Sunday, November 15, 2009

1- Watch Launch and Mission Live Of Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-129

Watch Launch and Mission Live
Of Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-129
Monday, November 16, 2009
Monday’s Launch looks like a GO!
* Launch Time: 1:28pm CST *

About Photo: From left are Mission Specialists Leland Melvin and Randy Bresnik; Pilot Barry E. Wilmore; Commander Charles O. Hobaugh; and Mission Specialists Mike Foreman and Robert L. Satcher Jr. (Nov. 03, 2009)

Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett


Management Team Gives "Go" for Atlantis Launch

Originally posted:

Saturday, November 14, 2009

11:07am CST

Launch countdown operations are on schedule with no issues to report, according to officials at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida during the STS-129 prelaunch briefing. With the unfortunate scrub of the Atlas rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today, space shuttle Atlantis is cleared for launch at 2:28 p.m. EST Monday.

"It was a really smooth meeting … Atlantis is ready to go," Mike Moses, space shuttle launch integration manager said. (There was) "a unanimous vote to proceed with the launch countdown."


Mike Leinbach, space shuttle launch director said, "… We're right on the money. We're not tracking any issues with the vehicle, flight elements or ground systems. I'm happy to report we're ready to go."


Shuttle Weather Officer Kathy Winters reported that the forecast continues to be very favorable for launch day with only a 10-percent chance that weather will be a concern for liftoff and the fueling of Atlantis' external tank.
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Weather also is looking good for the transatlantic abort, or TAL, sites where the shuttle could land in the unlikely event of an emergency. The only issue Winters mentioned was the possibility of some high seas where the solid rocket booster recovery ships are stationed.


On Sunday at about 5:30 p.m., the Rotating Service Structure that protects the shuttle from inclement weather will be rolled away. Loading of propellants into the external tank is scheduled to begin at around 5 a.m. on Monday.


RSS Rollback

Sunday, November 15, 2009

5:20pm CST


About above photo:: On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida the rollback of the pad’s rotating service structure, or RSS, reveals Space Shuttle Atlantis.
Photo credit: NASA

The Rotating Service Structure was rolled back Sunday evening revealing Space Shuttle Atlantis poised for launch. The STS-129 countdown is proceeding smoothly and on schedule. The astronauts will go to sleep around 9 p.m. and awaken at 4:30 a.m. EST.

Also, at 4:30 a.m. Monday morning, the Mission Management Team will meet to give the “go” for tanking of Space Shuttle Atlantis. Tanking is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. .

Weather remains at 90 percent favorable for an on-time liftoff at 1:28pm CST Monday afternoon..




Monday, November 16, 2009


THIS Baby is going up NOW!!! .


About above Photo: Atlantis and crew launched at 2:28 p.m. EST on Nov. 16, on a mission to the International Space Station

Image credit NASA




WHAT a Launch!!!
Keep up with this flight at links below...

Makes one want to cry... for history is being made today...

ONLY 5 more Shuttle flights are left after this mission of Atlantis.


Read Latest News and Updates


Watch Mission LIVE
Its On right NOW!
At NASA TVClick HERE to view

STS-129: Interactive Mission Timeline

Click HERE or on above image to view



GOD SPEED to the Crew of STS-129 Atlantis...


All above info/images taken from the website

Just in case you missed the launch earlier this afternoon...
Here it is again... below!!!

This video posted on YouTube by NASAtelevision.



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