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Enforcer572005
07-26-2005, 09:09 AM
Ive been watching this stuff w/o fail since first Gemini misns (Mercury to,but i have no memory of it), and that view from the camera mounted on the nose of the external shuttle tank is the most spectacular site since we got to watch one of the lunar modules take off externally from the moon

I, along wiht the CNN guy, was amazed by the site of Discovery seperating, firing manuvering rockets,and clearing the tank. WOOOO http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

THey added that camera so they could see any debris falling from the tank, for obvious reasons.

i just wish they had shown the rest of it as the tank re-entered the atmosphere....i bet that was a fireworks show. maybe nasa will have a dnload of that on htier site...which is pretty good , if you have dsl, which i dont.

I just thought I'd mention how amazing that was-you could see the individual tiles, and it was surealistic watching as the wings of Discovery drifted out of site. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

womenfly
07-26-2005, 09:15 AM
Watched it all on the web .... awesome, just awesome! .... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Now replaying all the liftoff views.

<span class="ev_code_PINK">Watch LIVE TV coverage on your computer of the Discovery flight in real time. Open link below and click on: NASA TV.</span>

NASA TV (http://www.nasa.gov/home/index.html)

Dizz_
07-26-2005, 09:27 AM
The view of the separation gave me chills...absolutely fantastic. Godspeed Discovery.

Pirschjaeger
07-26-2005, 09:28 AM
Got links? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Fritz

Enforcer572005
07-26-2005, 09:34 AM
i just watched it on tv....just put nasa in a search engine and it will come right up.

i havent posted a link before, and im kinda in a hurry......the Enterprise is hailing me....

NorrisMcWhirter
07-26-2005, 01:28 PM
To be honest, I'm surprised it flew in the first place. The other week, I saw a news item where one of the engineers was saying something along the lines of, "...well, we've swapped out everything and we still have the problem...we thought we'd nailed it..."

There is a joke amongst engineers that, when a fuse blows, the clueless will simply replace the fuse and plug the device back in. If they are exceptionally clueless, they'll put a bigger fuse in. if they have a clue, they won't plug it in until they've found out why the fuse has blown.

Now, apply that to the shuttle engineer's comments and then think about the astronauts.

Ta,
Norris

F16_Neo
07-26-2005, 01:42 PM
http://www.nasa.gov/returntoflight/main/index.html
Why why oh why did it just have to be realplayer...
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

NorrisMcWhirter
07-26-2005, 01:48 PM
Google for something called 'real alternative'; this is a free, non-nightmare version to replace the monstrosity that is realplayer.

I've used it and it didn't trip any adware progs.

Ta,
Norris

WarWolfe_1
07-26-2005, 03:54 PM
Originally posted by NorrisMcWhirter:
To be honest, I'm surprised it flew in the first place. The other week, I saw a news item where one of the engineers was saying something along the lines of, "...well, we've swapped out everything and we still have the problem...we thought we'd nailed it..."

There is a joke amongst engineers that, when a fuse blows, the clueless will simply replace the fuse and plug the device back in. If they are exceptionally clueless, they'll put a bigger fuse in. if they have a clue, they won't plug it in until they've found out why the fuse has blown.

Now, apply that to the shuttle engineer's comments and then think about the astronauts.

Ta,
Norris

ROTFLMAO!!!!



Really though.....It was 1 of 4 sensors, only 2 were needed, the other 2 are back up.

Dash_C.
07-26-2005, 11:08 PM
Went down to the beach this morning and watched my first shuttle launch.

That's the coolest thing I've seen all day.