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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #440 on: 09/19/2008 07:28 pm »
Look in awe guy's, next time you'll see a rocket on that pad that goes into orbit (Not Sub-Orbit like the Ares I-X and Ares I-Y) Will be in 2015.
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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #441 on: 09/19/2008 07:30 pm »

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #442 on: 09/19/2008 07:32 pm »
Look in awe guy's, next time you'll see a rocket on that pad that goes into orbit (Not Sub-Orbit like the Ares I-X and Ares I-Y) Will be in 2015.

We hope!!
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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #443 on: 09/19/2008 07:32 pm »

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #444 on: 09/19/2008 07:33 pm »
Pretty spiffy to see those lightning tower's next to the shuttle although they aren't completed.
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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #445 on: 09/19/2008 07:35 pm »
Here is an aerial shot of both Endeavour and Atlantis:


Awesome...I was hoping to find a shot like this.

Even better would be to see one during the STS-125 launch, but I'm sure that's not feasible.

The latest article says the RSS is going to be left on the pad until 2015. Kind of neat.

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #446 on: 09/19/2008 08:47 pm »
I know most of you are, but given one was from a newspaper (now deleted), remember not to attach images unless there are NASA.gov or NASA TV - otherwise it's copyright.

Wonderful to see both birds on the pads.
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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #447 on: 09/19/2008 09:04 pm »
NASA's Kennedy Space Center Holds Unique Media Event, TCDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time since July 2001, two space shuttles are on the launch pads at the same time at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.


On Saturday, Sept. 20, media are invited to capture a unique opportunity with both shuttles Atlantis and Endeavour on their respective pads with the rotating service structures rolled back from the vehicles. The structures provide protection from the element and access to the shuttles.


A photo opportunity will be available from 8 to 9:30 a.m. EDT, allowing media to take imagery from several locations near Atlantis on Launch Pad 39A and Endeavour on Launch Pad 39B.


A live static shot of the two shuttles will be available on NASA Television from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Video b-roll of the shuttles, including aerial shots, will be available on the NASA TV Video File. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:


http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #448 on: 09/20/2008 02:00 am »
A live static shot of the two shuttles will be available on NASA Television from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Video b-roll of the shuttles, including aerial shots, will be available on the NASA TV Video File. For NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:
I'll be curious to see which one or ones they use or whether it's a special set up...while I was at the Visitor Complex, I was asking one of the educators if he could bring up a perimeter camera at the Status Center; it was fun to watch him zip through many of the numbered OTV cameras, but that's all he was able to bring up at the time.  I was left wondering if the camera sites away from the pad or the tracking camera sites are operational 24/7.

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #449 on: 09/20/2008 02:10 am »
Hey... got down to Playalinda Beach ($3 entry fee) today and grabbed these photos of Endeavour and Atlantis.  I have many, many more so if you want to see them just PM me with your email address and I'll send them along.
These are great, thanks for posting; Ben posted a couple on his website, too:
http://www.launchphotography.com/STS-126_rollout.html

I got to see the 400 shuttle on Pad B from the observation gantry tour stop this morning; first time to see a shuttle on the pad unobstructed by the RSS, and likely the only and last time, all at once.  Worth the trip.

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #450 on: 09/20/2008 11:07 am »
Can I ask again? 

Why is 39B's RSS back (if the APU hot fire was done last night)? 

Is it just PR (not knocking that by the way, just don't want it delaying anything)?
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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #451 on: 09/20/2008 11:38 am »
Can I ask again? 

Why is 39B's RSS back (if the APU hot fire was done last night)? 

Is it just PR (not knocking that by the way, just don't want it delaying anything)?
Maybe a little PR, but unless they have two crews to do RSS moves, they have to be done somewhat in serial.  This still required the schedules for 400 rollout and 125 payload to pad to coincide AND the weather to cooperate.  That's too tenuous of a situation to rely on for a PR opportunity.  I expect that there was good degree of awareness of this possibility, but this is still a "nice-to-have," not a requirement.

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #452 on: 09/20/2008 12:40 pm »
Here's my image of the two stacks ;D
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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #453 on: 09/20/2008 01:01 pm »
Some Endeavour pics from the 1200k stream
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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #454 on: 09/20/2008 02:34 pm »
Over in the Atlantis thread, Number One observed:
Should be some good shots later, as there's a helicopter going overhead.

And indeed, NASA TV just ran that helicopter footage on the media channel.  It'll probably be part of the Video File package so I'm sure it'll come again and someone here will capture it.  I'm hoping John44 will have some of this morning's footage for us, as I missed it.
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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #455 on: 09/20/2008 02:47 pm »
Over in the Atlantis thread, Number One observed:
Should be some good shots later, as there's a helicopter going overhead.

And indeed, NASA TV just ran that helicopter footage on the media channel.  It'll probably be part of the Video File package so I'm sure it'll come again and someone here will capture it.  I'm hoping John44 will have some of this morning's footage for us, as I missed it.


This morning's coverage wasn't really worth running live.  It was normal close up shots and one from a TV van parked on a road showing both stacks.  I heard no commentary.

I think the aerial shots will make for posterity. :D :D
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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #456 on: 09/20/2008 02:54 pm »
And indeed, NASA TV just ran that helicopter footage on the media channel.  It'll probably be part of the Video File package so I'm sure it'll come again and someone here will capture it.  I'm hoping John44 will have some of this morning's footage for us, as I missed it.
Chris, was that footage from yesterday or today?  Simpler question: did both pads have the RSS retracted?

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #457 on: 09/20/2008 03:27 pm »
Here's my image of the two stacks ;D

I watched some of the NASAtv feed, on the distant shot it looked like there was a very faint rainbow in the upper right corner. Couldn't quite tell if it was my imagination or an oily fingerprint on my laptop screen. :) Your pic seems to show it as well, though. For anyone with a better view, could you see a rainbow?

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #458 on: 09/20/2008 03:32 pm »
BBC have a nice picture on the Science & Technology page...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/08/sci_nat_enl_1221863729/html/1.stm

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Re: STS-126/LON-400 Processing Latest
« Reply #459 on: 09/20/2008 03:37 pm »
BBC have a nice picture on the Science & Technology page...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/08/sci_nat_enl_1221863729/html/1.stm

Actually, that's from yesterday, not today. The RSS is still mated on one shuttle in that picture.

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