[Nasa] return to flight: live coverage


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SuperJediMedia

Dude. CNN says the Weather is bad, and only 40% chance of liftoff.

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Stonkwell Bogtrotter

It's also on Sky News Active (Ch 501) and BBCi (Ch 507) in the UK on digital satelitte. (Y)

On BBC News 24, press red to get the selection screen.

However, there is a better fullscreen feed on Sky News Active now.

On Sky News (Ch 501) press the red button. Select "Sky News Active". Scroll right to the NASA feed, press Select. When you see the feed, press 0 (zero) to get fullscreen, however you get that really really annoying ticker taking up one 5th of the screen Grrrrrrr.

Can you get rid of that annoying ticker?

Yes you can :)

When on fullscreen, press 7, and scroll left once until you see the word "off" highlighted in red. Press Select. This will get rid of the ticker :)

Enjoy the fullscreen high quality feed from NASA tv (Y)

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Koding

I'm at Cape Canaveral right now anxiously awaiting the launch. As I look out the window in my office I see nice blue skies. Hopefully they will stay and we'll have an on-time launch.

Go Discovery!!

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Dane

They also just said they have a problem with the shuttle, they are seeing if it can still launch.

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[bear]

There will be no shuttle launch today. It has been scrubbed!

they had fuel light malfunctions.

source: the live feed

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Stonkwell Bogtrotter

Just announced Launch now postponed

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SuperJediMedia

That's Ok, Better safe than sorry!

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[bear]

it must suck to spend all those hours getting into those space suits just to get back out of them because of a fuel light malfunction.

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Koding

Bummer...they just gave us the news out here...

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P!P

It won't fly and if they can't get it up by August 1, we'll have to wait until September.

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[bear]

they might try again tomorrow if its just a minor sensor problem

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SuperJediMedia

I am very skeptical

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SuperJediMedia

Press conf. at 4:30

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j.r.l.
Press conf. at 4:30

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According to the NASA TV thing, yes...

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valhalla_rk

its okay that they postponed it.

if that ensure (or make the flight safer) that the columbia disaster will never occur again.

as JediXAngel said:

"Better safe than sorry"

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Deactivated Account

is 56K all NASA can do for Video??

thats sad...

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SuperJediMedia

NO sooner than Monday, now.

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llbbl
NO sooner than Monday, now.

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I posted this in the other thread, but I figure I should post it here also.

During the briefing, Space Shuttle Program Deputy Manager Wayne Hale said the most optimistic possibility for the next launch attempt could be as early as this Saturday, July 16.

http://www.nasa.gov/returntoflight/main/index.html

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Nashy
Next Launch Attempt No Earlier Than Saturday

13 July 2005, 5:10 p.m. EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. ? The next launch attempt to launch space shuttle Discovery will be no earlier than 2:40 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 16th ? at best case.

At a post-scrub press conference, NASA mission managers described today?s low fuel sensor problem in the shuttle?s liquid hydrogen tank as an ?unexplained anomaly?, intermittent in nature. The sensor, one of four in the external tank, showed indications of being stuck in the ?wet? position ? meaning that it would not have properly relayed information if the tank?s liquid hydrogen supply was nearing depletion.

The launch team is now draining the huge external tank of its propellant load of 526,000 gallons of liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen and will watch how the sensors react as the tank is drained. Mission managers will meet tomorrow and hope to have some understanding of the problem by Thursday evening.

NASA launch director Mike Leinbach conceded that if technicians are required to enter the External Tank to troubleshoot the problem, he would prefer that the vehicle be rolled back into the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). He called such a procedure ?invasive? and acknowledged that it has never been attempted at the launch pad. A rollback to the VAB would seriously impact NASA?s attempt to get Discovery into orbit before this month?s launch window closes on July 31st.

The seven Discovery astronauts will remain at the Kennedy Space Center for the time being ? that status could change if the launch attempt slips beyond Saturday.

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if anyone wants to watch NASA T.V. go here

http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll...419841049082390

or

mms://mudwmle016.bcst.mud.yahoo.com/bcenc202039?StreamID=16806044&sg_id=49573&b=5ksfcel1dbkas42d5d478&Segment=149773&RegID=44419841049082390&ru=MozillaMSIE&CG_ID=1369081

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