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User currently offlinepropilot83 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 598 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4553 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, 1304 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3957 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, 3523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3919 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, 1304 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3896 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, 3523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 23 hours ago) and read 3854 times:
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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, 3523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 22 hours ago) and read 3846 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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User currently offlineeksath From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1304 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (3 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 3609 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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