View Full Version : Discovery's last launch

02-24-2011, 12:37 PM
The last launch of the space shuttle challenger is slated for 2:50 our time. For those at work and want to video stream a good link is: http://countdown.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/countdown/cdt/.

the challengers 1st launch was in 84. Sad to see it end.

02-24-2011, 12:54 PM
They say it is the last one but.......................the replacement isn't done yet nor has it been tested. So what do we do when the astronauts run out of food or ????? and the replacement isn't ready to go?? There goes the Challenger on its "last" mission.

I wonder if it has collectors plates and is immune to E tests :rolleyes:

02-24-2011, 01:31 PM
I think you mean the Discovery.

02-24-2011, 01:45 PM
Other countries still have launch platforms to service ISS and other space equipment. Guess we'll be going up on their rockets until Orion gets completed, if it ever does get completed.

02-24-2011, 02:22 PM
I thought it was 2:50 mountain time as well but the countdown clock is at 0:33:00. that puts it closer to 1:50pm

02-24-2011, 02:29 PM
I think you mean the Discovery.

You're right, my bad. Still cool though

02-24-2011, 03:05 PM
You're right, my bad. Still cool though

Yes, the Challenger's last flight was not so cool :(

02-24-2011, 03:53 PM
We're 3:30 away from launch. I'm home from work today with a sick boy. We're watching it on the Nasa channel on the Roku box in HD. :thumb:

02-24-2011, 04:05 PM
Just launched. Godspeed!

02-24-2011, 04:15 PM
Very cool launch. It was a good day for my son to be home from school.

02-24-2011, 04:18 PM
History being made. God speed

02-24-2011, 05:11 PM
Rockets are cool.

02-24-2011, 05:36 PM
Our 'whatchamacallit' caught a ride roughly here...

02-24-2011, 07:17 PM
I was in Daytona a couple of weeks ago for a business meeting. I was able to schedule my return flight so I had some time to head down to the Kennedy Space Center to check out the cool toys. I could see the Discovery on the launch pad but it was still pretty far away from the observation platform. I wish the trip had lined up with the actual launch but it makes the whole thing much more interesting having been there recently.