STS-120/(10A) Update

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bdewoody

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I watch from near the marina at the north end of Titusville on U.S. 1. Since I'm off from work tomorrow I think I'll drive over from Orlando and watch the launch. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <em><font size="2">Bob DeWoody</font></em> </div>
 
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ozspace

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If anyone is interested, I will be watching from a hotel room in New Delhi, India! <br />I wish I was there, godspeed Discovery for a safe and successful flight!
 
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usn_skwerl

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been watching her quietly all night. shes venting, not sure if she's done being filled yet though. shes beautiful!! <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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bobblebob

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Nasa commentary guy just said someone camps out overnight to make sure everything is ok and nothing gets moved. Didnt quite catch it all tho. Does he camp out in the shuttle, or in the white room? <br /><br />He also said the cockpit is smaller in real life than it look on tv. It looks tiny on tv!
 
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usn_skwerl

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Power seats..awesome! lol!!<br /><br />Yeah, I didn't catch what he said really either. i think he said he camps in the whiteroom. I think I have heard of some astronauts sleeping in the shuttle overnight though...<br /><br />T-2hrs 8min <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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dougbaker

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I have never heard of anyone spending the night in the orbiter before launch. I am watching the coverage on my phone using a hi-fi connection and I am entering this post at the same time. Isn't technology great.
 
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rocketwatcher2001

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<font color="yellow">Seems to be a problem with clear ice forming</font><br /><br />I was wondering about that the other night, there was a lot of moisture in the air, rain, 100% humidity. Today is a lot better, but I'm wondering how much water gets soaked up by the ET itself when it rains as much as it has? Maybe nothing, I just don't know. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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earth_bound_misfit

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How long till launch now? The clocks showing 1.53, but isn't there build in holds? <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p> </p><p>----------------------------------------------------------------- </p><p>Wanna see this site looking like the old SDC uplink?</p><p>Go here to see how: <strong>SDC Eye saver </strong>  </p> </div>
 
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rocketwatcher2001

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1 hour, 50 minutes. It's going at 11:38 EST. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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superluminal

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I hope they solve the ice issue.<br /><br />Hatch closed.<br /><br />To any who know,<br /><br />Are the astronauts wearing a new versions of suits?<br />Information appreciated.<br /><br />Thanks in advance.<br /><br />The sky looks very blue to me. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><br /><strong><font size="3" color="#3366ff">Columbia and Challenger </font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="3" color="#3366ff">Starships of Heroes</font></strong></p> </div>
 
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rocketwatcher2001

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My preflight is complete. I've got ice in the cooler, my binoculars are next to the cooler, and I'm wearing my lucky hat. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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earth_bound_misfit

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Thanks Rocket, enjoy your viewing. I'll have to settle for the replays tomorrow on NASATV online :/ <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p> </p><p>----------------------------------------------------------------- </p><p>Wanna see this site looking like the old SDC uplink?</p><p>Go here to see how: <strong>SDC Eye saver </strong>  </p> </div>
 
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infinitestill

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We're on our way out to the launch site right now. Currently on I-4. We need directions for the best viewing site. Help please! We'll post high-res pictures tonight. Thanks gang! Ill continue to watch this post.
 
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robnissen

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A friend of a friend is one of the astronauts (Scott Parazynski). Scott got my friend VIP tickets and I just got off the phone with him, he told me that while there is not a cloud in the sky over the launch, there are some dark clouds over the Atlantic. I have mixed emotions about the weather, Scott and the rest of the astronauts are all set and will be very disappointed if its scrubbed for the day. On the other hand, I had to be at work today and could not go to Florida for the launch. But if it is pushed back by one day, I am going to meet my friend tonight, and I will be able to go to the launch tomorrow, although I won't have VIP tickets. We shall see.
 
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scottcarlin

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Does anyone know all the different sections/divisions that are talking?<br /><br />I hear all these acronyms but have no idea what they stand for.<br />
 
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bobblebob

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TD stands for Test Director. So LTD would be Launch Test Director, NTD would be Nasa Test Director and so on<br /><br />i think <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" />
 
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elguapoguano

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Uhhhh, is anyone else looking at a blank screen right now while trying to watch NASA TV? <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font color="#ff0000"><u><em>Don't let your sig line incite a gay thread ;>)</em></u></font> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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Updated launch time is 11:38:19 EDT<br /><br />40 minutes from now. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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