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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-20-2005 03:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Per Bill Parsons, manager, Space Shuttle Program:

Payload rollout - April 28
Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) - May 4
Flight Readiness Review - May 10-11
Opening of launch window: May 22

[This message has been edited by Robert Pearlman (edited April 20, 2005).]

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posted 04-20-2005 03:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for michaelSN99   Click Here to Email michaelSN99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
so we finally have a real existing launch date..great news after more than two years of waiting for this day

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posted 04-20-2005 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Oh well, after having bit the bullet and gone for the proper tickets it looks like I'm gonna have two adult and one child KSC launch causeway tickets for sale then, The launch is on the day of our flight home !

Adam :-(

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posted 04-20-2005 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Adam I know people who are desperate to get tickets, I'd like to have first dibs :-)

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posted 04-20-2005 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Sure Ben, they haven't arrived here yet, but first dibs are yours. We arrive in FLA on the 7th so I'm sure something can be arranged.

Adam

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posted 04-20-2005 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capejeffs   Click Here to Email capejeffs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
( Adam, I have the feeling you could make a little bit of a profit on those front row tickets to Discovery's launch. But I know you wouldn't do that to Ben, now, would you! )

The post time -- for this launch announcemnt post. Did anyone notice that? Beating most of the media? That's HOT.

I wonder what happened to the news conference, maybe that was a bad tip. I wonder if shuttle mgr, Mr Parsons, just did a brief announcement. A news station here by the cape at around a quarter to said nasa was in a teleconference discussing when to set the date for Discovery.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-20-2005 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There was never a press conference scheduled; just a telecon for the press. The call included brief statements by Bill Parsons and Wayne Hale followed by questions by 20 or so members of the media. I posted the above while still on the call...

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posted 04-20-2005 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capejeffs   Click Here to Email capejeffs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now I heard something about 3 areas of the ET. Anyway, thanks Robert, that's loyalty! :-)

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posted 04-20-2005 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for november25   Click Here to Email november25     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Bill and Ben-
Well- I never, looks like the window is moving again.YIP-E---guys-my dream may come true? 2 days before my family and me land-
what next.
Any news on a meeting- of collectSPACE members? Or contact on the day of the launch? I thinking of buying the MAXI- Access option at KSC- nearer the date. want to Dine with an Astro- plus see the imax.
things are looking up- see you all sonn.
best wishes,kindregards,
from Brenda and my gang.
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John K. Rochester
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posted 04-21-2005 07:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone who is going to meet up with Brenda in Florida, please let me know so I can send you something for her..

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posted 04-21-2005 08:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AscentFive   Click Here to Email AscentFive     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, all systems go, Brenda!

You sure you didn't call Griffin? And tell him, to delay the launch of Discovery a little bit till you get here?

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posted 04-21-2005 08:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capejeffs   Click Here to Email capejeffs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We're wondering this morning about what we're hearing in local news on the space coast, regarding 3 areas on the ET where there are possible questions of ice. Maybe that's related to the ice question they had near the top of the ET.

And also if there were any questions of note in the teleconference.

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posted 04-21-2005 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So will the landing also be delayed by a week, or could this change the mission length?

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-21-2005 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
RE: ice - Wayne Hale said during yesterday's telecon that there were three areas of concern on the ET where ice could form, and that part of the time this delay to May 22 allows, is for the debris vertification review to be completed. The areas of concern are near where the bolts hold the LOX feedline fixed to the tank and the feedline bellows. If ice does form, the question is whether it would shake loose early in the launch, so vibration tests are planned. Hale said that if ice did appear in those areas on launch day, they would delay, as the situation would change with the weather (the more humid it is during countdown, the more chance of ice).

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posted 04-21-2005 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Assuming a launch on May 22, landing would be on June 3.

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posted 04-21-2005 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for michaelSN99   Click Here to Email michaelSN99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Robert ,

do u also know how the vibration tests will occure ?

are they doing it at the configuration wich is now seeting at the pad or will it take place with a mockup on an testbed or so ??

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-21-2005 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Spaceflight Now quotes Hale as saying the tests are "underway".

I don't have a source to cite, but I have to assume the testing is done on engineering models and mock-ups, not the stack on the pad.

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posted 04-21-2005 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capejeffs   Click Here to Email capejeffs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fascinating, thanks for info Robert. Another thing now, on a morning newscast here on the space coast. Was mentioned that there were even still some "maybe's" about the new tile inspection boom for discovery, its securement on the orbiter, and some of the physics of it's weight were being double checked. SHUTTLE TEAM, we're hoping-praying for you, in sealing up all the details! Go Discovery.

Mike Isbell
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posted 04-29-2005 10:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Isbell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As it looks like there will probably be a delay until July 12 for the STS-114 launch, wiyh a rollback to the VAB, I am wondering which of the events since the rollout will have to be repeated, and which do not need to be performed again ? While I would now have to assume that STS-121 cannot launch before Sept. 9 now, does the expected delay also push back STS-115 and STS-116 form their tentetive launch dates in December and February 2006 ?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 04-29-2005 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For the latest on the launch delay, see NASA pushes back launch of shuttle Discovery to July 12 under the Space Shuttles - Space Stations forum.

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I don't get it. Are all shuttle launches going to be this cautious? Come on, we're going into space, an environment not favorable to humans!! There will always be huge risks. I just don't see the shuttle launching anytime this year...
-Rodrigo

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posted 06-15-2005 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Isbell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Discovery's rollout to the launhpad was done his morning. Let's keep our fingers crossed that nothing else unexpected turns up at that the liftoff of STS-114 can take place on or about July 13.

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