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  • WeaverWeaver send help pirates have meRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Landing postponed until tomorrow due to weather.

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  • CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Boo.

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  • UsagiUsagi Feminazgul ~*special snowflake*~Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Jormungandr? Damn near killed 'er!
  • CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Apparently there is a backup runway somewhere in Alberta in case of emergency shuttle landings. That fills me with glee, even though it will most likely never be used.

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  • Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Man as if you wouldn't be shitting your pants during re-entry.

    "Oh look gravity is working again, we are falling faster than the speed of sound."

  • MagicPrimeMagicPrime "We're ready to believe you..." FireSideWizardRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
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    This neo-feudalism would be more tolerable if our betters had fancy titles.
  • ronzoronzo Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Weaver wrote: »
    Landing postponed until tomorrow due to weather.

    unless we get a extremely lucky break in the next few days, I can pretty much assure you they will land at edwards. Central florida has had nothing but terrible weather all week, and while the coastline might be fairing a tiny bit better, here in orlando we haven't seen the sun since sunday afternoon

  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2009
    Cristoval wrote: »
    Apparently there is a backup runway somewhere in Alberta in case of emergency shuttle landings. That fills me with glee, even though it will most likely never be used.

    Especially since there are at least 2 runways in the US.
    Man as if you wouldn't be shitting your pants during re-entry.

    "Oh look gravity is working again, we are falling faster than the speed of sound."

    Gravity works the whole time. The astronauts are just in free fall that whole time. They are moving forward fast enough that they miss the planet as they fall.

    Some days I just want to smack people with a rolled up newspaper. Or a phone book.
    A folding chair is looking like an attractive option right now too...
  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Six pack on a dick Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Cristoval wrote: »
    Apparently there is a backup runway somewhere in Alberta in case of emergency shuttle landings. That fills me with glee, even though it will most likely never be used.

    Especially since there are at least 2 runways in the US.
    Man as if you wouldn't be shitting your pants during re-entry.

    "Oh look gravity is working again, we are falling faster than the speed of sound."

    Gravity works the whole time. The astronauts are just in free fall that whole time. They are moving forward fast enough that they miss the planet as they fall.
    There are actually 9 backup/emergency/abort landing sites in the US, and several in other countries too.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_abort_modes

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    All my fuckin life I lived a normal fuckin life
  • CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    So I've been watching From the Earth to the Moon and it was been pretty excellent so far, even though it doesn't really hit it's stride until the third episode. The first two have a some really jarring editing choices, but it's still very interesting nonetheless.

    Guenther Wendt is an awesome dude.

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    so when is mankind going to discover antigravity?

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Six pack on a dick Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Wren wrote: »
    so when is mankind going to discover antigravity?
    Probably about the exact same time it figures out what gravity is.

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  • ronzoronzo Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    So it appears that the shuttle landings were delayed to to our extremely awful weather today. It cleared up a bit this afternoon, so its possible that a KSC landing will happen tomorrow. Which means i might get woken up by the sonic booms. Nothing quite like every door and window in your house rattling simultaneously, along with the noise, to get your day started. It also scares the ever-loving shit out of anyone visiting who's not ready for it.

    Also i thought the last few days choices of wake-up music were pretty awesome

    Flight day 10: "Theme from Star Trek" composed by Alexander Courage, played for the entire crew.
    Flight day 11: "Cantina Band" composed by John Williams, played for the entire crew.
    Flight day 12: "Galaxy Song" from the movie Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, played for the entire crew.
    Flight day 13: "Where My Heart Will Take Me" (theme from Star Trek: Enterprise) performed by Russell Watson, played for the entire crew.
    Flight day 14: "Ride of the Valkyries" composed by Richard Wagner, played for the entire crew.

  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    hehe, neat songs

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  • WeaverWeaver send help pirates have meRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    They are landing right now. You can watch the descent currently on NASA TV.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Okay... This looks bad.Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Landing a shuttle to the tune of Ride of the Valkyries would be just too much for me to handle

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  • WeaverWeaver send help pirates have meRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    They are now lined up with the runway.

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  • WeaverWeaver send help pirates have meRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Touchdown! Chutes deployed!

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    well duh its all staged

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  • BearstranautBearstranaut Registered User
    edited May 2009
    My celebratory post:
    SPACE SHUTTLE NINE IN THE MORNING CELEBRATION!!!!

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    woooo!

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    Fuck yes!

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    CHAMPAGNE!

    Stayed up all mother fucking night to watch it happen.

    It was worth it.

    You ever try and draw Falcor as a giant dong? No? It just ends up looking like a long cyclops.
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