Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Space Shuttle Discovery Launch Aug 25th!

After many meetings reviewing and discussing foam insulation from the External Tank, it was announced yesterday at the Flight Readiness Review that we will launch Space Shuttle Discovery as-is. The launch date has been set for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009 at 1:36 a.m. EDT.


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Mass Spectrometry said...

Discovery is an icon of our time and it will be a shame when the shuttles are finally de-commissioned. Long live the space program and one of the icons of our generation!

Gaetano Marano said...

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to know more, read my new article: "The $5000 idea that can save SEVEN astronauts"
do you think it's an interesting and useful idea that may save several astronauts lives?
well, if your answer is "yes" then just talk about/review it on your blog, forum, website
so, maybe... it will be evaluated, tested, applied to perform much safer Shuttle flights