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(CNN) NewsFlash Discovery lifts off successfully. Neilsen ratings indicate 98 percent of the viewing audience tuned in to see if it would explode   (cnn.com) divider line 267
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2005-07-26 10:54:37 AM
Aw, I missed the live footage because I'm at work :-/
 
2005-07-26 10:54:39 AM
Godspeed, Discovery.
 
2005-07-26 10:54:42 AM
I particularly liked the MSNBC commentary...

"There are large vultures circling the launch tower, we've got to ask ourselves if they know something that we don't".

Jackass.
 
2005-07-26 10:54:51 AM
Way to gals and guys.
 
2005-07-26 10:54:57 AM
insert "we didn't land on the moon" flamewar here?
 
2005-07-26 10:55:03 AM
Aww I missed it. Curse you hangover!
 
2005-07-26 10:55:09 AM
Explode or asplode?
 
2005-07-26 10:55:14 AM
Woo-hoo.
 
2005-07-26 10:55:15 AM
It was a great launch. Right now they're in some sort of pitch maneuver to position themselves to photograph the External Tank after release.
 
2005-07-26 10:55:44 AM
I had tears in my eyes. gorgeous.

/we're back!
 
2005-07-26 10:55:54 AM
The meek shall inhereit the Earth, because the brave will have ventured into space.
 
2005-07-26 10:55:56 AM
SoCal: Agreed. What a farktard.

And it's spelled "ASPLODE" :)
 
2005-07-26 10:55:59 AM
Good ol' Bricks-n-Wings made it to orbit again.

Let's see if it can get back safely.

/Seriously, nice job NASA
 
2005-07-26 10:56:06 AM
You go nasa!

Its your birfday.

Whoot Whoot!
 
2005-07-26 10:56:11 AM
I wonder how many astronauts wet themselves during liftoff?
 
2005-07-26 10:56:15 AM
The last shuttle launched too... it's the return part that was problematic...

/just saying
 
2005-07-26 10:56:17 AM
Godspeed Discovery.
 
2005-07-26 10:56:18 AM


And they're off!
 
2005-07-26 10:56:23 AM
Awesome video when the external tank was released.
 
2005-07-26 10:56:42 AM
It's all fake, y'know. Toys and models and stuff.
 
2005-07-26 10:56:55 AM
Cypher19,

I watched the live liftoff on nasa.gov.
 
2005-07-26 10:57:02 AM
IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!!!!!

Congratulations, spacepeople. Kudos.
 
2005-07-26 10:57:03 AM
Headline = true

bloodlust is powerful
 
2005-07-26 10:57:03 AM
Incredible launch, the tank-cam was really awesome. Many happy returns...
 
2005-07-26 10:57:04 AM
Rest in peace, Discovery crew.

Oh, wait.
 
2005-07-26 10:57:04 AM
SoCalChris:

I particularly liked the MSNBC commentary...

"There are large vultures circling the launch tower, we've got to ask ourselves if they know something that we don't".

Jackass.



That was a former shuttle commander, commenting on his own thoughts at his own successful launch years ago. Not jackass. Reality. It's scary.
 
2005-07-26 10:57:06 AM
I particularly liked the MSNBC commentary...
"There are large vultures circling the launch tower, we've got to ask ourselves if they know something that we don't".


Was that really said? OMG that's just stunning
 
2005-07-26 10:57:16 AM
While I think it's terrible how outdated the shuttle's tech is, I have to admit even I find it a little in bad taste to suggest that people watched only for the grisly possibility of an explosion.

That said, I figure that's the same reason many people watch car racing and hockey...so I guess it's pretty accurate.

Eh, Gallows humor, what are you gonna do?
 
2005-07-26 10:57:27 AM
Kick ASS !!!
 
2005-07-26 10:57:27 AM
The NASA channel on DirecTV is pretty lame, except on mornings like this one where they have live launch coverage with no commercials and no inane commentators. OK, less inane commentators. Good job guys!
 
