Friday, November 05, 2010

Burt Rutan Retires....

If you’re an aerospace engineer or space know of Burt Rutan. An innovative man crafting flight vehicles with a complete “think-outside-the box” design. Well now Rutan retires...


Thursday, November 04, 2010

STS-133 Shuttle Discovery Launch Delayed to 11/5!

With rain showers and low clouds sweeping over NASA's Florida spaceport, agency managers decided early Thursday not to fuel the shuttle Discovery, delaying launch another 24 hours to Friday at 3:04 p.m. EDT. While conditions will improve in the wake of a cold front, forecasters are predicting a 40 percent chance of high winds that could cause another scrub.....Here's the weather outlook over the next days.

  • Friday @ 3:04 p.m. EDT: 60 percent favorable, concerns for low-cloud ceilings and launch pad winds

  • Saturday @ 2:41 p.m. EDT: 40 percent favorable, concern for launch pad winds

  • Sunday @ 1:15 p.m. EST: 70 percent favorable, concerns for crosswinds at emergency KSC runway and launch pad winds

  • Monday @ 12:52 p.m. EST: 90 percent favorable, slight concern for crosswinds
  • Wednesday, November 03, 2010

    STS-133 Shuttle Discovery Launch Delayed to 11/4

    The shuttle Discovery's launch on a space station resupply mission Wednesday was delayed at least 24 hours, to no earlier than 3:29:43 p.m. EDT Thursday, to give engineers more time to troubleshoot an apparent electrical glitch in circuitry associated with a backup main engine computer.

    STS-133 Mission Status Center