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Anyone Else Going To Discovery's Last Launch?

Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:04 pm

My daughter and I are leaving most likely this evening to attend the last launch of the shuttle Discovery. We plan to watch the launch from Spaceview Park as we decided a bit late to attend and tickets for the causeway and KSC are long gone. Should get there around 10am or so.
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RE: Anyone Else Going To Discovery's Last Launch?

Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:03 pm

I'll be there. Have fun, Dxing! I was thinking of heading to Space View Park this evening myself with a tripod and try to get Discovery bathed in the xenon lights.
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RE: Anyone Else Going To Discovery's Last Launch?

Tue Nov 02, 2010 5:54 pm

Welp, I'm holding off. I got word from a close-in source that one of the main engine controllers just got fried in a high-voltage transient. That'll definitely be a scrub, and it'll probably be a multi-day scrub.  

Edit to add: Now it doesn't appear that serious. Ah, and I'm conflicted. I think I'll head that way, and if it scrubs, I'll just head back.

[Edited 2010-11-02 11:43:34]
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RE: Anyone Else Going To Discovery's Last Launch?

Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:34 pm

I had heard on the top of the hour news that there was a problem as well. Oh well too late now. I'd lose a days room fee if I called at this point. No launch, no problem, just a day on the beach. We'll not get in until late this evening but Spaceview park for sure tomorrow unless they scrub. Will you be there tomorrow?
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RE: Anyone Else Going To Discovery's Last Launch?

Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:38 pm

Quoting dxing (Reply 3):
I had heard on the top of the hour news that there was a problem as well. Oh well too late now. I'd lose a days room fee if I called at this point. No launch, no problem, just a day on the beach.

Have a safe trip!
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RE: Anyone Else Going To Discovery's Last Launch?

Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:53 pm

You all lucky people! Wish I could have gone too... There's always next year, at least one more, maybe even two more launches or even a change in the program with the change of majority in the House.

I just posted on the new delay on the Mil/AV forums. They still have about 24 hours to fix the glitches.
You all have a great launch viewing and most of all I hope no rain!!!   
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RE: Anyone Else Going To Discovery's Last Launch?

Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:02 pm

I will be sitting somewhere on the Beach Line.
 
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RE: Anyone Else Going To Discovery's Last Launch?

Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:07 pm

Lucky guys!

I'm jealous!

Have fun, and be safe!

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Cameron
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RE: Anyone Else Going To Discovery's Last Launch?

Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:16 pm

I watched the first one go up many moon's ago and am happy to take my son to see the last ones.
 
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RE: Anyone Else Going To Discovery's Last Launch?

Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:06 am

Launch for tomorrow is scrubbed. Caught the news at the airport just in time. Rats. But I think we will head over there tomorrow to at least see it on the pad.

[Edited 2010-11-02 17:17:46]
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RE: Anyone Else Going To Discovery's Last Launch?

Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:31 am

I live in Celebration near WDW. I won't make it to the coast, but I will watch it from here.
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