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STS-134 Shuttle Mission to the International Space Station Launches Monday 16th @ 13:56 BST

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Cosimo, 17 Apr 2011.

  1. Cosimo

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    EDIT: Endeavour will now launch on Monday, May 16 at 13:56 BST (08:56 EDT).

    Coming up on the Royal Wedding bank holiday:

    I’m sure that many of you will want to watch this. Scheduled for launch at 20:47 BST on Friday 29th of April (15:47 EDT).

    Here is where to watch it:

    The new NASA TV link

    NASA TV in HD on UStream

    The Spaceflight Now link

    Another 1200kbps stream​

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  2. VaderDSL

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    Is this the revised launch date to avoid the Soyuz launch? Not sure if it's already launched.
     
  3. Six7th

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    Thanks for the reminder! I will make sure I don't miss it this time...missed the launch by a couple of minutes before :(
     
  4. lcg

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    Thanks for the heads up. I will definitely be watching this.
     
  5. scrlk

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    Thanks for the heads up as well. :)
     
  6. Cosimo

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    It is the revised date (was planned for 19th) for STS-134 launch. Progress 41P will leave the ISS on the 22nd and Progress 42P will be launching on the 27th and arriving on the 29th. STS-134 will dock with ISS on the 1st of May so avoiding the Russian traffic.
     
  7. VaderDSL

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    Ah nice one cheers :)
     
  8. Cosimo

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    A little bit of history:



     
  9. Cosimo

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    While we wait for tomorrow’s press conference let’s go back to Endeavour's maiden flight, STS-49 all the back to 1992.

    Departure for Kennedy May 2, 1991:

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    Lift-off, May 7, 1992:

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    Capturing INTELSAT VI:

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  10. Cosimo

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    Today’s snippet is the Endeavour Tribute:

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    See the full size image.
     
  11. Metalface Mark

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    That would make a nice wallpaper - not as nice as my signed Al Bean painting i use, but nice enough :p
     
  12. mctiny

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    Even in space terms that's quite some traffic up there.

    As always another top thread Simulatorman:D
     
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  13. Cosimo

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    We knew it but official confirmation that we are go for Friday week:


    More history, STS-61 with Endeavour on the first Hubble space telescope servicing mission in 1993:

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  14. ncjok

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    The Space Shuttle (Narrated by William Shatner)

    *wipes eyes* Absolutely beautiful.
     
  15. mctiny

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  16. Merlin5

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    I'll be watching it, sod the wedding :p
     
  17. Marine Iguana

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    Almost forgot
     
  18. Marine Iguana

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    dp
     
  19. Cosimo

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    More Endeavour history. On STS-126 Endeavour had to land at Edwards Air Force Base due to bad weather. Here is the return journey to Kennedy Space Center:



     
  20. PermaBanned

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    So what launches are we most looking forward to this year? Juno for me, not that i know all of them but still ;)