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Shadow Child

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#1 13 years ago

The coverage was just awesome. Seeing the blue jewel that we live on from space, it brought a tear to my eye. Did anyone else watch it?




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#2 13 years ago

Yeah, I woke up 3 hours earlier than I normally wake up to watch it.

I was scared for a minute as the shuttle climbed up there. Any second it could of exploded, but it didn't. I am glad that the shuttle crew are safe and sound. My parents and I have a friend that is up on that shuttle, so this was extra special. :)




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#3 13 years ago

Really? What's his name?

Well, I'm glad it didn't explode! If it did, I'm sure you'd be feeling it right now.




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#4 13 years ago

I missed it. :cry: I was awake at 9:00 to try to see it but i ended up just hitting the snooze button about 10 times and i completely slept past it. :mad: :'( It really sucks because i could have seen it from my house. Ah well, i saw the recording of it at 12:00 on the news, glad to see everything went well. :thumbsup:




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#5 13 years ago

Zero XReally? What's his name?

Well, I'm glad it didn't explode! If it did, I'm sure you'd be feeling it right now.

Kelly.

Yeah, I'm glad nothing happened. :)




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#6 13 years ago

I try not to watch the shuttle launches, because every time I do, I almost expect the thing to explode. I'm afraid I might jinx the takeoff somehow.




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#7 13 years ago

It never have gone up. When things are still randomly and unexpectingly falling off the shuttle just hours before launch and that fuel gauges aren't working and engineers can't figure out why, the shuttle should not go up. They still aren't sure what is wrong with the fuel gauge, all four are needed before launch for safety reasons though only two are needed in an emergency situation. As I recall only three are functioning right now. I don't know who is more to blame, the senior officials running the program, or the government giving them such a low budget. Before the Challenger incident engineers knew there was a problem with the shuttle. They tried and tried to persuade those in charge not to launch, but they did and look what happened. Engineers should be given the final say when the shuttle should launch, not a paper pusher who has no background in science. Just pitiful.




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#8 13 years ago

Out of the 15 safety areas that the shuttle had to pass, 3 weren't fully checked. However, the shuttle is safer than it originally was.




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#9 13 years ago

I watched it, and it was my first time seeing a full shuttle launch and my first time seeing it in real time. It was an incredible sight. I loved the external camera on the external fuel tank, and then seeing earth from many miles up almost made me tear up. Truly a spectacular sight.




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#10 13 years ago

I heard a chunk fell off the shuttle again which was like the last time with Columbia.