STS-120/(10A) Update

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rocketwatcher2001

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<font color="yellow">We need directions for the best viewing site.</font><br /><br />To avoid all of the traffic jams on US 1 and Rt. 50 and 405. Take I-95 to exit 215, which is Rt. 50 East. Get on Rt. 50 east for just a 1/4 mile or so, and turn left at the big intersection on South Street, which is Rt. 405. Most everybody else will either turn right or go straight. Go about a mile to Park ave and turn right and go about 1/2 mile until you get to Knox Mcray, turn right. Keep on Knox Mcray for 2 or 3 miles, and turn left just after you cross the railroad track, on Hopkins, it runs paralel to US1. Keep going north about 2 miles, you will pass 1 big shopping mall on your right, that's Searstown, don't turn there, but keep going until you get to the second shopping mall, which is Miracle City Mall with the J.C. Penny's. Turn into that parking lot, it's huge and never fills up on launch day. find a place to park, and walk across US 1 to the big open field on the riverside, it's as good as anywhere else, and you didn't have to pay for parking and you can get back to I-95 the same way you came, without any bad traffic.<br /><br />Enjoy the launch! <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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robnissen

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At Cape Canaveral, NASA just announced (quote): "The ice is disappating, i.e., melting." My friend told me that there is a big dark cloud right over the launch site. We shall see.
 
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jimfromnsf

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"Nasa commentary guy just said someone camps out overnight to make sure everything is ok and nothing gets moved."<br /><br />It is an ASP that stays in the cockpit the whole time
 
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infinitestill

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Thanks for the outstanding directions! We're on the 528 heading to 95 now. Almost there. Launch still scheduled for 1138? eep! Hurrying.
 
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MeteorWayne

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Ice issue resolved; it has disappated.<br /><br />Weather all clear.<br />RTL and TAL sites OK as well.<br /><br />All Polls clear so far. <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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MeteorWayne

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Hold has ended:<br /><br />T- 9:00 and counting..... <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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MeteorWayne

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Retraction of access arm <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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usn_skwerl

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Ive been awake since 1 pm EST yesterday to see this launch. <br /><br />T-7:30<br /><br />orbiter arm retract!!!!! <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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6:00 <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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MeteorWayne

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Fox News Channel is covering live. NASA TV online is about 45 seconds delayed. <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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usn_skwerl

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hope she got a hug before she was closed out. the ol' girl needs it. <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /><br /><br />5:45 <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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phaze

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Unfortunately on FOX you have to listen to some of the dumbest announcing EVER.<br /><br /><img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" />
 
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MeteorWayne

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T-4:00 <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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MeteorWayne

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Actually, they are better than the other news channels. I hate to admit it. <br /><br />For dumbest announcer, see Jay Barberee on MSNBC <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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usn_skwerl

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here we go boys, get your beverages and lucky gear ready!!!<br /><br />3:30 to go!! <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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T-1:00 <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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MeteorWayne

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Engine start <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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MeteorWayne

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Thar she goes!!! <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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MeteorWayne

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SRB's away <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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MeteorWayne

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MAin Engine Cutoff. Excelleent.<br /><br />External Tank Sep confirmed. <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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MeteorWayne

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BTW, the reason I like fox coverage. There were no annoucers to listen to!!<br /><br />They carried live NASA audio only all the way through MECO and ET Sep. <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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bobblebob

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Great launch. i noticed a couple of peices of form fall off the ET and narrowly miss the orbitor
 
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thermionic

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<br />Congratulations to all involved, and Godspeed to the crew!
 
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