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    Default Live feed for STS-117 Shuttle launch

    Here's the link to Nasa for todays STS-117 launch. Click on the live video for live action....right now they are strapping the crew in the vehicle....

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sh...ain/index.html
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    Nice to have company and not be the only Shuttle Geek.....did you bring beer????

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    Quote Originally Posted by chixfly2
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    I still remember the moment that the challenger failed...we were watching it live at work at our engineering firm....we were also doing design work at that time on SLC-6 at Vandenberg, right before they shut that job down.....
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    Im bummed they will never launch from Vandenburg. Thanks to my Grandfather we can get VIP passes for any shuttle landing at Edwards, and have made good use of it too. But If there was ever a launch at Vandenburg, we have been told we could get VIP passes as well.
    Oh well, Landings are just as much fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfee
    Im bummed they will never launch from Vandenburg. Thanks to my Grandfather we can get VIP passes for any shuttle landing at Edwards, and have made good use of it too. But If there was ever a launch at Vandenburg, we have been told we could get VIP passes as well.
    Oh well, Landings are just as much fun.

    Landings are alot of fun....but nothing compares to the Launch and being there in person........
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    I've been to a couple Landstat launches at Vandenberg....it's an awesome sight everytime!!!
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    Saw the Apollo-17 night launch in person, AWESOME, man-made dawn

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    I'm watching too. Always been a fan. I've seen Challenger land at ED, Atlantis on the pad at Ked, and Columbia in orbit (might have been Endeavor). I even saw Enterprise rotting outside before its new home.

    But, I dispute NASA that the Shuttle is the most complex machine ever built. I still say the mighty Saturn V was more complex. Take the Saturn Vs for Apollo 15, 16 and 17 as an example. As it sat before launch, it had the means to escape earth's gravity, the means to travel to and land on the moon, the means to travel on the moon's surface, the means to escape the moon's gravity, a separate module that orbited the moon, and the means to travel back to earth and reentered the atmosphere, safely returning it's occupants. That's a complex mission especially in the time of slide rulers and smart Germans.

    Never seen a launch.... damn. Maybe Orion if that ever happens. I hope it does.

    Saw the whole Earth to Moon back when it first was on HBO, like 10 years ago. Great stuff. Still amazed at the attitude and results of Apollo 13. Greatest NASA moment without a doubt.
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    Default Re: Live feed for STS-117 Shuttle launch

    Quote Originally Posted by W J Pearce
    But, I dispute NASA that the Shuttle is the most complex machine ever built. I still say the mighty Saturn V was more complex. Take the Saturn Vs for Apollo 15, 16 and 17 as an example. As it sat before launch, it had the means to escape earth's gravity, the means to travel to and land on the moon, the means to travel on the moon's surface, the means to escape the moon's gravity, a separate module that orbited the moon, and the means to travel back to earth and reentered the atmosphere, safely returning it's occupants. That's a complex mission especially in the time of slide rulers and smart Germans.
    Smart Germans is right (I'm currently reading Von Braun's book about a Mars mission. He wrote it in 1949 and had the whole thing planned out back then. Amazing.).
    Anyways, I look at the complexity issue differently. I DO believe the Shuttle is the more complex vehicle, but the Saturn V flew a far more complex MISSION on a simpler design. That pretty much makes the Saturn the superior vehicle, but it never landed like a deadstick Rare Bear, which is what makes the Shuttle so bleepety-bleep cool!!!
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