STS-122 Updates (part two)

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bobblebob

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Yeah i wonder how many people watch the whole countdown like us. Even when the comms is just acronym after acronym that i dont understand, i still love listening to it <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" />
 
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Official target time is now 2:45:30 EST (19:45:30 UT) <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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thereiwas

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Somehow ArianeSpace manages to do an interesting live TV coverage of a launch.
 
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MeteorWayne

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The more you listen, the more you learn what they mean <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /><br /><br />Really, we get a lot of detail about what is going on that was not available during the Apollo era. <br /><br />Edit: And I admit I did not get up at 4:45 AM my time (EST) to see if tanking was proceeding.<br />I figured I'd just find out at 8AM when control of the computer returned to me. <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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thor06

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"Nobody but us has even turned on the channel yet"<br /><br />lol..... i hope not. Does Neilson do fractions? <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p> <font color="#0000ff">                           www.watchnasatv.com</font></p><p>                          ONE PERCENT FOR NASA! </p> </div>
 
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<font color="orange">Looks like the weather is improving</font><br /><br />From Spaceflightnow.com. Justin Ray.<br /><br />1809 GMT (1:09 p.m. EST)<br /><br />NASA Administrator Mike Griffin, in an interview with CBS News today, said he remains <br />optimistic the agency can complete the international space station and retire the <br />shuttle as planned by the end of fiscal 2010 despite recent delays to recover from <br />hail damage and problems with critical fuel sensors. <br /><br />Read our full storyhere. <br /><br />1806 GMT (1:06 p.m. EST)<br /><br />Crew module leak checks have been completed successfully. <br /><br />1753 GMT (12:53 p.m. EST)<br /><br />The shuttle's crew compartment hatch is confirmed to be closed and latched for flight. <br /><br />1750 GMT (12:50 p.m. EST)<br /><br />Now passing the T-minus 1 hour mark in the countdown. Two scheduled holds <br />are planned at T-minus 20 minutes and T-minus 9 minutes, leading to the target <br />liftoff time of 2:45:30 p.m. EST. <br /><br />The final pre-flight alignment of Atlantis' guidance system inertial measurement units <br />is underway. <br /><br />1746 GMT (12:46 p.m. EST)<br /><br />Just two hours remain until the planned liftoff time. The "go" was just given to close <br />Atlantis' crew module hatch for launch. <br /><br />1743 GMT (12:43 p.m. EST)<br /><br />Atlantis' crew module hatch is being closed for launch. <br /><br />1743 GMT (12:43 p.m. EST)<br /><br />Launch weather officer Kathy Winters has added a little bit of optimism about the forecast <br />and the odds of acceptable conditions at 2:45 p.m. today have increased from <br />30 percent to 40 percent.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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LOL, they's need scientific notation for the fractions until the last hour or two....and there ain't no Neilsen meter on my TV <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" /> <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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I assume you are home from work and your computer is purring along Andrew? <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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I am & it is indeed. <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /><br /><br />Looking forward to this. Looks like the launch will be hapenning. The weather is <br />definately improving at the Cape & Atlantis is just looking absolutely fantastic right now. <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" /><br />--------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />From Spaceflightnow.com Justin Ray.<br /><br />1812 GMT (1:12 p.m. EST)<br /><br />The ground pyro initiator controllers (PICs) are scheduled to be powered up <br />around this time in the countdown. They are used to fire the solid rocket hold-down <br />posts, liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen tail service mast and external tank vent <br />arm system pyros at liftoff and the space shuttle main engine hydrogen gas burn <br />system prior to engine ignition. <br /><br />The shuttle's two Master Events Controllers are being tested. They relay the <br />commands from the shuttle's computers to ignite, and then separate the boosters <br />and external tank during launch. <br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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bobblebob

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"The more you listen, the more you learn what they mean"<br /><br />Yeah ive picked up more and more everytime i listen. i was at work for the tanking but kept getting on a PC with Internet access just to check those damn ECO sensors were behaving
 
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thor06

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"The more you listen, the more you learn what they mean<br /><br />Really, we get a lot of detail about what is going on that was not available during the Apollo era. "<br /><br />Very true, and the cameras onboard the vehicle and station are incredible. <br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p> <font color="#0000ff">                           www.watchnasatv.com</font></p><p>                          ONE PERCENT FOR NASA! </p> </div>
 
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MeteorWayne

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Regarding the weather, it's gonna be a crapshoot.<br /><br />Currently, from what I see there are no showers upstream that would be a problem, however in the current environment one could pop nearby at any time.<br /><br />If things work out, you only need a clear 10 minute window, but it will be close.<br /><br />T- 20:00 and holding, about 1 hour and 15 minutes until launch.<br /><br /> <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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*getting goose bumps* I hope they get to go! <br /><br />plus Dan needs a ride home! geez <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p> <font color="#0000ff">                           www.watchnasatv.com</font></p><p>                          ONE PERCENT FOR NASA! </p> </div>
 
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Aha, a secret decoder ring.<br /><br />Then again, it doesn't list APU <img src="/images/icons/frown.gif" /> <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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I'm sure they do too! <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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That is so true Thor06.<br /><br />Love the onboard cameras & film of the launches from them. Are any available on DVD, does<br />anyone know???<br />=====================================================<br />From Spaceflightnow.com Justin Ray.<br /><br />1830 GMT (1:30 p.m. EST)<br /><br />T-minus 20 minutes and holding. The countdown has paused for a 10-minute built-in hold. <br />Launch is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. EST. Everything is going smoothly with the <br />countdown and current weather conditions are still looking good. <br /><br />During this built-in hold, all computer programs in Firing Room 4 of the Complex 39 <br />Launch Control Center will be verified to ensure that the proper programs are <br />available for the countdown; the landing convoy status will be verified and the landing <br />sites will be checked to support an abort landing during launch today; the Inertial <br />Measurement Unit preflight alignment will be verified completed; and preparations <br />are made to transition the orbiter onboard computers to Major Mode 101 upon <br />coming out of the hold. This configures the computer memory to a terminal <br />countdown configuration. <br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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thor06

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I bet the astronauts heart rates really start climbing as we get closer! <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p> <font color="#0000ff">                           www.watchnasatv.com</font></p><p>                          ONE PERCENT FOR NASA! </p> </div>
 
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thor06

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Love the onboard cameras & film of the launches from them. Are any available on DVD, does<br />anyone know??? <br /><br />If not I'll store em' and burn them for ya. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p> <font color="#0000ff">                           www.watchnasatv.com</font></p><p>                          ONE PERCENT FOR NASA! </p> </div>
 
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Note I have started a Mission thread, that should not be used until after launch.<br />There's plenty of room here for the climb uphill. <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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T - 20:00 and counting! <br /><br />Next hold at T- 9:00 until 9 minutes before launch. <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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one hour to launch.... <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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thor06

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MC "may I have your attention please!"<br /><br />who was he talking to? <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p> <font color="#0000ff">                           www.watchnasatv.com</font></p><p>                          ONE PERCENT FOR NASA! </p> </div>
 
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bobblebob

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Dunno but he scared me at first <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" />
 
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MeteorWayne

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Good question???<br /><br />Must have been the folks in the room? <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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