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Godspeed Atlantis by canaveralgumby on 8 June 2007 3:33pm
The Shuttle's name doesn't start with a "C" so it's all good.

It's very gray at the Cape right now (9:15 am) but "They" say there is an 80% chance of liftoff this evening. Okay, "They" are the meteorologists with NASA and the Air Force. Actually, "They" are pretty damned good!

Liftoff scheduled for 7:38 pm Eastern. Conditions for amateur photography should be good & I'm going to do my best.


Re: Godspeed Atlantis by perfectbitch on 8 June 2007 4:07pm
All good wishes for a successful mission.

Re: Godspeed Atlantis by tucsonmike on 8 June 2007 8:07pm
Yes, go Atlantis. Make it work. Cori, I hope you get some good photographs of Atlantis going up. GO NASA!;-)
Re: Godspeed Atlantis by Ken Dunn on 8 June 2007 9:47pm
4 hours to go so lift off will be at 20 to 11pm approx. UK time.
Re: Godspeed Atlantis by Ken Dunn on 9 June 2007 1:33am
It looks like it's available live on the link given above. 15 minutes to go. I think I'll watch.
Re: Godspeed Atlantis by Ken Dunn on 9 June 2007 1:55am
That was amazing. The crew must undergo an enormous G force on take off. I was surprised how quickly you could see the curvature of the earth.
Re: Godspeed Atlantis by julwis on 11 June 2007 12:30am
Just saw the space station and Atlantis flying overhead
If you check http://www.heavens-above.com/
then you can find the times that they are due to fly over. You cant miss it, its a very bright light which takes about 5 minutes to cross the entire sky.
Re: Godspeed Atlantis by Ken Dunn on 11 June 2007 1:02am
I also use the tracking information in the website spaceflight1.nasa.gov with lots of / and extensions for the times it is passing over near Scotland. I haven't gone out to try to see it yet as we are cloudy over the past few days.
I was fortunate to check back into the link above to find two astronauts just starting their spacewalk at about 9.15pm UK time 11/6/7. Amazing to watch.
Re: Godspeed Atlantis by canaveralgumby on 14 June 2007 2:33am
The launch from my street. Can't see the launchpad from my street or from the beach...

Re: Godspeed Atlantis by sighthound on 14 June 2007 3:00am
Wow, Cori! Can I come hang out sometime for a launch??? I've seen Shuttles land several times and I've always wanted to see one take off. What's the sound like at that distance?
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