Monday, July 17, 2006

Please Come Home Safely

Today's the day the Shuttle comes back to earth. It's scheduled to land at 9:14 AM our time.



There's live coverage here at Space.com and there's a link to a NASA TV feed.

Please come home safe, boys and girls.

Love and Kisses, and a dozen roses for each of you.

Corporal Kate and Sleepyhead

:)


33 Eloquent Orations:

On 7/17/2006 07:55:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

25 minutes to touchdown, and all is well....

 

On 7/17/2006 07:58:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Possible weather issue.. they're looking into it... might need to change something about the landing...

Update in a sec.

 

On 7/17/2006 07:59:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

they're thinking about changing the direction of landing on the runway.

20 minutes to touchdown

2000 miles out...

 

On 7/17/2006 08:00:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

1800 miles out
43 miles up
mach 21

 

On 7/17/2006 08:02:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

left roll
maximum heat... here's the moment of truth..

mach 20
41 miles up
1400 miles out

 

On 7/17/2006 08:05:00 AM, Blogger bourgeois_rage waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

I appreciate the updates, Janie.

 

On 7/17/2006 08:05:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

mach 16
36 miles up
1000 miles out

She's over Belize

Hydrolics good. (there was a leak in one system

They're changing runways to runway 15

 

On 7/17/2006 08:06:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

14 minutes
mach 13.7
1667 miles out

It's Kate, but Janie's here, too.

 

On 7/17/2006 08:07:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

and you're welcome.

13 minutes
mach 11.6
518 miles out
hydrolics still good

 

On 7/17/2006 08:08:00 AM, Blogger bourgeois_rage waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Well! Thank you, Kate.

Looks like they are between Cuba and Florida, now.

If you can, check out NasaTV.

 

On 7/17/2006 08:09:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

There's usually about a 1 minute delay from the TV to the feed online.

If it's on TV, you'll see it a minute before we do..

10:45 to landing

 

On 7/17/2006 08:10:00 AM, Blogger bourgeois_rage waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

I'm watching online, at work. Shhh!

 

On 7/17/2006 08:10:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

9:45
mach 6.2
25 up
214 out

approaching the coast of Florida from the SW

 

On 7/17/2006 08:11:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

mach 4.5
21 up
139 out

 

On 7/17/2006 08:12:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

problem with the right probe. They're trying to stow and redeploy it.

 

On 7/17/2006 08:15:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

We've got NASA TV going in another window, which is where we're getting our info...

Thanks though

5:30 to touchdown
mach 1.7
12 up
68 out
No joy on the right air data probe, but the left is good.

Nominal chute deploy

 

On 7/17/2006 08:15:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

OOOO pilot POV

 

On 7/17/2006 08:16:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Right probe just deployed.

All good

 

On 7/17/2006 08:16:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Left roll going

 

On 7/17/2006 08:17:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

3 minutes out
Mark Kelly
500 mph

5 up
17 out

 

On 7/17/2006 08:17:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Mark Kelley had the stick but Commander Lindsey has it now.

hydrolics good

 

On 7/17/2006 08:18:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

15,000 ft up
420 mph
9 miles out
1.5 minutes,

eyeball on the field

 

On 7/17/2006 08:19:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

here we go....

 

On 7/17/2006 08:20:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Houston, this is Jacksonville,

SHE'S ON THE GROUND, and she looks good.

 

On 7/17/2006 08:22:00 AM, Blogger bourgeois_rage waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Safe and sound. Looked like a smooth landing.

 

On 7/17/2006 08:24:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

We think they need to have the brakes Midasized, though. Did ya' hear them babies squeal?

 

On 7/17/2006 08:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Thats them home safe, which is good.
guthrie

PS- I wonde rhow long it will take my comment to show up, I wrote some ok ones ten minutes ago, hope they arent lost.

 

On 7/17/2006 08:30:00 AM, Blogger bourgeois_rage waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

I think moderation is off, Guthrie. Posts should show up right away.

 

On 7/17/2006 08:30:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

They're not lost, guthrie. We'll respond shortly, we had this whole update thing going on.

Blogger emails us each time a comment is made, with the entire comment. If they didn't post right away, they should have.

We should have a copy if there's a problem.

 

On 7/17/2006 08:31:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

blipey's right. They should be showing up right away. Moderation is off.

 

On 7/17/2006 08:32:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

If you don't have "check for new version of page at every visit" turned on in your browser, you have to click refresh to see your comments sometimes.

 

On 7/17/2006 08:34:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Sorry, that should have been Bourgeois Rage.


We've got a lot going on here.

 

On 7/17/2006 08:36:00 AM, Blogger JanieBelle waxed damned near poetic whilst opining...

Well now we just lost one.

That should have read Bourgeois Rage.

We have a lot going on here, give us a sec to catch up

 

Post a Comment

Oratory is now open to everyone. PLEASE don't make me moderate it. Also, be kind enough to sign your orations.

Links to this post:

Create a Link

Click the top or bottom banner to return home.