Performance Boats Forum banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Still Boatless :-(
Joined
·
552 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Space Shuttle Is Landing In California Sunday-Update

Because of possible weather problems in Florida, space shuttle Endeavour's crew may seek an alternative landing site in California Sunday.

According to NASA, the shuttle crew spent the last full day in space Saturday making preparations for the Sunday landing at the Kennedy Space Center at 12:19 p.m. or 1:54 p.m. however if the weather becomes unstable by landing time two alternatives were set aside as possible landing times at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

Should Endeavour bypass Florida it may land at 4:25 p.m or 6 p.m. (at Edwards) as a backup to the space center.



http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=012905df-8f7c-487b-97f6-612b5c9451d0

Too bad the traffic is going to be so bad tomorrow.....or I might drive out there.


:)bulb
 

·
What the Hell is That?
Joined
·
1,633 Posts
The unmistakable "Boom, Boom"
 

·
"The" masheenist
Joined
·
5,444 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
865 Posts
Just got this off the NASA site

STATUS REPORT : STS-126-32 STS-126 MCC Status Report #32 Endeavour astronauts are beginning what is scheduled to be their flight’s landing day.

The crew members, Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Eric Boe and Mission Specialists Don Pettit, Steve Bowen, Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Shane Kimbrough and Greg Chamitoff, were awakened at 3:55 a.m. CST by the Rocky Theme, “Gonna Fly Now,” performed by Bill Conti. It was for Ferguson.

Endeavour’s first landing opportunity is at Kennedy Space Center on orbit 248. It would see a deorbit burn at 11:14 a.m. The orbiter’s ground track would take it along the east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, across the Gulf of Mexico and cross the Florida coast south of Fort Myers. Landing would be at 12:19 p.m.

A second KSC opportunity is available Sunday. Its deorbit burn would be at 12:50 p.m. and a landing at 1:54 p.m. That track would take Endeavour across Mexico, cross its Gulf Coast near Tampico, then east across Florida to KSC.

KSC weather is questionable. Forecasts say rain, perhaps thunderstorms and crosswinds could prevent a landing there.

There are two Sunday opportunities to land at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The first, on orbit 250, would see a deorbit burn at 2:20 p.m. and a landing at 3:25 p.m. For the second, on orbit 251, the deorbit burn would be at 3:57 p.m. and the landing at 5 p.m.

Endeavour is winding up a mission that included more than 11 days at the International Space Station. It delivered equipment to help future expansion of the station crew from three to six persons. During four spacewalks, Endeavour astronauts cleaned, lubricated and installed new bearing assemblies in the starboard solar alpha rotary joint. The mission also took Expedition 18 flight engineer Sandra Magnus to the station and is bringing Chamitoff home after six months in space.

Magnus and fellow station crew members, Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov, are awaiting the arrival today of a new Progress unpiloted cargo carrier. Progress 31 brings almost 2.7 tons of fuel, air, water, propellant and other supplies and equipment to the orbiting laboratory. Launched Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, it is scheduled to dock at 6:25 a.m.

The next shuttle status report will be issued after landing, at the end of the crew day, or
 

·
Still Boatless :-(
Joined
·
552 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Update.....

Fla. weather moves shuttle landing to California

By MARCIA DUNN – 2 hours ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space shuttle Endeavour and its seven astronauts are headed to California.
Dangerously high wind and a stormy sky prevented Endeavour from returning to its home in Florida on Sunday. With a gloomy outlook for Monday as well, Mission Control instructed the astronauts to head for sunny Edwards Air Force Base, the backup landing site.
Touchdown is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. EST. It will be the first space shuttle landing at Edwards in more than a year. NASA prefers ending shuttle flights at Kennedy Space Center because it takes about a week and costs $1.8 million to transport a shuttle from California.
Endeavour and its crew are ending a 16-day trip that left the international space station freshly remodeled and capable of housing bigger crews.



So it should be coming over the beach around 1:20 this afternoon?

:)bulb
 

·
"The" masheenist
Joined
·
5,444 Posts
Awesome,

One of these days I will see a launch and landing. I have always wanted to do it since I was a kid.

Brian
 

·
Islander Moho Trash
Joined
·
2,119 Posts
That was cool. Was outside talking to my neighbor, heard the boom boom, came inside and watched her land.
Has to be quite an adventure riding in the shuttle.:)devil
 

·
Steady Rollin
Joined
·
1,167 Posts
thats too funny, i read this thread last night and thought "oh thats cool, have not heard the shuttle land in a while" I was out working on my dirt bike and hear the boom and smiled and thought "must have been shitty in FL"

I'd LOVE to watch it land sometime, i bet that would be a trip watching it come in from a distance with a telescope, then some binoculars, then BOOOOOOM!
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top