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Last NASA Launch

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  1. mlee49

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    Today NASA will launch it's last space shuttle, you can watch this event live from NASA's website:

    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/

    I'd encourage you to watch this event as it may be a while before events like this occur again.
     
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    Bump, 30 minutes till count down.
     
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    this is sad
     
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    20 minute countdown just started
     
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    what was the 20 minute countdown they just showed for then?
     
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    They have like a dozen countdowns (T-20 minutes and counting now, T-9 minutes and holding, T-9 minutes and counting are left). XD

    Launch time is set for 11:26 AM EDT (15:26 GMT).
     
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    ah right, the hold the countdown once it reaches 9 minutes, so its got 53 minutes left on the clock
     
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    Yeah, they are holding for 40 minutes just now.

    Still quite a bit to take in while the launch counts down.
     
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    i've closed the feed for now, you beaches better post here to remind me when its T minus 5 or so
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Which means ... 9 minutes ago??? I'm confused. :X
     
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    No! this is a very good thing

    Think about it in , private company's = competition , competition = better tech & lower prices

    That is the only way for us normal people that we'll ever go into space , it is like in the beginning of airplane without private company's & competition we probably would still not use airplane to go to other country or would be paying 5 times or more the price of what we are paying right now for a airplane ticket , imagine that...:eek:

    Like everything else in life , private company's + competitions = Good for all of us period ;)
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Here's what's left:

    Private companies often don't have $15 billion a year to spend on research. How is there better tech and lower prices when there's little/no money to be made yet? Space craft design has to come a very long way before ventures to space become profitable.


    If you have the NASA channel, they provide constant coverage of this stuff. I wouldn't be surprised if major news networks break away from their regular programming to cover the final launch as well.
     
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    Aww man now they're showing some footage with dramatic music. Bleh. :(
     
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    http://scaled.com/projects/tierone/

    Beside rocket engine are way overdue...
     
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    Meh!

    Someone else will launch rockets at some point.
     
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    apple should build a space elevator .. iElevator
    or google and in return they will scan and search-index your body
     
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    So? if they got the money for it & can make a profit they will do it...;)

    I am talking about Private company's like this one http://scaled.com/projects/tierone/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNXahIoXMw8

    Lots of other compagnies are researching for space tech & way to get ordinary people in to space & that all i care about period
     
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    Your right, someone will launch a rocket. Sadly NASA has peaked and practically died off in less than a generation. It's memorable to some who remember space travel as historic.

    Edit, still holding at 9 minutes.
     
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    Wow, Thanks for this......:toast:

    I remember watching the first one.

    Everybody take a drink of what ever it is you've got at launch......:toast:

    Did that guy say "Call me back?
     
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    They are within 1 minute of starting T-9 countdown. 11:26 AM EDT is still the target launch time.
     
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    T minus 6 minutes now
     
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    I'm drinking a Sapporo!! What are ya drinking!!!!

    This would be sweet for the Super Bowl.
     
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    pepsi max with jack daniels :p
     

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