2005-07-26 10:57:49 AM
I saw the live feed from NASA.. I must say congrats.. but I'll give the conspiracy theorists something to ponder.. from the t-minus 30 minutes that I caught it, there was no switch to internal cameras to show the crew on-board.. this was not the case on the feed from the scrapped launch weeks ago. plenty of live shots on the crew that time. hmmmmm.. perhaps this mission is humanless??? hmmmmmmmmm???

or perhaps they're sending te backstreet boys, cause they needed funding.

RIAA FUNDS NASA!!

hehe
 
2005-07-26 10:57:56 AM
SoCalChris:

"There are large vultures circling the launch tower, we've got to ask ourselves if they know something that we don't".

seriously? they said that? no way!
 
2005-07-26 10:58:03 AM
Bah, work. CBSnews.com and foxnews.com both had live streaming coverage.
 
2005-07-26 10:58:11 AM
SHE RIDES!
 
2005-07-26 10:58:12 AM
Thank goodness the US is back in space again!
 
2005-07-26 10:58:13 AM
Awesome launch. The video from the cameras on the fuel tanks was incredible. For what the launch costs tax payers NASA should really make an effort to have more cameras on the shuttle for us to watch. Now what are they going to space for again?
 
2005-07-26 10:58:14 AM
yeah, I was at work, and when we heard the MSNBC guy say the Vulture comment, we switched to CNN.

I miss the Science correspondents they use to have. The guy at CNN was awesome, tragic he died so suddenly. Now all they have are the media Shills (on all networks) going off about it.
 
2005-07-26 10:58:14 AM
NightWulf: Are you quoting Heinlein?
 
2005-07-26 10:58:18 AM
I was hoping the networks would hang onto the camera on the main tank but I guess it crapped out. Was hoping to see it melt during re-entry. Cool Launch!
 
2005-07-26 10:58:27 AM
SoCalChris:
I particularly liked the MSNBC commentary...

"There are large vultures circling the launch tower, we've got to ask ourselves if they know something that we don't".


There's food up there? :)

/The launch was awesome.
 
2005-07-26 10:58:32 AM
Cool!!

Now lets just hope that they get back safely.
 
2005-07-26 10:58:42 AM
Neilsen ratings indicate 98% of farkers are not funny and morons.
 
2005-07-26 10:58:44 AM
As usual, that was awesome in the purest sense of the word. It just fills me with awe to see that much weight go rocketing up into the air without exploding or plummeting back to earth. Good job to all involved!

/Saw one take off in person back when I was in high school.
Totally awesome!
 
2005-07-26 10:58:53 AM
I submitted with "Launch successful; no need for another seven astronauts", but good headline regardless submittar. Made me chuckle.
 
2005-07-26 10:59:05 AM
NASA scientist: "Maybe we should finally tell them the big secret - that all the chimps we sent into space came back super intelligent."

/not obscure
//long time reader
///first time poster
////one for luck.
 
2005-07-26 10:59:06 AM
BOOM !! To the moon Alice..
/ A chill up the back for sure moment..
 
2005-07-26 10:59:08 AM
Can some one explain the Neilsen ratings. From what I understand just a small percentage of the households have a Neilsen box. So how do we know those people are not just a bunch of idiots that like to watch crappy TV?

/Good luck Discovery
 
2005-07-26 10:59:13 AM
Did I correctly hear the commentator say "Liftoff of shuttle Discovery... to the moon, Mars, and beyond" ???
 
2005-07-26 10:59:13 AM
Why did NASA choose Coke as their new sponsor?

They couldn't get 7 UP...

BAM! ZINGER!

I'm taking my 25 year old joke and headin' home...
 
2005-07-26 10:59:17 AM
I hope the jettisoned external fuel tank comes down in a remote region of Pakistan and lands on some knob-gobbler named UBL.

/God Bless the USA
//God Bless the Astronauts and Ground Control
///Hurry up with the proliferation of US Space Weapons!
 
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