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Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-01-2006 02:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The planned launch of Space Shuttle Discovery has been scrubbed, due to weather violations at the Kennedy Space Center.

At this time, NASA is expected to try again tomorrow, when the targeted launch time will be 2:26 p.m. CDT.

november25
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posted 07-01-2006 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for november25   Click Here to Email november25     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Robert,
[All Dressed Up and No where to go.}you are not wrong there-I have just spent 2\3 hours watching LIVE COVERAGE-from NASA TV-thanks to Yahoo-and broadband-here on this island-
whether anymore UK members got the chance to view like I did.Just saw the white room guys getting-Reiter out 1st-then the commander last.
Lets hope its a go for tomorrow- pending the storm clouds.60 PERCENT- of the anvil ones again tomorrow-according to the NASA weather people.
I wish the crew all the very best for the 2nd July.06.
regards from Brenda.
ps- I shall be {gluded} to my computer in another 24 hours.

mjanovec
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posted 07-01-2006 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Out of curiosity, does anyone know how much money is spent on each scrub? Is the liquid hydrogen and oxygen re-usable? Or is it "tossed" once it has been in the ET?

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posted 07-01-2006 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RMH   Click Here to Email RMH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was wondering the same thing about the reusability of the liquid hydrogen and oxygen as I sat watching the scrub.

Also what is the distance between the launch pad and the landing runway at KSC?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-01-2006 09:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mjanovec:
Out of curiosity, does anyone know how much money is spent on each scrub? Is the liquid hydrogen and oxygen re-usable? Or is it "tossed" once it has been in the ET?
Though the cryogenic propellants are drained back into tanks for reuse, a significant percentage is lost to evaporation and according to the Associated Press (reporting on last year's first attempt at launching STS-114), a scrub costs NASA an estimated $616,000 in fuel and labor costs.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-01-2006 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by RMH:
Also what is the distance between the launch pad and the landing runway at KSC?
The SLF is approximately 6 miles from Pad 39B.

spaceman
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posted 07-02-2006 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi,
been watching closely - second scrub announced,
Nick.

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