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  • mad_caddy 8 Jul 2011 16:36:44 3,306 posts
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    very few things stop me doing what I was doing, this is one that has, stunning.

    less than 10 minutes ago they were still pretty much on the ground now there up there. WAY up there!
  • X201 8 Jul 2011 16:37:24 15,475 posts
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    Keep watching

    The bit where the shuttle zooms away from the fuel tank is great
  • Khanivor 8 Jul 2011 16:38:47 40,765 posts
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    Awesome shadow of the trail on the clouds.

    Good luck Atlantis!
  • MetalDog 8 Jul 2011 16:40:51 23,697 posts
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    Nice, I'm glad that went off so well. That must be a hell of a ride.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • oceanmotion 8 Jul 2011 16:42:06 15,950 posts
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    Really is something else. Great stuff.

    Have fun up there and a safe journey back.
  • X201 8 Jul 2011 16:44:47 15,475 posts
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    MetalDog wrote:
    Nice, I'm glad that went off so well. That must be a hell of a ride.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14073698
  • Dolly 8 Jul 2011 16:46:05 3,225 posts
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    I was lucky enough to watch Endeavour go up 16ish years ago. The noise it makes in real life is phenomenal. I kept wondering why it was so quiet before the wave of it hits and deafens you :)
  • oceanmotion 8 Jul 2011 16:47:11 15,950 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    MetalDog wrote:
    Nice, I'm glad that went off so well. That must be a hell of a ride.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14073698

    Yeah, that was a cool video before launch. Good moustache chap on BBC News also did a good interview, think he was the boss on the ground on previous launches.
  • DaM 21 Jul 2011 09:42:11 13,209 posts
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    Landing today, I think it's 10.56am, but could be 9.56am.

    I saw it go! Went to Kennedy the week before, saw it on the pad (though largely covered in gantry and assembly stuff - I saw the fuel tanks sticking out the top).

    Then on day of launch, we were at Epcot, and I dragged the family to the lake bit, so I could have a clear view to the east. There were another 2 families with the same idea (one English, one French Canadian - which is weird to hear - it's like listening to a language tape at school - you can understand it!).

    A few seconds after launch a vapour trail appeared in the distance, quite high up, we saw a spec of fire at the top, then....it was gone!

    I imagined we would see it stretching up into the sky for a few minutes, but I guess it just arced out over the sea. Up and away like the proverbial rocket! We saw it for a matter of seconds but it was great. Very emotional for me, I was blinking through the tears.
  • X201 21 Jul 2011 09:45:18 15,475 posts
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    DaM wrote:
    Landing today, I think it's 10.56am, but could be 9.56am.

    0556 EDT (0956 GMT; 1056 BST)
  • X201 21 Jul 2011 10:50:24 15,475 posts
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    Link

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14232364

    Don't expect to see too much though, as its a before dawn landing.
  • Fab4 21 Jul 2011 10:52:44 6,077 posts
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    Live feed also here:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/jul/21/space-shuttle-final-landing-live
  • Dolly 21 Jul 2011 10:56:02 3,225 posts
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    DaM wrote:
    I imagined we would see it stretching up into the sky for a few minutes, but I guess it just arced out over the sea. Up and away like the proverbial rocket! We saw it for a matter of seconds but it was great. Very emotional for me, I was blinking through the tears.

    Really glad you got to see it and had that reaction mate :) I feel so lucky that I saw one with my own eyes as well, especially in light of whats happened now.
  • Blerk Moderator 21 Jul 2011 11:01:08 48,225 posts
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    Well, that was quite dark but worth a watch. I remember watching the first one take off live on the telly as a kid. Sniff.

    However, the 'commentry track' needs killing. Who writes this overblown shit?
  • Fab4 21 Jul 2011 11:06:10 6,077 posts
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    I like the over-the-top commentary.
  • DaM 21 Jul 2011 11:55:01 13,209 posts
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    Fab4 wrote:
    I like the over-the-top commentary.

    I'll let them off for this one :)

    So what time are launches in Kazakhstan then...
    If I was an American, I'd be pretty embarrassed over the current state of affairs.
  • magicpanda 13 Sep 2011 09:44:28 13,365 posts
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    Want to see a Supernova?
  • ecureuil 10 Oct 2011 20:46:55 76,812 posts
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    The moon looks crazy tonight. It has a super glow and it looks as if there's a faint rainbow circling it.
  • Khanivor 26 Nov 2011 13:01:47 40,765 posts
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    Next Mars rover goes up in a couple of hours. It had better.
  • Fake_Blood 26 Nov 2011 13:36:41 4,211 posts
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  • Fake_Blood 26 Nov 2011 13:36:41 4,211 posts
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    The actual landing on mars should be awesome, they have a camera on board that will shoot video of the last two minutes before touchdown.
  • ecureuil 26 Nov 2011 13:39:34 76,812 posts
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BudlaGh1A0o
  • Fake_Blood 26 Nov 2011 14:11:14 4,211 posts
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    Can't believe they are going to lower the rover down gently from a rocket propelled dropship.
    Which then selfdestructs.
  • mal 26 Nov 2011 14:18:01 22,543 posts
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    I like how they had the west country hippie professor who was behind the Beagle 2 which (we assume) crash-landed into Mars the other year on the BBC news, who basically sucked his teeth and said 'ooh, I dunno'

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • Khanivor 26 Nov 2011 14:37:09 40,765 posts
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    :) " />
  • Khanivor 26 Nov 2011 14:37:33 40,765 posts
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    Dur

    https://twitter.com/khanivo/status/140438372756881409
  • Khanivor 26 Nov 2011 14:52:14 40,765 posts
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    This is excitIng! Standing next to some folk who worked on Apollo.
  • Khanivor 26 Nov 2011 15:10:05 40,765 posts
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    Ok, that was fucking cool
  • altitude2k 26 Nov 2011 15:10:18 4,290 posts
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    Beautiful launch, and absolutely superb tracking footage from the ground and also from the onboard cameras. Good work, NASA!

    Really hoping they keep showing plenty of video footage: leaving Earth; arriving at Mars; approaching entry; deployment and landing.
  • Khanivor 26 Nov 2011 15:29:54 40,765 posts
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    The rocket was incredibly bright and beautiful. Shook the pier I was standing on.

    So glad I saw that. FollowIng the mission from now on will be so much more personal.
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