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Offline Chris Bergin

Allurd from NASA PR in DC says we will see a landing today bar issues with Discovery and that Edwards is favourite.

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According to the BBC (Think once great media, now a bag of crap) the Mexican Government is helping NASA's options by opening a landing site there............in New Mexico  :o

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RE: Aug.9 STS-114 Return to Earth - Updates and Images thread
« Reply #42 on: 08/09/2005 05:57 AM »
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According to the BBC (Think once great media, now a bag of crap) the Mexican Government is helping NASA's options by opening a landing site there............in New Mexico  :o

HAHA, DUMMIES.
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RE: Aug.9 STS-114 Return to Earth - Updates and Images thread
« Reply #43 on: 08/09/2005 06:00 AM »
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According to the BBC (Think once great media, now a bag of crap) the Mexican Government is helping NASA's options by opening a landing site there............in New Mexico  :o

Oh, that's very nice of them ;)

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RE: Aug.9 STS-114 Return to Earth - Updates and Images thread
« Reply #44 on: 08/09/2005 06:02 AM »
THAT IS TOO FUNNY!

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It gets funnier. Sky News just showed graphics to explain re-entry. The 'computer' Discovery on the simulation literally dropped like a brick to the runway. PLONK.

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RE: Aug.9 STS-114 Return to Earth - Updates and Images thread
« Reply #47 on: 08/09/2005 06:22 AM »
It is fun to see Discovery as the headline news item on all the news channels for the second day running, even if they are messing it up.
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Offline Chris Bergin

Weather update from CAPCOM.

First op is to have rain showers. "Not looking great for the first op"

However, "We'd like to continue with the timeline, before we make an official call on the opportunity."

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Decision on attempt 1 to KSC coming in 1hr 15 minutes.

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Attempt 1 at KSC appears off.

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RE: Aug.9 STS-114 Return to Earth - Updates and Images thread
« Reply #51 on: 08/09/2005 07:09 AM »
Deorbit to KSC

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Landing delayed until 11:43am UK time, 6:43am EDT.

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Welcome SpaceMonkey...love the name :)

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A pic of the KSC landing strip...

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RE: Aug.9 STS-114 Return to Earth - Updates and Images thread
« Reply #55 on: 08/09/2005 07:22 AM »
Looks like something out of Close Encounters of a Third Kind.
Let's go and explore space.

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RE: Aug.9 STS-114 Return to Earth - Updates and Images thread
« Reply #56 on: 08/09/2005 07:25 AM »
So they didn't decide on trying White Sands on attempt two. Sounds like they want to give KSC a chance and know Edwards is a cert if not.
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RE: Aug.9 STS-114 Return to Earth - Updates and Images thread
« Reply #57 on: 08/09/2005 07:37 AM »
..."Should Discovery land at Edwards, it would take at least one week to load the spacecraft on the back of its 747 carrier jet and return it to KSC. The transport will also cost an estimated $1 million in additional cost, NASA officials said."...


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RE: Aug.9 STS-114 Return to Earth - Updates and Images thread
« Reply #58 on: 08/09/2005 09:05 AM »
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..."Should Discovery land at Edwards, it would take at least one week to load the spacecraft on the back of its 747 carrier jet and return it to KSC. The transport will also cost an estimated $1 million in additional cost, NASA officials said."...


One million is nothing on a one billion dollar mission.
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Offline Chris Bergin

Landing at Edwards. Official.

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