Sunday, July 12, 2009

Boo.. Launch SCRUBBED!

SCRUB! Thunderstorms west of the launch site prevented a launch today for space shuttle Endeavour

We will try again Monday. The target liftoff time will be 6:51:24 p.m. EDT.

8 comments:

heroineworshipper said...

Wonder how many thermal cycles the tank can go before it disintegrates. Cars normally lose all their paint after a few days between 60 & 100 but this thing goes between -423 & 90.

Marco said...

Well, I think that shuttle launches are something like "fishing". You have to sit patiently and wait until all conditions are good.
And yes, maybe inventing some scaramantic ritual would help. :)
Bye Damaris ;)

Anonymous said...

That's a great question. There is a life limit on the tanks before they need to de-stack and refurbish, correct? Damaris, is that information that you could share with your readers?

Damaris B. Sarria said...

The cycle limit on the ET is 13 prelaunch and 1 launch.

Yohan said...

Where do you engineers usually watch the launch? Outside or in the building and does the company provide a special place for all engineers to watch the launch?

Yohan said...

SCRUBBED. Another $500,000 down the drain!

Yohan said...

Don't miss Falcon 1 launch tonight at http://www.spacex.com

Yohan said...

Damaris, maybe you can apply to be astronaut to spacex.com when they're hiring :)