Shuttle Launch Tonight
December 7, 2006 6:44pm CST
For those of you that have never seen the preparations for or an actual shuttle launch, there's a launch tonight of a space shuttle at 9:35 EDT (always subject to change). You can go to the NASA site and watch the preparations and actual launch on your computer: http://www.NASA.gov/news/highlights/index.html and under the heading "Discovery Launch Tonight" click on "Watch NASA TV". I've been doing that and it's really very interesting to see what's going on before the launch. Watching the launch live is awesome, too.
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12 Dec 06
We didn't see this live but I caught snippets on the news of course. Sometimes the time difference between countries where history is being made and Australia can be a bit of a nuisance, but we all learn to live with these things. I think it would have been wonderful to see the shuttle launch in real time as it actually happened rather than just the snippets from the news. The suspense would have been a bit spine tingling I would think. :)
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12 Dec 06
You are so right. The NASA tv channel is awesome, and you can see it live if you're awake when it goes up. The time difference can be a hindrance, of course. All I've ever seen was snippets on the news, unless we were up in the Cape Canaveral area at my sister's or my sister-in-law's. They have the NASA channel on their cable service and can watch it anytime. I love that idea and wish we got it here in South Florida, not just Central Florida. Thanks so much for your response.