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Old 03-09-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:33 PM   #2
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:35 PM   #3
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Yeah I think it is, I posted this for all the OM Space Ho's lol.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:44 PM   #4
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Last night (at 6:52 p.m.) I was able to see the Space Station and the Shuttle come orbiting by-it took 5 minutes for them to go from the West horizon to the East horizon, and Discovery was detached from the Space Station (about a minute behind it)-I have never seen it like that-it was really cool-
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:18 PM   #7
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Last night (at 6:52 p.m.) I was able to see the Space Station and the Shuttle come orbiting by-it took 5 minutes for them to go from the West horizon to the East horizon, and Discovery was detached from the Space Station (about a minute behind it)-I have never seen it like that-it was really cool-
Dang, I'm jealous!
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:22 PM   #8
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Dang, I'm jealous!

Thank you, it was amazing to say the least-well, at least to this kountry hick! I could see it with my naked eye-
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:27 PM   #9
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:27 PM   #10
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Thank you, it was amazing to say the least-well, at least to this kountry hick! I could see it with my naked eye-

Wow, are you close to KSC ? And you watching this was historic, Discovery will now go to a museum!
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Wow, are you close to KSC ? And you watching this was historic, Discovery will now go to a museum!

You know, I realized that, and wished I could have somehow videotaped it-what is KSC?

It came on the News last night up here (in the Mountains) and they said you wouldn't be able to see it in Denver as there is too much light pollution-sorry to keep gushing about it, it was almost surrealistic-
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You know, I realized that, and wished I could have somehow videotaped it-what is KSC?

It came on the News last night up here (in the Mountains) and they said you wouldn't be able to see it in Denver as there is too much light pollution-sorry to keep gushing about it, it was almost surrealistic-
KSC, Kennedy Space Center. Well if Denver couldn't see it then in my neck of the woods there's no way I could have seen it as well. I've heard the sonic boom when it's landed at Edwards!
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KSC, Kennedy Space Center. Well if Denver couldn't see it then in my neck of the woods there's no way I could have seen it as well. I've heard the sonic boom when it's landed at Edwards!
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And it will never go back up again. The Space Shuttle Discovery is coming to an end. It's sort of sad. Now it's off to a museum for kids to look at. I'd say it was worth the money.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:01 PM   #15
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I so wana try to make down there to see one of the last two launches in person.
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I so wana try to make down there to see one of the last two launches in person.
That would be so cool, just hard to plan for it because of weather and issues that can come up and delay the launch.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:48 PM   #17
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Discovery was called the grandfather of the Shuttles, as it's a bit older than Atlantis and the two older Shuttles were destroyed, but a better term is NASA's darling. It was the first to fly after Challenger, Columbia and carried the Hubble Telescope to orbit. Of the three remaining Shuttles, Discovery deserves the Smithsonian.

Shuttle going supersonic..........


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Awesome pics Boomhauer! Thanks 4 posting!
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The Space Station just went by!
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Do you have a telescope?
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Broncosteven, COME ON DOWN!!!

Little late but I made it here!

Great thread!

BTW I thought about tailgatenut when I read this:

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-068

Just think about all those Denver area people being employeed by the space industry, I bet even a couple of them are Bronco fans!

March 07, 2011

NASA's Juno spacecraft is currently undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems near Denver. The solar-powered Juno spacecraft will orbit Jupiter's poles 33 times to find out more about the gas giant's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere. The launch window for Juno from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida opens Aug. 5, 2011.

In its present form, the spacecraft is fully assembled and all instruments have been integrated. A photograph of the fully assembled spacecraft is available at: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ju...20110307i.html

In this photo, taken on Jan. 26, Juno had just completed acoustics testing that simulated the acoustic and vibration environment the spacecraft will experience during launch. The photo shows Lockheed Martin technicians inspecting the spacecraft just after the test. All three solar array wings are installed and stowed, and the spacecraft's large high-gain antenna is in place on the top of the avionics vault.

At present, Juno is sealed in a large thermal vacuum chamber, where it is being exposed to the extreme cold and vacuum conditions it will experience on its voyage to Jupiter. The two-week-long test will simulate many of the flight activities the spacecraft will execute during the mission.

Juno is scheduled to ship from Lockheed Martin's facility to Kennedy Space Center in early April, where it will undergo final preparations and launch.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., manages the Juno mission for the principal investigator, Scott Bolton, of Southwest Research Institute at San Antonio, Texas. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, is building the spacecraft. The Italian Space Agency in Rome is contributing an infrared spectrometer instrument and a portion of the radio science experiment. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

More information about Juno is online at http://www.nasa.gov/juno .

More Here: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.cfm?release=2011-068
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Damn NASA for employing so many people across the country. Fire them all I say
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you know, I do, but it goes fast enough that it's hard to track-we're supposed to have one more fly-by tonight-
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It was pretty awesome seeing that thing come through the sky in HD.

Its too bad that this current administration would rather fund NPR than NASA.
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