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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>We're PAL up here too in old Blighty!!!!!!!!!.I'm watching on NASA TV & yes it's looks good. Sunset approx 30 minutes ago at Canaveral. Can tell with that, Canaveral's tropical location, its already pretty dark so soon after sunset. From here now (UK), were getting the longer twilights, although the sun is setting quite early, it takes a while for it to get properly dark. White Room, in process of closing up the hatch. Less than two hours to launch.Andrew Brown.&nbsp; <br />Posted by 3488</DIV></p><p>&nbsp;You staying up to watch the launch Andrew? I was up for work at 6:15 this morning but going to stay up until 1am to see the launch.</p><p>http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/290560main_rss-lg_full.jpg</p><p>&nbsp;Wallpaper picture while we wait for the launch<br /></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>&nbsp;<font color="#ff0000">You staying up to watch the launch Andrew? I was up for work at 6:15 this morning but going to stay up until 1am to see the launch.<font color="#000080">http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/290560main_rss-lg_full.jpgWallpaper picture</font> while we wait for the launch <br /> Posted by bobble_bob</font></DIV></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Hi bobblebob,</strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>I was up at 6:30 this morning, so similar to you. Yes indeed I am. Had a few coffees & watching the coverage at the moment. Will try & not miss launch.</strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Looks good, no real issues at the moment.</strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Andrew Brown.&nbsp;</strong></font></p> <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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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>&nbsp;I think they started soldering the connectors on those sensors, which has cleaned up the problem.&nbsp;SK <br /> Posted by SpaceKiwi</DIV></p><p>I think they switched from the ECO sensors to the Delux sensors <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-wink.gif" border="0" alt="Wink" title="Wink" /> </p> <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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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>&nbsp;You staying up to watch the launch Andrew? I was up for work at 6:15 this morning but going to stay up until 1am to see the launch.http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/290560main_rss-lg_full.jpgWallpaper picture while we wait for the launch <br /> Posted by bobble_bob</DIV></p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; Great picture bob, thanks!&nbsp; It is my desktop background now.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; I'm already getting goose bumps.&nbsp; Every launch is so exciting!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I just finished re-vamping the improvements page of the website, more of a list of ideas now, in place of my rant.&nbsp; It includes a kudos page, one of the big improvements deserving thanks.... <strong>launch coverage!</strong> It really is so much better than it was.&nbsp; Though some on camera folks still seem a bit nervous being on TV.</p><p><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-laughing.gif" border="0" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" /> </p> <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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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'><font color="#3366ff">We're PAL down here (thankfully).</font> <br /><strong>Posted by earth_bound_misfit</strong></DIV></p><p>Thanks for the input, Guys!&nbsp; Undertook the easiest option and upgraded from Media Player 9 to 11, and it's now going like a bought one!&nbsp; Okay, back to the continuing coverage before one of these new Mods gives me a clip round the ear.&nbsp; <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-laughing.gif" border="0" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>SK</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em><font size="2" color="#ff0000">Who is this superhero?  Henry, the mild-mannered janitor ... could be!</font></em></p><p><em><font size="2">-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</font></em></p><p><font size="5">Bring Back The Black!</font></p> </div>
 
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<p><font size="2"><strong>T -95'.&nbsp;</strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Andrew Brown.&nbsp;</strong></font></p> <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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<p>I've got my lucky hat, lots of bug spray.....I'm all set to head out the the river to meet some friends.</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><font size="2"><strong>Undergoing hatch seal & pressure checking. Looking good, no problems to report.</strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Carrier Panel has been attached.</strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Endeavour Crew & Launch Control just cross checked. Looking good.</strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Hatch has been fully closed out.</strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Weather violation probability reduced to 20%.&nbsp;</strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Andrew Brown.&nbsp;</strong></font></p> <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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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>I've got my lucky hat, lots of bug spray.....I'm all set to head out the the river to meet some friends. <br />Posted by rocketwatcher2001</DIV><br /><br />It's raining and overcast here, so I guess I won't get to see it drive past this evening. Oh well, I'm more than happy to watch on TV as long as she goes up.</p><p>BTW, for US viewers, be aware the NASA TV online feed is ~ 45 seconds delayed. So when it gets to launch time for higher quality and more real time views, I suggest checking CSPAN if they cover it. No commentary, we can just listen. Among the cable news networks, I recommend Fox News since they tend to have longer coverage and keep their mouths shut. CNN and MSNBC talk way too much, mostly with people who don't know what they are looking at. If I throw something at the TV I might break the tube, which would be bad.</p><p>I doubt any of the over air networks will cover it live (CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX) though it's always possible, but I haven't heard of a forecast for snow in hell, so I doubt it.</p><p>IF I have time I will push a last minute message about who is covering it, but when it comes to crunch time, my priority is to watch, not post, so no one should count on that.</p><p>Latest weather update is 80% go conditions with less than an hour and a half to go.</p><p>MW</p> <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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<p>"CNN and MSNBC talk way too much, mostly with people who don't know what they are looking at</p><p>The always tend to have some astronomy guy in the UK talking over the footage. Never occurs to them that astronomy and launching shuttles have very little in common. To them its both "space" so they think they're</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><strong><font size="2">You would'nt chuck stuff at the television if reporters are talking nonsense would you Wayne?????????? </font></strong><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/3/14/43b6d666-643f-4885-9e3e-fe3aa2d5a874.Medium.gif" alt="" />&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong><font size="2"><img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/Content/images/store/9/12/59687370-a6c3-4fbd-9c92-82a81f9c23c9.Medium.gif" alt="" /></font></strong><br /><strong></strong><strong><font size="2">#</font></strong><strong><font size="2"><br /> </font></strong></p><p><font size="2"><strong>White Room has been closed out. </strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>T -20' put on hold (launch is 70' away now). </strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>No problems to report.