STS-131 Pre Launch Discussion (April 5,6:21 AM EDT)

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EarthlingX

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They are coming out, going to the space-van.

They took some photos on the pad, and are now getting in the Shuttle.

Commander Dex boarding first.
 
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MeteorWayne

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Yes, lag on NASA TV on my pooter is 2 1/2 minutes :(

Anyhoo, everyone is aboard, Comm checks complete, time to button up the hatches.
 
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MeteorWayne

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Yes, like any other media outlet, they talk too much...like over the NASA TV voice feed that I want to litsen to :(

BTW, at launch time, in the US, Fox News Channel knows that they don't know what they are talking about, so usually plays the NASA TV feed in real time for about 4 minutes on either side of the launch with their mouths shut.
 
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MeteorWayne

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Updated launch time 6:21:25 EDT (10:21:25 UTC/GMT), window closes at 6:27:15.
 
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MeteorWayne

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Factoids...At launch, the ISS will be over the Atlantic SW of Ireland

SRB burnout and Separation is at 2:05, Main Engine Cutoff at 8:25. Launch orbit is 136 X 36 Nautical Miles.
 
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MeteorWayne

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Range is currently NO GO due to a failed "command encoder verifier. Not known yet if this will affect scheduled launch.
 
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MeteorWayne

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System is partially working (one of redundant sources), so range is now GO.
 
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MeteorWayne

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Access arm retracted. I with that spaceflightnow crew would STF up.
 
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3488

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Good Morning,

I am now 41, getting old, this will be a nice birthday present if she goes OK.

Video is not working for me, but is being covered live on BBC TV.

Andrew.
 
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EarthlingX

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You can listen sound from NASA, and watch it on spaceflightnow ..
 
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