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#1 12 years ago

thankfully the shuttle got up fine, but some debris was seen, but the offials said it was enough to raise concerns.

_42068742_liftofflarge_b203_ap.jpg Nasa officials scrutinising footage of space shuttle Atlantis' launch say some debris did hit the orbiter, but that there was no visible damage. Not only am I not alarmed, I'm really at ease after looking through this video," Nasa's Wayne Hale said. "We are looking at nits - nothing of any remote consequence," he said. Saturday's launch was just the third shuttle mission since the orbiter Columbia broke up on re-entry after being damaged by launch debris in 2003. As part of new procedures following the Columbia tragedy, in which all seven astronauts on board died, Nasa now restricts launches to daylight to allow for careful study of the external fuel tank. Mr Hale said that his assessment of the launch was a preliminary report and that Nasa would be reviewing High Definition film from the shuttle on Sunday.

does anyone here live close to where these shuttles take off?

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#2 12 years ago

I watched it live on the net. Was very cool. They did mention something about ice forming but it was purged.

I would love to see it launch in person sometime.




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#3 12 years ago

I went to see it launch two times but it was cancelled both times :(. Still it's great to watch on TV as you can follow it all the way into orbit. :)




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#4 12 years ago

It's kinda funny, in a strange way, how space missions like this one are now considered routine. It used to be that astronauts were everyone's hero, and space flight was an amazing thing. But no, now everyone wants to be like some moronic rapper, and true heroes go unnoticed. Aweful shame.




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#5 12 years ago

I live on the other side of the state, but I can see it launch.

Nothing too much to worry about, shuttles have been losing things for years I assume.




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#6 12 years ago
Ma DeuceIt's kinda funny, in a strange way, how space missions like this one are now considered routine. It used to be that astronauts were everyone's hero, and space flight was an amazing thing. But no, now everyone wants to be like some moronic rapper, and true heroes go unnoticed. Aweful shame.

Same thing with airplane pilots. They were respected and highly regarded as the crust of the elite, and now they're just another flight attendant that anyone passes in the airport.

Tip your hats to them people, show some respect.




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#7 12 years ago

something that caught my attention was that NASA said some of the foam coverings that lead colombia to its doom did come off but far later on into its launch, im just hoping this dont ignore it and have another diseaster. oh yeah i was told that you can see the launch from anywher in florida so im in ft.myers, too bad i didnt get up early enugh to see, my parents said they didnt see anything.




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#8 12 years ago
Ma DeuceIt's kinda funny, in a strange way, how space missions like this one are now considered routine. It used to be that astronauts were everyone's hero, and space flight was an amazing thing. But no, now everyone wants to be like some moronic rapper, and true heroes go unnoticed. Aweful shame.

They are still special. I wouldn't be able to find anyone that would call space mission as "something normall and not impressive at all". However it's not *new* anymore, people have gotten used to it so they won't gather in masses to see one take off. It is with pretty much any (dangerous) proffesion. People will just lose attention when it becomes more and more routine (despite the dangers that always will be involved).




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#9 12 years ago

i think the respect has decreased, but many still have it, soon tthe first commerial flight will be going up so its no surpirse that people will look at it in a different way.




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#10 12 years ago

well ... there's still a 50:50 chance that it'll end up as a flaming chicken-mcnugget while reentering our atmosphere ..... wouldn't be such a big surprise ... ehh? :D ==> never take me serious!




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