Sunday, July 12, 2009

Saturday launch scrubbed, try again today.

The several times delayed STS-127 launch should hopefully launch today. Easy to see why they didn't go on Saturday. Shuttle can't fly in rain since the delicate thermal tiles could get damaged.
....and after Apollo 12 got hit by lightning twice during launch, lightning isn't a good thing either. Saved by Alan Bean hitting the "SCE to AUX" breaker on John Aaron's recommendation. I still need to get that on a license plate I think. Only a few would know what SCE2AUX would mean!
Anyway, Endeavor should go at 7:13pm EDT (or 4:13 pm Pacific).
(Photo by Gene Blevins)

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