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Does anyone have an idea what time mating operations may begin on Saturday?

EDIT: Does FlightAware really lag that far behind?
« Last Edit: 04/10/2012 09:33 PM by mdeep »
Mike

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slow when compared to an orbiter!

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« Last Edit: 04/10/2012 09:36 PM by Ronsmytheiii »

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Turning to MDD

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Offline Bubbinski

Beautiful landing.  Am I the only one who briefly prepared mentally to watch a shuttle landing when I first saw the live shot of the KSC runway? 
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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And Wheels Stop!

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Offline Chris Bergin

Beautiful landing.  Am I the only one who briefly prepared mentally to watch a shuttle landing when I first saw the live shot of the KSC runway? 

I was there with you on that.

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From KSC Media twitter, but I did some post-processing to straighten it out a bit:

http://twitpic.com/photos/NASAKennedy


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Because the FAA requires it by law, so it's not that FA is behind. If you are an authorized FAA facility/user, you can have realtime.

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Well, their's no delaying the inevitable. It's time for Discovery to ship out.

Does anyone have any approximate time for the roll from the VAB to SLF?


I think it's around 0700 but someone feel free to correct me if my memory just failed.

Ah, okay. I'm trying to look for a good time to set my alarm clock

From the media advisory covering all this:

"Saturday, April 14
5 a.m.-6 p.m. Discovery roll out from Vehicle Assembly Building's high
bay 4 to Shuttle Landing Facility Mate/Demate Device.

SCA/Discovery mating operations through 7 p.m.
-- Arrive at Press Site by 3:30 a.m. for 4 a.m. departure"
« Last Edit: 04/10/2012 10:03 PM by Ford Mustang »

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Is their a storage location for the SCA, or does she just sit in the elements?

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Is their a storage location for the SCA, or does she just sit in the elements?

Out in the elements, just like any other 747.

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