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Nasa is preparing to launch its Endeavour shuttle one last time.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13225009

Launch is in about 6 hours from the writing of this post. You can watch the launch live on NASA TV:


http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

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Due to a failure in the APU's, the launch has been scrubbed for a minimum of 72 hours.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sh...ain/index.html
Edited by Floy - 4/29/11 at 11:00am
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Hope the weather holds... It's brightened up a bit behind the pad since this morning and there's even a bit of blue peaking through
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there's no way they are going to launch... here it is 13mph winds with 18mph gusts and rain is headed north since wind is coming from the south
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there's no way they are going to launch... here it is 13mph winds with 18mph gusts and rain is headed north since wind is coming from the south
The conditions at KSC are currently within constraints and if anything it appears to be getting better.

Florida weather is very unexpected too, it could suddenly all clear up in 5 minutes.
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The conditions at KSC are currently within constraints and if anything it appears to be getting better.

Florida weather is very unexpected too, it could suddenly all clear up in 5 minutes.
I understand, and I do hope it launches. I'm sitting out here in a lawn chair drinking a beer, browsing the internets with my 3G "wifis"
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awwwwwww
no launch today
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Mission scrubbed for 48 hours, 2 APU heaters went down. Great, had just settled in.
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Got home from my driving lesson excited for launch. Went straight back to my rig and turned the screen on to see "LAUNCH ATTEMPT SCRUBBED"

Bleh. Bloody APU heaters

Hopefully it's nothing serious and there can be another launch attempt in a few days, not a few months like Discovery...
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Originally Posted by Harrier View Post
Got home from my driving lesson excited for launch. Went straight back to my rig and turned the screen on to see "LAUNCH ATTEMPT SCRUBBED"

Bleh. Bloody APU heaters

Hopefully it's nothing serious and there can be another launch attempt in a few days, not a few months like Discovery...
They go by windows for orbits and other fancy stuff i dont know. Read the next possible launch is may.
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if it was the ENTERPRISE it would have launched. Stop using second rate shuttles
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