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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-25-2005 11:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to TV Guide:

STS-114 Commander Eileen Collins will be on CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday, August 30.

Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao will be on CBS' The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Tuesday, August 30 (repeat).

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-26-2005 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
CBS Press Release:
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Space Shuttle Discovery Commander Eileen Collins will make her first visit to the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Tuesday, Aug. 30 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will also be Collins' first talk show interview since Discovery's safe return to Earth in early August from its recent space mission.

Collins commanded Discovery's launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 26, the first Space Shuttle mission since the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy in February 2003. During Discovery's time in space, the astronauts aboard made first-ever spacewalking repairs to the Shuttle, tested new equipment and procedures, and made groundbreaking in-orbit maneuvers, including Collins flying Discovery through a complete 360-degree pitch maneuver and becoming the first astronaut ever to accomplish such a feat. Collins helped lead her crew and Space Shuttle Discovery to a safe return to Earth on August 9 at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Throughout her career, Collins has been a pioneer in space flight -- in 1995, she became the first woman pilot of a Space Shuttle and, in 1999, made history again when she became the first woman commander of a Space Shuttle mission.

The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Maria Pope, Barbara Gaines, Rob Burnett and Jude Brennan are the executive producers.


Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-31-2005 07:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Florida Today:

Shuttle's Collins gets Letterman up to speed

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Astronaut Eileen Collins explained to an agog David Letterman Tuesday night that the space shuttle goes from zero to 17,500 miles per hour in less than nine minutes.

“You are hauling,” she acknowledged to laughter.


Cliff Lentz
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posted 08-31-2005 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff Lentz   Click Here to Email Cliff Lentz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I noticed that they added a shuttle to Dave's Top Ten list as well!!! These things are great if you can past the show business thing. Eileen kept plugging away at trying to get the information out there. All this even as Dave had a coffee cup dangling on a string so it flew around the desk to make Eileen feel at home. I thought the video they showed of Eileen catching a spinning food package in her mouth was pretty lame as well. When you think of all the tremendous video from that mission; the liftoff, the external tank sep, the dazzling spacewalks. If you wanted to show what type of pilot Eileen is, all you would have to show is the back flip (I was going to say roll maneuver, but that maybe the wrong terminology.) she put the orbiter through to inspect the tiles. That may have been the signature image for the whole shuttle program!!

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posted 08-31-2005 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE]Astronaut Eileen Collins explained to an agog David Letterman Tuesday night that the space shuttle goes from zero to 17,500 miles per hour in less than nine minutes.[QUOTE]

This is something I've wondered about. Does the Shuttle really undergo a change of velocity from "zero" to 17,500 mph (or a delta V of 17,500 mph)? Or does the rotational speed of the Earth at the launch point compute into the total of 17,500 mph? In other words, just by sitting on the ground, isn't the shuttle already "moving" because of the Earth's rotation? It's velocity is never zero. Or is the 17,500 mph figure we often see quoted the amount of ADDITIONAL velocity required to achieve orbit based on where the shuttle is launched from?

I seem to recall hearing that launches of space vehicles would be the most efficient near the equator, where the rotational velocity of the Earth was the greatest (thus needing less fule to achieve the required orbital speed).

Someone correct me I'm wrong here...

Ben
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posted 08-31-2005 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The shuttle goes from about 900 to 17,500 mph from launch to orbit at KSC's latitude.

By the way, that shuttle cartoon in teh top ten list has actually been used for years. I never knew what prompted it, but I remember it from when I was much younger!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-31-2005 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For those who missed it, NASA has posted a link to a CBS video of Collins' appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.

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posted 09-06-2005 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkfaust   Click Here to Email jkfaust     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They're repeating Buzz Aldrin on Craig Ferguson tonight if you missed it

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