Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Pre Flight STS-114......Again

As I write this it is a little of 1h20m to launch and I hope to God it all works.

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From NASA:

Mission: International Space Station Flight LF1
Shuttle: Discovery
Launch Pad: 39B
Launch: July 26, 2005
Landing: August 7, 2005
Duration: 12 days
Orbital Insertion Altitude: 122 nautical miles
Orbit Inclination: 51.60°

Space Shuttle Discovery is ready for liftoff atop Launch Pad 39B. Approximately 500,000 gallons of liquid oxygen and hydrogen now fill the vehicle's orange External Tank. The propellants will drive Discovery's three powerful main engines as the Space Shuttle rumbles into orbit. All systems aboard the ship are functioning normally and ready for launch.

Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-114, NASA's Return to Flight mission, is set for today at 10:39 a.m. EDT.

The chance of Kennedy weather cooperating for the launch is now at 80 percent.

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Godspeed Steve Robinson, Jim Kelly, Andy Thomas, Wendy Lawrence, Charlie Camarda, Eileen Collins and Soichi Noguchi.