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Atlantis shuttle launch 8th of juli

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Atlantis shuttle launch 8th of juli

My name is john oudshoorn and i am from Holland.

I will be in Florida around the 8th of juli, so i hope to see the last shuttle launch from the Atlantis.

I have seen some pictures from a space shuttle on the launch platform at night, is it possible for a tourist to get so close to take those pictures? or are those made by people from nasa them selfs?

I looked if i could find a post about this but no luck (probbaly looked wrong)

thanks in advance

John Oudshoorn

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1. Re: Atlantis shuttle launch 8th of juli

John you emailed me privately. Did you get my answer?

Preston

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3. Re: Atlantis shuttle launch 8th of juli

It's now looking like a postponement for the launch. We're having a lot of rainy weather.

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4. Re: Atlantis shuttle launch 8th of juli

PLEASE postpone it until Monday :-)

I will be finally around then :-)

Soo looking forward to seeing it!

But I think that Monday is not very likely, right? There is a conflicting launch on July 14th (Rocket).

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5. Re: Atlantis shuttle launch 8th of juli

The news says that a crowd of over 500,000 is expected to view the launch ..... if it isn't cancelled.

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6. Re: Atlantis shuttle launch 8th of juli

Yeah... They closed some areas due to reaching capacity.

Still hoping for next week :-)

Chances are 30 percent right now that it goes!

IF the yscrub today AND Sunday, the next projected date would be saturday 16th. Guess what will be going on on a WEEKEND...

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7. Re: Atlantis shuttle launch 8th of juli

I suppose everyone who's going to be there is already there. Man, I wouldn't want to be driving back when it's time to leave.

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8. Re: Atlantis shuttle launch 8th of juli

Flag is RED currently due to thick clouds...

There is STILL a lot of traffic but YES, many grab their places :-)

http://t.co/MPnoavt

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9. Re: Atlantis shuttle launch 8th of juli

Sorry you missed it Sascha ... it went up 3 min after sched. lift off. Now all we need is a safe return.

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10. Re: Atlantis shuttle launch 8th of juli

It was a beautiful sight, even if just from the TV. Yes, a safe mission and return would make it perfect.