Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Go for launch...

Despite ongoing problems with the fuel sensor, it looks like Discovery is still scheduled for launch today in just over an hours time, at 15:39 BST. Despite feel good sounds coming out of NASA it's worrying that the launch today may be more driven by political pressures to get off the pad than valid engineering concerns. We've been there before, and the pressure on NASA to go before the launch window closes must be fairly severe...


Holding at T - 9 minutes till launch

Update: A successful launch for Discovery...


The launch of STS-114

Update: Predictably the launch has generated lots of coverage, amongst others, New Scientist, BBC News and Slashdot have more...

Update: Looks like there may be a debris problem with Discovery...