/08/2011 03:25 PM »
Good luck for a safe flight, crew and team!

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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #32 on: 07/08/2011 03:37 PM »
Kept us in suspense almost to the final second. Not like we haven't experienced that before. But Atlantis would not be denied!

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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #33 on: 07/08/2011 03:45 PM »
GodSpeed Atlantis In you We Trust......... one final time.
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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #34 on: 07/08/2011 04:18 PM »
 >:(

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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #35 on: 07/08/2011 04:20 PM »
To all the orbiters and people who have worked on them over the years... thanks for the great memories. You will be missed and never forgotten.

I have lived through the end of Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and now Shuttle. Someone this one seems the most bittersweet of all.

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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #36 on: 07/08/2011 04:22 PM »
Well said Mr. Hale.
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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #37 on: 07/08/2011 04:23 PM »
With her reputation as the diva of the fleet, "the Penguin" had a flair for the dramatic today before she took her final curtain call.

It was so appropriate.

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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #38 on: 07/08/2011 04:26 PM »
She kep't us on our toe's for one last time,Thank you to all on this forum who contribute,
And Thank you to all who work for NASA for making this possible,

I actually cried watching the Launch,

JJ..

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Re: STS-135 cheerleading thread
« Reply #39 on: 07/08/2011 04:29 PM »
She kep't us on our toe's for one last time,Thank you to all on this forum who contribute,
And Thank you to all who work for NASA for making this possible,

I actually cried watching the Launch,

JJ..


JJ, there were a lot of us with moist eyes today. This has been one tough day for a LOT of people.

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