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M-Funf
08-08-2007, 07:31 PM
Anybody watching? T - 9 minutes :)

you can link to the live vid from this page:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

mrcrowson
08-08-2007, 07:35 PM
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/live_tv.html

trickskier
08-08-2007, 08:33 PM
I went outside to watch it go up...............Unfortunately, it was hazy this evening and I wasn't able to see it................:mad:

M-Funf
08-08-2007, 08:35 PM
It was pretty cool on their video...

TX.X-30 fan
08-08-2007, 08:39 PM
Still get the goose-bumps when I see them go up. Thanks for the heads-up M-Funf.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
08-08-2007, 09:55 PM
Still get the goose-bumps when I see them go up. Thanks for the heads-up M-Funf.
I get goose bumps too, but its because all the tax dollars I see being flushed down the toilet. :rolleyes:

TMCNo1
08-08-2007, 10:39 PM
I get goose bumps too, but its because all the tax dollars I see being flushed down the toilet. :rolleyes:


Just think, our basic computers today have more features and memory than the computer that was onboard the spacecraft that first landed on the moon!
I think I'll strap a rocket to my butt, grab my computer and take off for Mars later this week and Team Talk to ya'll from outerspace. I need a co-pilot and a navigator, anybody want to volunteer?:rolleyes: :D

trickskier
08-08-2007, 11:03 PM
Still get the goose-bumps when I see them go up. Thanks for the heads-up M-Funf.
I was able to get a pass to the Kennedy Space Center to see The Columbia blast off many years ago........I can tell you that from 2 miles away it shook the ground and I have never had so many goose-bumps in my life.......What a beautiful site & feeling.............:D

fintek9
08-09-2007, 02:09 PM
Sad to say. They put another one up?????????
Boy they sure pump it up nowadays don't they!!

shepherd
08-09-2007, 02:33 PM
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08-09-2007, 02:35 PM
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trickskier
08-09-2007, 02:46 PM
I did that once. Very very cool. But what really impresses me about the power behind those babies is that you can see them from Orlando and Jax on a clear day.
I can usually see it going up from my front yard................However, it was just too hazy the other night.............I wanted to get a pic and post on TT..................8p

Upper Michigan Prostar190
08-09-2007, 09:52 PM
Come on UMP. If it wasn't for the space program we wouldn't have Tang - nectar of the Gods (and superheroes).
Yea, I drink tang out of one of those hummingbird feeders that you put nectar in.

Hoosier Bob
08-09-2007, 09:52 PM
So what did woman have before? I agree if this is true it is worth it!;) Come on UMP. If it wasn't for the space program we wouldn't have Tang - nectar of the Gods (and superheroes).

JimN
08-09-2007, 10:37 PM
IIRC, a Commodore 64 had more computing power than what they sent to the Moon. As far as I know, they didn't use the computers for much more than taking commands via RF and executing them. Most of what they did was controlled from Earth.

phecksel
08-09-2007, 11:12 PM
Space program has caused a lot of inventions that we use today. Couple that come to mind, velcro and super glue. Even tho the computers they still use are far far from being anything useful, it helped to get the computer revolution going. I mean without the space program, how would al gore have invented the internet?

JimN
08-09-2007, 11:15 PM
"how would al gore have invented the internet?"

Yeah, especially since it was originally implemented in about '59 by the military.

OK, before anyone gets all bunched up, he was involved in funding to expand its use and awareness. Far from 'inventing' it, though.

uncleboo
08-10-2007, 12:38 AM
Tang and velcro only cost us 100 trillion?

TMCNo1
08-10-2007, 07:22 AM
Tang and velcro only cost us 100 trillion?



WOW, that's more expensive than all the melting Katrina ice they have been storing for 3 years.:D

milkmania
08-21-2007, 01:36 PM
the shuttle is home safe

picture perfect landing!

TMCNo1
08-21-2007, 09:04 PM
the shuttle is home safe

picture perfect landing!


I watched it live! That thing flat falls out of the sky to land that easy! If had to ride that thing home, they would have to patch the butt of my spacesuit and redo the seat cover too!:D

JimN
08-21-2007, 09:20 PM
You heard about the astronaut who had a personal meltdown and drove to Texas with the NASA diapers, right?

Maristar210
08-21-2007, 09:25 PM
You heard about the astronaut who had a personal meltdown and drove to Texas with the NASA diapers, right?


From the state of Florida if I recall correctly?

milkmania
08-21-2007, 09:32 PM
I watched it live! That thing flat falls out of the sky to land that easy! If had to ride that thing home, they would have to patch the butt of my spacesuit and redo the seat cover too!:D

nothing like "gliding in" at 200+ mph:steering:

where do I sign up:confused:

milkmania
08-21-2007, 09:33 PM
You heard about the astronaut who had a personal meltdown and drove to Texas with the NASA diapers, right?

please expound on that statement:confused::confused::confused:

Skibumtx
11-22-2007, 02:23 PM
Nice landing