Twin Shuttles on Launch pad

Twin Shuttles on Launch pad

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:50 am

The space shuttle Atlantis (L) sits on launch pad 39BA and the space shuttle Endeavour (R) sits on launch pad 39B at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida April 17, 2009. Endeavour will be acting as a rescue vehicle if needed for the space shuttle Atlantis' mission to the Hubble Telescope, which is scheduled for lift off on May 12, 2009


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Re: Twin Shuttles on Launch pad

PostBy: KLook On: Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:08 am

I hope I move to Tenn. before they discontue the shuttles. I have always wanted to watch a launch.

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Re: Twin Shuttles on Launch pad

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:35 pm

hmm, two shuttles ready to go....something other than "possible rescue mission" is up for a hubble mission. They don't put that cost out for that reason.....can we say.......Bruce Willis's Armageddon.....
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Re: Twin Shuttles on Launch pad

PostBy: billlindley On: Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:06 pm

jrn8265 wrote:hmm, two shuttles ready to go....something other than "possible rescue mission" is up for a hubble mission. They don't put that cost out for that reason.....can we say.......Bruce Willis's Armageddon.....


I would think more like Deep Impact. A cookie to whomever figures out why.....

On a serious note didn't both of those movies show us that it wouldn't work anyway?
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Re: Twin Shuttles on Launch pad

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:43 pm

billlindley wrote:A cookie to whomever figures out why.....


Ever since the space station came on line we have tried to only launch when there was a means of rescue. Either we knew the Russians were ready to launch a rescue effort, or we were close to ready with another vehicle. I want a cookie!
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Re: Twin Shuttles on Launch pad

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:59 pm

Hmmmm, perhaps an object is approaching :

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Re: Twin Shuttles on Launch pad

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:23 pm

Because STS-125 is not flying to the ISS, its crew does not have the added protection of taking safe haven on the station should Atlantis be damaged during flight. To offset that risk, NASA decided to ready a second shuttle on the second pad as a rescue ship, to launch as needed.
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Re: Twin Shuttles on Launch pad

PostBy: billlindley On: Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:54 pm

I found it. Nasa is on top of thier game. Only a couple of years early...

http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/space/09/0 ... index.html

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... eroid.html
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Re: Twin Shuttles on Launch pad

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:38 am

....Or maybe they are preparing for rescue operations for the WhiteNightTwo....

Pucker factor
While details remain a tad murky, the tail damage was apparently caused during a touch-and-go runway approach by WhiteKnightTwo, which created a "pucker factor" in eyewitnesses watching the flight

http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/09 ... -ding.html


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