Month: August 2009

Bummer…

Spotlights show the rain as it falls on Launch Pad 39A as space shuttle Discovery awaits launch. Photo credit: NASA TV …red lights for lightning, precipitation and cumulus clouds. In short, a nasty storm cell blew through and scuttled the

Just left the pre-launch party…

Astronauts and cake…Matt and Mim Blower met astronauts, Lee Morin (STS-110) and Lee Archambault (STS-117 and STS-119) — they also at special launch cake. Also on display, a life-size cutout of Nicole as guests entered the Debus Conference Center Facility

Countdown…

The weather in Florida during this time of year is normally uncooperative when it comes to launching spacecraft. It had a three hour thunder and lightning storm last night just off from the Kennedy Space Center. It was very impressive

We're in Florida

Countdown to launch at 1.36 Tuesday morning. Off to the Space Center tomorrow. (Epcot today) Live eye witness accounts of Nicole’s launch into space should follow God and the weather willing. Oh, it looks like Hurricane Bill is headed for

We’re in Florida

Countdown to launch at 1.36 Tuesday morning. Off to the Space Center tomorrow. (Epcot today) Live eye witness accounts of Nicole’s launch into space should follow God and the weather willing. Oh, it looks like Hurricane Bill is headed for

VLM scrap IOM-London City flights

VLM has announced it will not be restarting its flights between the Isle of Man and London City in September as originally planned.The airline initially suspended the route for the summer holiday period, but the continuing economic slump has resulted

Nicole Watch

STS-128 Crew Prepares for Launch NASA website updatesThu, 20 Aug 2009 09:52:38 AM ESTSpace shuttle Discovery’s seven astronauts flew to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for final prelaunch preparations Wednesday evening. In the crew quarters of Kennedy’s Operations and

Space Isle

Excalibur Almaz story here in full. Website here. An international spaceflight company plans to launch paying passengers on weeklong orbital trips by 2013 using vehicles based on Soviet-era spacecraft built for classifed military space stations. Excalibur Almaz Limited, based on

Watch Nicole

I sawa the interview with Nicole yesterday on NASA TV – it’s one of the high number stations on Cox. She was great. NASA TV Daily Schedule: All Times are Eastern Time Zone August August 17, Monday1 p.m. – Interviews

Hey Homecomers!!!

Entries are now being accepted for the annual Isle of Man Department of Tourism and Leisure Photo Competition, sponsored by Nationwide International Ltd.Photographers have just a couple of weeks to enter up to 18 entries in nine categories. All photos

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