&nbsp;</strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Andrew Brown.&nbsp;</strong></font></p> <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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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'><font color="#ff0000">"CNN and MSNBC talk way too much, mostly with people who don't know what they are looking atThe always tend to have some astronomy guy in the UK talking over the footage. Never occurs to them that astronomy and launching shuttles have very little in common. To them its both "space" so they think they're <br /> Posted by bobble_bob</font></DIV></p><p><strong><font size="2">Hi bobble_bob&nbsp;</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">Astronomy & a Shuttle Launch are indeed very different, but many astronomers, certainly not all, have a good understanding of launches & what's involved.&nbsp;</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">I would rather have an Astronomer reporting a Shuttle launch than a clueless journalist reading stuff from a script & making blindingly obvious comments.</font></strong></p><p><strong><font size="2">Andrew Brown.&nbsp;</font></strong></p> <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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<p>Great SARJ demo just then on Nasatv</p><p>Did they ever find out the cause for the SARJ problems over the past year?</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><font size="2"><strong>Countdown resumed. T-19' (launch 63' away now).</strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Andrew Brown.&nbsp;</strong></font></p> <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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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Great SARJ demo just then on NasatvDid they ever find out the cause for the SARJ problems over the past year? <br /> Posted by bobble_bob</DIV><br />&nbsp; Yeah that was cool, lots of good stuff today.</p><p>Weather looks good....Love the camera shots with the moon!</p> <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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<p>What a cool shot with the orange near full moon above the shuttle on the pad. I wish I had time to save it. Hopefully Ben got that shot. It was a classic!!!</p> <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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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>What a cool shot with the orange near full moon above the shuttle on the pad. I wish I had time to save it. Hopefully Ben got that shot. It was a classic!!! <br /> Posted by MeteorWayne</DIV><br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Yeah great shots!&nbsp; I definitely recorded it.</p><p>The water recycling system demo was cool.&nbsp; lol "A little bit of you in there? " He said. &nbsp; Hehe....&nbsp; </p><p><strong>23 min left in hold</strong></p><p><strong>all looks good! </strong></p> <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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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Yeah great shots!&nbsp; I definitely recorded it.The water recycling system demo was cool.&nbsp; lol "A little bit of you in there? " He said. &nbsp; Hehe....&nbsp; 23 min left in holdall looks good! <br />Posted by thor06</DIV><br /><br />Thats one peice of equipment you&nbsp;dont want to fail on orbit&nbsp;;)</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p>Some kind of an issue, I didn't hear the detail. Some door (I assume not the STS hatch) not properly locked down. Perhaps in the white room?</p><p>Did anyone hear more details than I did?</p> <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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<p>w00t made it in time!&nbsp; I'm passing a BevMos booze trip and waiting in line for Quantum of Solace for this haha!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Now after a day of horrible tests I can finally relax and watch a good shuttle take safely to orbit!&nbsp; Hope I didn't miss all the good commentary. </p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><strong><font color="#ff0000">I don't think I'm alone when I say, "I hope more planets fall under the ruthless domination of Earth!"</font></strong></p><p><font color="#0000ff">SDC Boards: Power by PLuck - Ph**king Luck</font></p> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Some kind of an issue, I didn't hear the detail. Some door (I assume not the STS hatch) not properly locked down. Perhaps in the white room?Did anyone hear more details than I did? <br />Posted by MeteorWayne</DIV></p><p>&nbsp;From what i heard, someone didnt latch a door correctly and its flapping around in there. Its not the hatch door i know that, maybe just a cover for a door or something. They have changed channel to discuss it tho<br /></p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'><font color="#ff0000">What a cool shot with the orange near full moon above the shuttle on the pad. I wish I had time to save it. Hopefully Ben got that shot. It was a classic!!! <br /> Posted by MeteorWayne</font></DIV></p><p><font size="2"><strong>It certainly was Wayne. I expect Ben Cooper got it. &nbsp;</strong></font></p><p>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#ff0000">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Yeah great shots!&nbsp; I definitely recorded it.The water recycling system demo was cool.&nbsp; lol "A little bit of you in there? " He said. &nbsp; Hehe....&nbsp; 23 min left in holdall looks good! <br /> Posted by thor06</font></DIV></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Go / No Go callouts all agreed Launch is still for Go. </strong></font></p><p><font size="2"><strong>Andrew Brown.&nbsp;</strong></font></p> <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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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>&nbsp;From what i heard, someone didnt latch a door correctly and its flapping around in there. Its not the hatch door i know that, maybe just a cover for a door or something. They have changed channel to discuss it tho <br /> Posted by bobble_bob</DIV></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp; I think it's a "we will just deal with a mess" and move on.....I hope &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><font size="2"><strong>"we're go!" </strong></font></p> <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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SPE said No Go but seems the issue isnt a restraint for launch now <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>&nbsp;From what i heard, someone didnt latch a door correctly and its flapping around in there. Its not the hatch door i know that, maybe just a cover for a door or something. They have changed channel to discuss it tho <br />Posted by bobble_bob</DIV></p><p>Issue of possible door flopping around in white room &nbsp;becomming a fod issue turing assent, go for launch</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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