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Offline gyro2020

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POLL: How long until next Shuttle launch?
« on: 08/05/2005 03:05 am »
This is open for debate, so feel free to add your own option.

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RE: POLL: How long until next Shuttle launch?
« Reply #1 on: 08/05/2005 03:13 am »
There cannot be a launch in December.

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RE: POLL: How long until next Shuttle launch?
« Reply #2 on: 08/05/2005 03:19 am »
Wayne Hale said Sept. Nov. Dec. Feb 2005.

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RE: POLL: How long until next Shuttle launch?
« Reply #3 on: 08/05/2005 03:23 am »
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gyro2020 - 4/8/2005  10:19 PM

Wayne Hale said Sept. Nov. Dec. Feb 2005.

Not much chance of us launching in the worst daylight time of year given the requirement. November is a one week window as it stands.

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RE: POLL: How long until next Shuttle launch?
« Reply #4 on: 08/05/2005 03:46 am »
As I understand it, the window is Nov 8-10 with a possible extension of two more days. Then there is a four day window in January, and then a big window starts in March.

I did not see Hale say December.

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RE: POLL: How long until next Shuttle launch?
« Reply #5 on: 08/05/2005 04:32 am »
I don't think we will see a launch until, the current budget is consumed.. This is a great time to ask for more, but there has to be a reason. Sorry folks, but with 48 billion at stake, its now all about $$$, and a show like STS-114, every now and again, is to keep the $$$ flowing..

Nasa, Program office, I hope will prove me wrong..

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RE: POLL: How long until next Shuttle launch?
« Reply #6 on: 08/05/2005 11:26 am »
I think we're shit out of luck till next year :(
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RE: POLL: How long until next Shuttle launch?
« Reply #7 on: 08/06/2005 05:25 am »
Ok, which two posters went with never?

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RE: POLL: How long until next Shuttle launch?
« Reply #8 on: 08/06/2005 04:50 pm »
It's going to take time to fix or remove the PAL ramp.  There's an outside chance they'll get an exemption for Freon-based foam and decide to use a brand new ET (if such exists) with new foam for Atlantis.

Winter may be too cold.  O-rings don't like low temps.  Poor light conditions, etc.

Spring at the earliest.  IMO.


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RE: POLL: How long until next Shuttle launch?
« Reply #9 on: 08/07/2005 07:08 am »
There's still a chance of September! I so hope so.
Let's go and explore space.

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RE: POLL: How long until next Shuttle launch?
« Reply #10 on: 08/07/2005 11:07 am »
I don't think they'll make September.  Holding out hope for November though.

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RE: POLL: How long until next Shuttle launch?
« Reply #11 on: 08/08/2005 09:51 am »
I voted Feb 2006, it's probably wishful thinking :(

Chris, I like the poll setup, very good!

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