[Chaos-l] solid rocket booster recovery ships put to sea
rtphokie at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 22:47:27 EDT 2011
Yup, the ships get outside the range as they head out to the splashdown zone.
The clock has been held since 10am this morning and will resume at
11:20pm tonight. There are 4 more holds in the countdown left (T -6
and 3 hours and T-30 and T-9 minutes). Most scrubs happen in the last
hold due to weather so it's a particularly tense one for all those
people who traveled down to Florida to watch the launch.
Gory details on the count are here:
On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 10:20 PM, Terry Crook <terrycrook at earthlink.net> wrote:
> The Freedom Star showed up earlier tonight, not far from shore altho' two
> objects were indicated.
> Now, 10:20 pm EDT, nothing is indicated!
> Out of range? I expanded out to include far out to sea (all of Florida shown
> as well as ~six times it's width to the east)!
> "No targets shown"
> All action at the Cape is still on "scheduled hold" until 11 hrs before
> launch, apparently.
> Taurus Terry in Chapel Hill
> 35° 55' 47"N, 79° 01' 00"W
> On 4/28/2011 4:11 PM, Tony Rice wrote:
>> The Liberty Star and Freedom Star, the two NASA ships which recover
>> the solid rocket boosters after they separate from the shuttle stack
>> about 2 minutes after launch, put to sea a few minutes ago. You can
>> track them using this interface, similar to they way airliners are
>> tracked on other sites:
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