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Space Shuttle Launch LIVE (link)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by neontrail, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Jul 13, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    mws4ua

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    I love watching the actual launch. I hope to see one in person one day.
     
  3. Jul 13, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    I was in Disney World for the 1st launch after the Comlumbia disaster, it was a very surreal patriotic moment. Everyone stopped where the were and cheered/clapped.
     
  4. Jul 13, 2009 at 1:20 PM
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    Watching a space shuttle launch from the ground is undoubtedly very awe inspiring, but this video of a launch takes the biscuit: It's filmed from thousands of feet in the air. A lucky guy managed to film a shuttle rocketing off the ground (possibly STS-124) from inside a passing Air Canada airliner. It's less fire, smoke and thunder than a sea-level view, more "Holy crap, look how fast it goes!" Check it out...

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d64_1216914646
     
  5. Jul 13, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    mws4ua

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    ^^^ That's pretty cool. NASA should put a plane in the air closer to the launch site(but not dangerously close, of course) and get shots like that w/ a higher-quality camera.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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    The fuel pumps in the shuttle engines move 50,000 gals of fuel a minute! That is virtually an unimpeded forced volume.....imagine a turpocharged v8 pushing water out your yard hose!!!!!
     
  7. Jul 13, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    would be very hard to hold onto..lol:cool:
     
  8. Jul 13, 2009 at 1:51 PM
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    I love to watch these launches/landings too and I always try to record it on the HD channel. I heard the Apollo launches were bad@ss too, I would have loved to watch those live.
     
  9. Jul 13, 2009 at 2:04 PM
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    Ok... this isn't totally related, but a video related to the one about the launch was a 'sound-barrier-breaking' video. I watched several of them. I had NO IDEA that you could actually SEE a plane break the sound barrier. The picture below is an example.

    There are a number of videos on YouTube that show this happening in real time. Totally awesome.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Jul 13, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    Did I miss the launch!?! Cause the video doesn't want to load. Drag!
     
  11. Jul 13, 2009 at 2:30 PM
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    Nope, launch time is 6:51 p.m. EDT. They said that the space shuttle Endeavour's crew access hatch has been closed, sealed and locked for flight.
     
  12. Jul 13, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    10 mins from launch!
     
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    Hopefully it will launch today, NASA says it is set to launch at 6:03 p.m. EDT :thumbsup:

    366138main_127_walkout2_690.jpg
     
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    <crosses fingers> I hope it launches today!!!
     
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    Hey, nothing here, stop doing that!!
    Just look to your right! ->
    At work now, but when I get a chance I'll post up a scanner frequency (if you have one) so you can listen live, everything from launch to land...at times it's kinda quiet, but it can get interesting, specially the launch.:D
     
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    great launch!!!!
     
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