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Isafari
02-11-2010, 04:28 PM
NASA has announced the delayed launch of space shuttle Discovery will now take place on Wednesday, November 3rd at 3.52pm. local time. The delay has been due to a leak in one of the shuttle’s engines which has now been repaired. The weather forecast for Wednesday is excellent with a 70 percent chance of good weather at launch time. If the launch cannot take place the launch window will be extended until Sunday November 7th.

Discovery is headed to the International Space Station for an 11-day mission to deliver the Permanent Multipurpose Module and its host of supplies and equipment to the orbiting outpost. Kennedy Space Center has announced any launch tickets already bought will remain valid for the launch attempt on Wednesday.

robertcraig
02-11-2010, 06:46 PM
NASA has announced the delayed launch of space shuttle Discovery will now take place on Wednesday, November 3rd at 3.52pm. local time. The delay has been due to a leak in one of the shuttle’s engines which has now been repaired. The weather forecast for Wednesday is excellent with a 70 percent chance of good weather at launch time. If the launch cannot take place the launch window will be extended until Sunday November 7th.

Discovery is headed to the International Space Station for an 11-day mission to deliver the Permanent Multipurpose Module and its host of supplies and equipment to the orbiting outpost. Kennedy Space Center has announced any launch tickets already bought will remain valid for the launch attempt on Wednesday.see they are saying more technical problems that may delay launch

robertcraig
02-11-2010, 11:00 PM
Launch now delayed till thursday

ukwdwnut
03-11-2010, 03:41 PM
what i want to know is whats going to service the ISS when the shuttles are retired?

how many flights left do you know?

uscwest
03-11-2010, 04:06 PM
I believe there are 2 left, maybe 3. However, they are planning on turning the servicing over to private enterprise. Plus I believe that Russia still may be supplying stuff.

robertcraig
05-11-2010, 03:15 PM
shuttle delayed again at least monday

Isafari
05-11-2010, 04:20 PM
shuttle delayed again at least monday

:fingers: for our Slowhand who was hoping to catch this while he is in Florida

robertcraig
05-11-2010, 06:38 PM
shuttle now delayed till 30th november

robertcraig
18-11-2010, 10:38 PM
shuttle is now delayed till at least the3rd december

Isafari
19-11-2010, 05:33 AM
shuttle is now delayed till at least the3rd december

If it keeps on going at this rate, we'll be able to watch it!!

robertcraig
24-11-2010, 08:40 PM
shuttle now delayed till mid december if they keep this up i might see it august 2011

Esmeralda
25-11-2010, 05:20 PM
Whooop! We may get to see it at long last!

Where would be the best place near Kissimee to get a good view of it?

Slowhand
26-11-2010, 09:40 AM
As Kissimee is some distance from Cape Canaveral then you would be able to see it from anywhere in that vacinity.
We`ve seen a couple of launches from our villa in Davenport which is near to Kissimee.
Don`t expect to see much detail from that distance though. You will see a bright light and a vapour trail, but that`s about it. It`s very doubtful that you will hear it.
You just have to keep your eyes peeled towards the N.East at the time of the launch and keep your fingers crossed.

Esmeralda
26-11-2010, 02:33 PM
Thank you for that Slowhand. We may travel a bit nearer but it won't be much nearer I shouldn't think?

Isafari
02-12-2010, 08:12 PM
CAPE CANAVERAL – NASA will announce later today that the final launch of space shuttle Discovery will be delayed at least until February.

Esmeralda
03-12-2010, 08:45 AM
shuttle now delayed till mid december if they keep this up i might see it august 2011
Ha! looks like you may be right!

Tony G
04-12-2010, 06:44 PM
CAPE CANAVERAL – NASA will announce later today that the final launch of space shuttle Discovery will be delayed at least until February.

Bummer - we rescheduled our Feb trip in the hope of seeing the shuttle launch. Now it's been moved... to within the dates of our original plans!

Still... it may still be delayed.