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    For you lunch time viewing

    Final Endeavour launch
    IN HI DEF!!!!!

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    What time is lift off?

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    13:56BST

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    Has it been delayed? The footage looks amazing.

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    Awesome looks good - although they havn't started the 9 min countdown yet

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    Slightly delayed. countdown now restarted from 9 minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Awesome looks good - although they havn't started the 9 min countdown yet
    I lied - its just started!

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    Seriously AMAZING!

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    That was incredible. Wow, did you just see the main tank separation?

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    That was very, very impressive

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    First and final live shuttle launch

    Really need to visit KSC now!!

    Geek trip anyone

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    Fricken typical - i missed the start as i got distracted by a teacher!!!!! although the rest was amazing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Fricken typical - i missed the start as i got distracted by a teacher!!!!! although the rest was amazing!!!
    Put said teacher to the bottom of the list for the next 5 years!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    That was incredible. Wow, did you just see the main tank separation?
    I love watching launches. I've been to the US once and we were in Florida. There was a launch scheduled when we were then but was cancelled due to Hurricane Floyd. Gutted.

    If you fancy performing your own launch, check this out:

    :: Space Shuttle Mission Simulator(tm) ::

    The process to launch/dock/land is exactly what the pilots go through. My mate had a massive document which explained step by step how to go though the process. He spent a few hours going through it. If I remember right, his angle was too great during launch and the shuttle flipped and exploded.

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