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Old 07-04-2006, 12:47 PM
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Default Discovery II

Bravo on a job well done to Paul and all the NASA guys!!!
I still get goosebumps every time I see the shuttle take off.
It must be exciting and rewarding to be a part of that!

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Old 07-04-2006, 01:23 PM
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Thumbs up Congrats NASA!! and godspeed crew of discovery

Paul,
Please let everyone there know how proud we all are of NASA's efforts and it was incredible to watch the shuttle resume its proper place in the heavens. Again thank you and everybody there. Our prayers are with the entire NASA team for a successful mission and safe return.
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Old 07-04-2006, 01:55 PM
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Amen and dittos on all that !!!!!!!

My heart rate was really up there at T-minus ten seconds! At MECO and external tank separation I let out a very audible WHEEEWWWWW !

Way to go NASA!!!!

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Old 07-04-2006, 05:29 PM
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Ditto.

Congratulations Paul and NASA

I had the luck to see it live from 6 miles away on the main road from I95 to the Space Center - which was turned into a parking lot.

Cheers rang out from the crowd at lift off and booster separation - makes the hairs on your back stand out, even for a British guy like me. One gent commented that the crowd response showed just how relevant and important such activities still are.

Paul keep pushing those boundaries for all of us... more launches will mean less RV flying - thanks for your sacrifice!!

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Old 07-04-2006, 06:37 PM
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Default Thanks Everyone - the adventure has just started!

Thanks folks - I know a lot of folks are watching, and we will do everything we can to make America (and the free world) proud. I have the overnight shift this mission, and will be going in to MCC in about an hour - must admit, my plan was to take a nap for a few hours after the launch, but after all we've been through to get back to flight, I was way to keyed up to sleep....took the Valkyrie out for a little flight instead (turning the world upside down a few times does great for my disposition!), then sat in on the neighborhood Fourth of July BBQ. I'll pay for the lack of sleep tonight, but hey, we've got lots of ascent video to look through. While my team won't get to see the local fireworks tonight, we're all happy to have watched those from Florida this afternoon!

Gotta change into a shirt and tie (some things never change!), and get my game face on...Watch NASA TV tonight, and you might catch us eating leftover BBQ....

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Old 07-04-2006, 07:10 PM
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Default 4th of July

Thanks for the updates. It is great for us on the RV forums to have a personal connection to what NASA is acccomplishing on behalf of our nation. I must admit, as I was watching the launch on a laptop, wireless broadband in my shop, building my own airplane - What a fantastic time and place we live in. And about a half hour after liftoff, as the shuttle tracked somewhere over the mideast according to the images I saw, I was a bit overwhelmed. I shut off the laptop and paused for a while to reflect on the sacrifices of our armed service men and women to allow us to enjoy these freedoms.

Happy 4th, fly safe, and never take our freedoms for granted.

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Old 07-04-2006, 07:50 PM
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Paul,
Congratulations to you and all the NASA team, from Down Under.
You do your country proud.
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Old 07-05-2006, 06:53 AM
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Default Congrats to all the Nasa folks

Congrats to all the Nasa folks; in addition to launching the shuttle it seems you still have the loyalty, hearts and minds of the children of this nation, at least based on the sample I saw yesterday.
I had about 10 kids aged 5-12 running around the house yesterday, most not my own. When the countdown resumed at 9 minutes to go, I turned off the X-box and flipped on C-span's launch coverage saying "hey watch this they're about to launch." The boys didn't protest, and soon the girls gathered around.
At t-10 seconds the kids all started spontaneously screaming the countdown, and cheered every significant event of the launch until C-span stopped showing pictures of the shuttle and just showed pictures of the controllers.
Thank you and good luck on the rest of the mission.
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Old 07-07-2006, 01:29 AM
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Cool Wake up call in space.

HEHEHEH that was great, I was listening to NASA TV in the background just now and they played "Good Day Sunshine" by the Beetles as their wake up call. Sorry just thought that was hilarious. One heck of a sound system.

Paul again thanks to everybody at NASA for their efforts. This is the first time I have ever watched a Shuttle mission so closely (OK maybe obsessively) but your guys are all truly incredible and you all make me very proud to be an American.

BTW how do they go about adjusting their body's clocks to this schedule? A 2 am wake up call is strange. Are they working off GMT and if so why? Is it because of the link up with the ISS so everything is GMT? I have traveled a lot internationally for business and with that kind of jet lag it would be very hard to be a the top of my game and I'm not 200miles up in space.

Thanks again.
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Old 07-07-2006, 02:51 AM
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HEHEHEH that was great, I was listening to NASA TV in the background just now and they played "Good Day Sunshine" by the Beetles as their wake up call. Sorry just thought that was hilarious. One heck of a sound system.

Paul again thanks to everybody at NASA for their efforts. This is the first time I have ever watched a Shuttle mission so closely (OK maybe obsessively) but your guys are all truly incredible and you all make me very proud to be an American.

BTW how do they go about adjusting their body's clocks to this schedule? A 2 am wake up call is strange. Are they working off GMT and if so why? Is it because of the link up with the ISS so everything is GMT? I have traveled a lot internationally for business and with that kind of jet lag it would be very hard to be a the top of my game and I'm not 200miles up in space.

Thanks again.
There are lots of things that drive the crew's schedule for a mission, but it is mostly relatedto launch time, which is driven by the Space Station's orbit. The crew and our Flight Controllers all just have to adjust to it, and we start shifting a week or so before flight, using bright light therapy and some drugs....And of course, we have MCC running 24/7, so at least ONE team works overnight...and this time, it's me....

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