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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #500 on: 12/12/2008 10:04 am »

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #501 on: 12/12/2008 10:08 am »
Great thread!

Hi Guys,

I guess we are looking towards an afternoon arrival at KSC,today? Is that the right info?

Depends on the weather. We'll know in a few hours.

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #502 on: 12/12/2008 10:16 am »
And a few more from NASA Dryden:

The Space Shuttle Endeavour mounted atop its modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft flies over California's Mojave Desert on its way back to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Dec 10, 2008.

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Yeah, the plan is to arrive back at KSC this afternoon - pending weather.
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #504 on: 12/12/2008 12:16 pm »
More JSC Fly-over photos from NASA:


That second one is my new desktop. Thanks for the link, Jacques! :)
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #505 on: 12/12/2008 12:52 pm »
No weather concerns at all... The front will have completely cleared KSC by the time they get off the ground at BAD and very little if any clouds are expected in the path.

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Current plan:

Weather brief at 10:00, depart at 12:00, and arrive at KSC around 2:45 Eastern.
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #507 on: 12/12/2008 01:04 pm »
http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20081212/NEWS01/812120341/1060

there's a video on the right side that has some of the landing yesterday,

Maybe someone with some pull might ask for the full video??
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #508 on: 12/12/2008 01:07 pm »
I didn't see this posted before, but here is a link to Shreveport times tha has a lot of pictures at Barksdale.

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=D9&Date=20081211&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=812110805&Ref=PH&Params=Itemnr=1
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #509 on: 12/12/2008 01:13 pm »
Current plan:

Weather brief at 10:00, depart at 12:00, and arrive at KSC around 2:45 Eastern.


Cool!

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Latest article, first of the STS-126 post flight IFA review articles (13 presentations on L2 from yesterday's review) - reckon there will be four or five articles to come out of those presentations:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2008/12/endeavour-coming-home-review-notes-srb-issue/
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #511 on: 12/12/2008 01:23 pm »
STS-126 Mission Update
http://www.nasa.gov/rss/126_update.xml
 
Weather is Watchword for Shuttle's Return
Friday, December 12, 2008 2:13 PM  [GMT]
Clouds associated with a cold front in Florida are expected to move out of the area around NASA’s  Kennedy  Space Center this afternoon in time for space  shuttle Endeavour to return to its home spaceport on top of a 747 Shuttle  Carrier Aircraft.
 
 Meteorologists and mission managers will discuss the weather forecast  during a briefing later this morning. Endeavour, still bolted to the top of the  747, is at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. where it landed Thursday.
 
 If Endeavour is cleared to fly back to Florida today, it is not expected to reach  Kennedy until at least 2 p.m. EST.
« Last Edit: 12/12/2008 01:24 pm by Retired Downrange »

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #513 on: 12/12/2008 02:33 pm »
By chance, will either the takeoff or landing be shown live on NASA TV?

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #514 on: 12/12/2008 02:39 pm »
Here is the current flight plan. so far no delays.
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #516 on: 12/12/2008 02:41 pm »
current weather from long range
« Last Edit: 12/12/2008 02:43 pm by stockman »
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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #517 on: 12/12/2008 02:44 pm »
It bugs about the flight plan on a clear day.

other routes allowed the country to see and today they want to fly the coast line.

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #518 on: 12/12/2008 02:51 pm »
It bugs about the flight plan on a clear day.

other routes allowed the country to see and today they want to fly the coast line.

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Sure.  And the route also passes pretty close to MAF and Stennis.  Might be nice for the people that make these machines go to get a rare look, as was done for JSC yesterday.

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Re: STS-126: Post Flight (Dryden, SCA Ferry to KSC) Coverage
« Reply #519 on: 12/12/2008 02:51 pm »
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