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Old 07-26-2005, 10:25 AM   #1
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T minus 14 minutes...

*praying that they have a safe launch and flight*
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Old 07-26-2005, 10:34 AM   #2
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I'm having my 4yr old watch it with me I hope everything goes ok and safely.. Prayers for them...
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Old 07-26-2005, 10:37 AM   #3
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i am having a real hard time wrapping my head around the fact that they are bending the safety rules for this flight. i am sure it is perfectly safe but it just freaks me out that they would decide to go ahead and roll the dice on their first flight after the accident.


*saying prayers for their safety...*
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Old 07-26-2005, 10:57 AM   #4
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well it was a good launch..

And it was cool watching the streaming video watchign the assend and go into orbit then drop the solid rockett booster

That was really cool

Now 6months up there and they come back
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Old 07-26-2005, 11:06 AM   #5
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Awww ~hugs for Brenda~ I don't think they were bending the safety rules so much if you think about it. The sensor was 4th in line of the warning system and they couldn't get it to malfunction again. For all we know, it was fate's way of preventing that first launch. Perhaps something would have happened on THAT particular day. We will never know. I do, however, feel very happy that they got back up there. I was beginning to fear that we would lose our space program. I've been to Kennedy more times than I can recall, and seeing that shuttle out on that landing platform.. even though it's far across water, is so awe inspiring. Way to go, NASA!
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They didn't bend safety rules on this launch. The fuel sensor issue that stopped the launch two weeks ago was never figured out. However, they removed all the fuel, checked and rechecked the sensors, and when the fuel was replaced, they didn't have any more problems. The original problem was just a fluke.

I'm so happy that it was a clean launch. It's such a joy to watch the shuttle lift off! I couldn't see it from home, although I have seen other launches from home before. I've even gone to Kennedy to see a launch live with my kids before. It was incredible.

Now pray that they'll remain safe, and land safely back home in 12 days.
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Glad the launch went well.
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NASA grounds shuttle fleet
NASA grounds shuttle fleet

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"Apparently, there is still more understanding that has to occur," Parsons said. "We'll go do that and do it diligently. Until we're ready, we won't fly again. I don't know when that might be."

Full article:
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Too bad for nasa.. I really would like to see us get back up there..
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Yeah, I heard. I have a pretty strong feeling that we'll see an all new designed shuttle before the next launch.

It's about time. Have you seen close up pics of Discovery? It looks like a peice of you know what.
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yeah well they don't want to pay to make new shuttles.. "It works.. " so they say..

We do need some new ones.. discovery has been in action since the 80's I believe..
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