Author Topic: LIVE: STS-134 Flight Day 8-9 - Off Duty - Soyuz Flyabout and Landing Special  (Read 211255 times)

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I'm telling you right now, they'll be showing this event in a 1000 year's time, providing the public hasn't been further socially conditioned by whatever crap Simon Cowell's preserved brain has spewed out.
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Thank you all for the good work!

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More FD8 highlights. Foo Fighters song was the wake up song! Excellent!
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I'm telling you right now, they'll be showing this event in a 1000 year's time, providing the public hasn't been further socially conditioned by whatever crap Simon Cowell's preserved brain has spewed out.

Oh, that's a tough nut to crack. I was watching this at work and the other guys made a couple glances but didn't take much interest beyond that. I certainly don't expect any additional enthusiasm from my wife, who likes her fair does of reality television. So, while breaking into the trendy amusements of pop culture is one thing that NASA (and others) find difficult, we do far better with the young citizens of our nation. The pictures that come out of this should be made into posters that can somehow be installed in every school in America (and beyond). Not every child will care, but some will ask: "how'd they do that?"

Thanks again for another great thread/experience that I was able to share with those that care. I'm somewhat removed from the control rooms and launch sites. 15 years ago I would just have to wait till they let Miles talk about it on CNN or till Aviation W&ST or Air & Space magazine came out with some pictures. Thanks!
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That's awesome!! 8)
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Away from my computer and having difficulty finding this info on the mobile sites:  anyone know when NTV is going to replay this?

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Away from my computer and having difficulty finding this info on the mobile sites:  anyone know when NTV is going to replay this?

In a video file I would guess, But it will be as a timelapse or highlights. I can't imagine they'll replay it in it's entirety.
« Last Edit: 05/23/2011 11:54 pm by Mapperuo »
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The video is on the previous page! :D

Starting to preview the deorbit and landing.
« Last Edit: 05/24/2011 12:10 am by Chris Bergin »
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Could only steal glimpses of this at work today.  Thanks so much for the fantastic coverage.  I've been feeling a little sorry for myself with the way this mission's schedule lined up with my other obligations, but today was a great day.  I'd like to echo earlier comments that it did feel very special, like the first RPM.  And thanks again for the great team coverage as it really adds to the experience. :)

Now looking forward to a successful deorbit burn, and a safe entry and landing for the folks in the TMA-20.
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The video is on the previous page! :D

Starting to preview the deorbit and landing.

Love the time lapse - am hoping for a realtime replay of at least the meat of it.

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The video is on the previous page! :D

Starting to preview the deorbit and landing.

Love the time lapse - am hoping for a realtime replay of at least the meat of it.

Found the entire thing on youtube for you:

(EDIT: Tried to just have links to not make the page really long, Sorry)



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Endeavour Crew wake up
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Endeavour Crew wake up

I imagine for the second time in recent hours. ;)
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I remember watching Atlantis on STS-71 as a kid. Seeing this brought all that back. IMO it is cool when you get to see something like this.

I think the photos of this photo op should be made into posters or book covers.

That was very cool seeing the entire complex move like that. Something that large moving gracefully in orbit. Just wait until Endeavour's crew seeing the video and photos they weren't awake to be a part of. :)

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Was this the most fun and interesting off-duty flight day ever?

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Was this the most fun and interesting off-duty flight day ever?

I can confirm that is the case :D
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Was this the most fun and interesting off-duty flight day ever?

Was for me, Didn't help though mid way through undocking I had a tree blow down in the garden..  >:( Rather stressful evening!
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