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Re: Discovery STS 51-G / A Royal Effort in Space
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Re: Discovery STS 51-G / A Royal Effort in Space
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Re: Discovery STS 51-G / A Royal Effort in Space
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Re: Discovery STS 51-G / A Royal Effort in Space
« Reply #23 on: 01/22/2012 07:39 PM »
PAO: This is Shuttle Control at T-2 hours 31 minutes 35 seconds and counting and the flight crew is departing the Operations and Checkout Building… lead by Commander Dan Brandenstein they are getting into the elevator, where they will make the trip down to the ground floor. NASA Test Director has called the crew quarters and has verified that we are ready to support the flight crew’s departure from the crew quarters and their subsequent arrival at the pad. A crowd of news media representatives and employees has gathered at the walkway the crew will use to exit the building. Standing by is the astronaut van which will take the crew to the launch pad.

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Re: Discovery STS 51-G / A Royal Effort in Space
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Re: Discovery STS 51-G / A Royal Effort in Space
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Re: Discovery STS 51-G / A Royal Effort in Space
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Re: Discovery STS 51-G / A Royal Effort in Space
« Reply #27 on: 01/22/2012 07:54 PM »
PAO: And here comes the crew for mission 51-G, lead by Commander Brandenstein. And they are waving to their well-wishers there outside the Operations and Checkout Building… Sultan al-Saud boarding the astronaut van, followed by John Fabian and Frenchman Patrick Baudry, MS3 Shannon Lucid, Steve Nagel, astronaut John Young and there is George Abbey, Director of Flight Crew Operations. And the 51-G flight crew will be departing shortly for launch pad 39A.

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Re: Discovery STS 51-G / A Royal Effort in Space
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Re: Discovery STS 51-G / A Royal Effort in Space
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Re: Discovery STS 51-G / A Royal Effort in Space
« Reply #30 on: 01/22/2012 08:15 PM »
PAO: This is Shuttle Launch Control at T-2 hours 8 minutes 43 seconds and counting. The flight crew has arrived at the white room and each member will now put on his integrated egress harness and his launch and entry helmet before getting into the vehicle. Commander Dan Brandenstein and Pilot John Creighton will be the first to get in, and they are presently getting into their gear. They will be followed by Mission Specialists John Fabian and Steve Nagel, and finally the two Payload Specialists Patrick Baudry and Sultan al-Saud, and MS3 Shannon Lucid. Pilot J.O. Creighton is getting his helmet on at this time.

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Re: Discovery STS 51-G / A Royal Effort in Space
« Reply #31 on: 01/22/2012 08:19 PM »
PAO: We see Mission Specialist Shannon Lucid and Steve Nagel…

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Re: Discovery STS 51-G / A Royal Effort in Space
« Reply #32 on: 01/22/2012 08:24 PM »
PAO: French astronaut Patrick Baudry, who is 39, is preparing to enter the orbiter at this point. He is a Lt-Col. in the French Air Force, he has held a number of test pilot assignments and has logged more than 4,000 hours of flying time…

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Re: Discovery STS 51-G / A Royal Effort in Space
« Reply #39 on: 01/22/2012 09:00 PM »
PAO: We are at T-1 minute and counting, all systems go. The sound suppression water system is now being armed, pre-lift-off water will be released at T-16 seconds… T-48 seconds, Solid Rocket Booster development flight instrumentation recorder has now gone to record mode and the main propulsion liquid oxygen and hydrogen outward flow valves have been closed… we are coming up on auto-sequence start… T-31 seconds and we have a go for auto-sequence start. Discovery’s four redundant computers have primary control of critical vehicle functions. T-21 seconds and counting, SRB nozzle profile is now underway. T-16 seconds…

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