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(NASA)   Final launch of Atlantis countdown proceeding as planned   (nasa.gov ) divider line
    More: Cool, Atlantis, Space Shuttle Atlantis, Kennedy Space Center, overviews, launch windows, International Space Station, tendency, launch pads  
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2010-05-14 02:13:06 PM  
arm retraction
 
2010-05-14 02:13:08 PM  
Light the fires, kick the tires, let's GO!
 
2010-05-14 02:13:10 PM  
Man, those guys put thier carry-ons away like hours ago. I wonder how many of them are getting kicky-feet.

/Flew Delta two weeks ago. I know what these guys are dealing with.
//Okay, not really at all.
 
2010-05-14 02:13:21 PM  
Kick the tires and light the fires, boyos!!!!
 
2010-05-14 02:14:15 PM  
My NASA TV stream seems to be about a minute behind the feed CNN was showing.
 
2010-05-14 02:14:38 PM  
There goes the gangway
 
2010-05-14 02:15:27 PM  

Foaming: My NASA TV stream seems to be about a minute behind the feed CNN was showing.


It was like that last time, which is why I switched to CNN for this launch. About exactly a full minute behind.

APU start.
 
2010-05-14 02:15:44 PM  
Please be safe boys
 
2010-05-14 02:16:29 PM  
m1ke 2010-05-14 02:08:17 PM

Randumb: What is venting next to the main engine cones?

Liquid Hydrogen.


Thanks. What's the purpose?
 
2010-05-14 02:16:36 PM  

m1ke: Randumb: What is venting next to the main engine cones?

Liquid Hydrogen.



What is the reason?
 
2010-05-14 02:16:36 PM  
4 mins.
 
2010-05-14 02:16:51 PM  
/hugs Atlantis with tail
 
2010-05-14 02:17:03 PM  
Floodlit in the hazy distance, the star of this unearthly show,
Venting vapors like the breath of a sleeping white dragon...

/Obscure?
 
2010-05-14 02:17:03 PM  
"reconfigure hooters?"

WTH?

Oh "heaterssssss"


n/m
 
2010-05-14 02:17:05 PM  
theaspiringhorseplayer.files.wordpress.com

Good luck, we're all counting on you
 
2010-05-14 02:17:26 PM  
LOX swells up in the heat, if I remember right.
 
2010-05-14 02:17:54 PM  
Gah, those big engine bells on the bottom are steerable? Cool.

Godspeed. No whammies.
 
2010-05-14 02:18:03 PM  
cap retraction. caution and warning memory cleared with no unexpected errors.
 
2010-05-14 02:18:07 PM  
Wow, is it behind. Went from t-4 minutes to t-3 minutes
 
2010-05-14 02:18:19 PM  
Ike Ike!
 
2010-05-14 02:18:34 PM  
Going outside to watch.
 
2010-05-14 02:18:36 PM  
oh dear oh dear kity need hanky
 
2010-05-14 02:18:50 PM  
The top is popped. Hang onto your butts boys here we go...
 
2010-05-14 02:18:59 PM  
Godspeed Atlantis! Wish I could be there in person.
 
2010-05-14 02:19:00 PM  
one minute, 30 secs!
 
2010-05-14 02:19:15 PM  

nekom: Foaming: My NASA TV stream seems to be about a minute behind the feed CNN was showing.

It was like that last time, which is why I switched to CNN for this launch. About exactly a full minute behind.

APU start.


Hmm, the feed at http://www.spacevidcast.com/live/ seems to be pretty much synced up with CNN
 
2010-05-14 02:19:27 PM  
Big Bada Boom!
 
2010-05-14 02:19:51 PM  
T minus 31 seconds!
 
2010-05-14 02:19:51 PM  
BTW- the people seeing it live, don't ruin it for the rest of us
 
2010-05-14 02:19:55 PM  
Let's do this! Have a good one, fellas.
 
2010-05-14 02:19:55 PM  
one minute
 
2010-05-14 02:19:57 PM  
handoff has occured! let's DOOOO EEET!
 
2010-05-14 02:20:02 PM  

Publikwerks: Wow, is it behind. Went from t-4 minutes to t-3 minutes


It's an expected effect. That happens when things count down to 0.
 
2010-05-14 02:20:08 PM  
T-10...9...8...
 
2010-05-14 02:20:15 PM  
My heart is racing!
 
2010-05-14 02:20:30 PM  
liftoff!
 
2010-05-14 02:20:32 PM  
Roll program!
 
2010-05-14 02:20:38 PM  
FLY BABY FLY!
 
2010-05-14 02:20:50 PM  
WHOOOOOOOSH!
 
2010-05-14 02:21:03 PM  
Farking firing chains, how do they work?
 
2010-05-14 02:21:05 PM  
Beautiful! Lets go for Max-Q!
 
2010-05-14 02:21:19 PM  
oooh, I love those onboard cameras.
 
2010-05-14 02:21:21 PM  
*crosses fingers* go at throttle up.
 
2010-05-14 02:21:34 PM  
That never gets old.
 
2010-05-14 02:21:44 PM  
Serious farking goosebumps


We are farking awesome.
 
2010-05-14 02:21:45 PM  
Go at throttle up.
 
2010-05-14 02:22:00 PM  
Watching it in HD on my 50" LED is awesome!!!
 
2010-05-14 02:22:04 PM  
Godspeed, Atlantis
 
2010-05-14 02:22:28 PM  
SRB SEP
 
2010-05-14 02:22:29 PM  
SRB sep good
 
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