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User currently offlinepropilot83 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 596 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4512 times:

I cant believe they pushed back the STS-133 launch of Space Shuttle Discovery from 09-16 to November 1, 2010. Now we gotta wait even longer, no shuttle launch next month I guess  http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/launch/index.html

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User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1295 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3916 times:
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Quoting propilot83 (Thread starter):
I cant believe they pushed back the STS-133 launch of Space Shuttle Discovery from 09-16 to November 1, 2010. Now we gotta wait even longer, no shuttle launch next month I guess

Operational reasons and safety consideration trump all other reasons. Launching a space shuttle is a complex process and there is a tremendous attention to detail before a launch is approved and executed. There is no "go fever".

Here is Discovery on most likely her last lift.


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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3504 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3878 times:
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Quoting eksath (Reply 1):
Here is Discovery on most likely her last lift.

She'll get another on to the back of the SCA, maybe two if she has to land at Edwards...  



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User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1295 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3855 times:
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Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 2):
She'll get another on to the back of the SCA, maybe two if she has to land at Edwards...

It is not the same type of lift as what she undergoes for a lift for mating with the rest of the stack. Usually when we say lift it means the big one i.e. this.



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3504 posts, RR: 0
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Quoting eksath (Reply 3):
It is not the same type of lift as what she undergoes for a lift for mating with the rest of the stack. Usually when we say lift it means the big one i.e. this.

Trust me the lift on to or off the back of the SCA is a big one, especially when done away from Palmdale or KSC.



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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3504 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3805 times:
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Certainly not the last lift but probably the last rotation to vertical....


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We'll be seeing more lifts like this one soon... Unfortunately...

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Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3568 times:
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As Discovery heads towards retirement at the Smithsonian there will be a lot of "lasts". This is one such one. Her last scheduled rollout for STS 133 in Nov.

Enjoy

The whole series is here:

http://www.atapattu.net/sts133rollout/atapattu00.html


This is just one:

http://www.atapattu.net/sts133rollout/4A6U8540S2aaready10.jpg



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