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Watch The Suttle Launch Live Tonight!

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« on: March 15, 2009, 02:23:05 pm »

Quick heads up. The space shuttle discovery is due to launch at 7.43 PM EDT (before midnight our time?) and the event will be live on NASA TV. Very much worth watching due to the 'wow factor' of these spectacular and unpredictable launches. Weather looks fine at the moment. Here's the link to the NASA TV public channel.

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

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2009, 03:00:57 pm »

Yep, it looks like a "go" for tonight! I think you're right Martin - EDT = GMT-4h so it should be 2343 GMT - the Americans change their clocks before us. Should be a good one, being a night launch!
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2009, 04:38:35 pm »

And of course, tomorrow evening is looking good weatherwise - we should be able to see the chase!
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2009, 07:14:23 pm »

He He He...I'm getting excited by both prospects. Great to have something new to photograph  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 12:17:46 am »

Keep an eye out for the plume. Discovery will launch approx 15 mins after local sunset so the plume should be illuminated by the Sun after it reaches a certain altitude.
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009, 10:22:52 am »

An excellent launch - well worth staying up for. My theory about the plume was right Smiley

http://www.spaceweather.com/swpod2009/16mar09/Adam-Bojanowski1.jpg?PHPSESSID=815vgeli8q7ra056k3di4df122
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2009, 01:39:57 pm »

I watched it on this computer but had to continually restart it. In the end I nipped downstairs to see if it was on News 24-
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2009, 05:25:02 pm »

I watched the launch and it was a beauty. Seen the plume images on SW too and they looked almost NLC-like in colour.

My Dad is in Florida and watched the launch and even got some images!  Smiley
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