STS-133

STS-133

Postby deja vu on Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:20 pm

Managers of NASA's space shuttle program are seeking a shift in the launch schedule that would delay the fleet's final launch until February 2011 at the earliest.

The schedule shift calls for the shuttle Discovery to lift off on Oct. 29 instead of Sept. 16, and for Endeavour to take the last flight on Feb. 28, 2011, rather than in November as previously scheduled. That's the word from Jay Barbree, NBC News' Cape Canaveral correspondent.


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Re: STS-133

Postby deja vu on Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:24 pm

NASA engineers have found another crack — the fourth so far — in the metal skin of the external fuel tank attached to the space shuttle Discovery.

The new crack is similar to three others spotted on aluminum ribs near the midpoint of Discovery's 15-story external fuel tank. The cracks and a hydrogen gas leak on the tank have prevented Discovery from launching on its final spaceflight this month from its seaside pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


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I hate to say this but can #5 be far behind?
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Re: STS-133

Postby dreamon on Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:01 pm


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Re: STS-133

Postby deja vu on Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:17 pm

They get to spend the holidays with their families. They wont be taking off this year. They will be grounded a while longer.

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Re: STS-133

Postby smitty on Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:55 pm

I guess some people have a lot of money to spend, but then so many of us do not. Oh well so be life I guess.

My PC is so old that it cannot pull in so many things for it is with one of the original Windos 98 forms & that cuts me off, but no I do not have the money to purchase a newer PC along with a new Monitor as mine is full of white lines.
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Re: STS-133

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:27 pm

This week, I saw online an item about the return of a NASA military space flight that was launched around April. Bet that cost some nice copper coins, that voyage.

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Re: STS-133

Postby deja vu on Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:44 pm

The new date for trying is Feb. 24th. Hopefully that deadline will be met. No word if the husband of the Congresswoman who was
shot will be going.


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Re: STS-133

Postby trailblaze on Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:12 pm

The countdown for space shuttle Discovery’s launch on the STS-133 mission to the International Space Station is under way. The count began on-time at 3 p.m. EST with the team at NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Control Center not working any significant issues. The weather forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of acceptable conditions at launch time.

Countdown clocks are ticking backward from the T-43 hour point. With seven holds built in, the countdown will lead to the scheduled launch of Discovery at 4:50 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24.


http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shutt ... index.html


That was a long delay. Hopefully there wont be any more. Although this is Florida and you can't always
count on the weather. That 80% could hit below 50% by launch time.
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Re: STS-133

Postby Speak-Ez on Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:23 am

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Discovery's last launch seems to have gone well enough and now the oldest space shuttle is chasing the ISS.

We'll start this series of posts with a nice, short article from The Washington Post.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 00851.html


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Re: STS-133

Postby smitty on Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:44 pm

Since the Russian first space bit is going to be auctioned off in New York then the Ameriacans can dream of auctioning off the one presently in space with the good parts removed for safety. Mind you price would be ghastly to say the least.
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