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T minus 26 hours til the final Space Shuttle launch.

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Looks like about a 10% chance of a launch happening at 11:26hrs EDT tom. Rains, lightning, thunderhead clouds all in teh forcast for pretty much the entire weekend.

there is an 0130hrs Friday AM EDT meeting to determine whether the weather will force a decision to not tank with over 500,000 gallons of liquid H2 and O2 propellant.

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Crew of STS-135 Atlantis just starting their 20 minute ride out to Pad 39A..

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Godspeed STS-135. To a safe journey and return.

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The last Astronaut to board a Space SHuttle for flight has just entered Atlantis and is awaiting strap in.

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Comms checks complete.
Inspecting the hatch seals for potentially the last hotch closure on a Shuttle.

NASA HD TV

http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv

or if you are viewing from a slower connection
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-mobile

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Hatch is closed, next is vehicle pressurization.

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T minus 1 hour and counting.
There is still a couple built in holds, 1 being at T minus 9 minutes.

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1028est

627 current viewers.

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battmain wrote:1028est

627 current viewers.
Can you give me a link to what you are watching please?


9 minute hold now for 41 minutes and 13 seconds.

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http://www.ustream.tv/spacevidcast

The current viewers are at the bottom of the video. If you're in full screen mode, you'll need to move the mouse to show the info bar.

Current viewers 6523. I was poking around the Nasa Channels. I think the first one I posted was the mobile view because this one is significantly higher count for the current viewers.


Edit: Yup, it is different.
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-mobile

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40 Minutes till launch. 9 minutes on the clock!

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watching

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All go for launch, I cant beleive it's the last one.

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APU's up and running and sounding sweet.

T minus 2 minutes.

Godspeed Atlantis.

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T minus 1 minute

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t -31...hold due to failure. :o

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We've had a failure and a hold at T minus 31 seconds. AFter 31 seconds you cant stop launch without a pad abort.
The sensor which tells the computers that the external; tank vent arm that its retracted didnt signal the arm was fully retracted. They visually confirmed, and picked up the count.

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Clock is running, launch under computer control

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