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Thursday, February 24, 2011

UPDATE: I am sad to report that we were unable to drive up for the shuttle launch!!! I cried when I watched it go up on THIS VIDEO. So many wonderful space shuttle memories over the years...

ANOTHER UPDATE: My friend, Cindy, has found that there will be two more shuttle launches, not of Discovery, but of Atlantis and Endeavor!!! YEAH!!!...Here they are:
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Date: April 19 +
Mission: STS-134
Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle Endeavour
Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - Launch Pad 39A
Launch Time: 7:48 p.m. EDT
STS-134 Description: Space shuttle Endeavour will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3 (ELC-3) and the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) to the International Space Station.
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Date: June 28 +
Mission: STS-135
Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle Atlantis
Launch Site: Kennedy Space Center - Launch Pad 39A
Launch Time: 3:48 p.m. EDT +
Description: Space shuttle Atlantis will carry the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module to deliver supplies, logistics and spare parts to the International Space Station. Atlantis also will fly a system to investigate the potential for robotically refueling existing spacecraft and return a failed ammonia pump module.
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The April 19th launch will be beautiful if it can go at 7:48pm, as planned. Night sky is so dramatic! Too bad it will be on a Tuesday...hard to take a 6 year old on a school night!!! We shall see.....Grandma Julie has her ways of making things happen anyway...tee hee hee.....

7 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

We will have to wait and watch them on the news. Maybe you will get to see one of the others.

Pokeberry Mary said...

I hope you get to go the actual real last one! What a great memory!

Green thumb said...

Wow! you can actually think of watching a space shuttle launch! look at poor me, the nearest I have ever come to witnessing one was now, via the link provided by you.
May you get to watch the scheduled launches and then I will eagerly wait to read the experience.

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Julie,
I told my Husband about the launch and did not realize then that it would be the Shuttles last. I'm sad too. This is a big part of our history. It is nice to hear now, that their are a few more scheduled. When the Shuttle would land here in California I would look up the landing time just to hear the sonic booms.
Have a wonderful weekend Julie.

Blessings.

Cindy said...

Jeez, just take him! It's not like he's gonna miss his SAT's. And besides, it's educational!

Teri C said...

You still can make one of these!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

How wonderful that you get to see this! I am so glad that they are sending more up. We need to keep exploring space!