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Electrical Problem Pushes Back Endeavour Launch

timothy posted more than 3 years ago | from the use-the-big-outlet dept.

NASA 30

oxide7 writes "The final launch of the space shuttle Endeavour hit yet another snag as engineers battle to resolve an electrical problem that scuttled Friday's launch attempt." The upshot, for anyone who wants to watch the lift-off in real time, is that the next likely launch window is toward the end of the week.

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Unrelated note.. (-1, Offtopic)

sjwt (161428) | more than 3 years ago | (#35995064)

Off topic, but hey spread the word!
House Intelligence committee aide confirms that Osama Bin Laden is dead. U.S. has the body.
http://politisite.com/2011/05/01/house-intelligence-committee-aide-confirms-that-osama-bin-laden-is-dead-u-s-has-the-body/ [politisite.com]

Re:Unrelated note.. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35995100)

Good. May that Islamic pig fucker rot in hell, getting assfucked by hundreds of male virgins every day for eternity.

Re:Unrelated note.. (-1, Offtopic)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 3 years ago | (#35995130)

At the moment of penetration, wouldn't they cease to be virgins?

Re:Unrelated note.. (0, Offtopic)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 3 years ago | (#35995192)

At the moment of penetration, wouldn't they cease to be virgins?

I just have this image in my head of Osama appearing in a misty room, surrounded by 72 Star Wars prequel fans.

Re:Unrelated note.. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35995228)

Bullshit. Keep drinkin' the Kool-Aid, son.

Instead, one of two things happened. The first possibility is that Osama was killed in the attacks on Afghanistan right after 9/11. The U.S. Government and its crooked contractor buddies kept Osama's death a secret so that they would have an Emmanuel Goldstein, an excuse to institute their bloody and wasteful make-work programs(DHS, Blackwater/Xe, Halliburton/Bechtel) promoting the complete militarization of America.

The second possibility is that Osama and his family are living happy, luxurious lives under aliases. Remember that his family was evacuated from the U.S. shortly after the 9/11 attacks. His public vilification was very different from the safe and respectful treatment he received privately, courtesy of the U.S. Government. He did us a great service in assisting the CIA and helping perpetuate our war machine and international presence. Now, he is given a silent retirement out of the limelight. Osama and his family are eating seasoned lamb on velvet seats while you and your kids are eating Top Ramen.

Off-topic.. (-1, Offtopic)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 3 years ago | (#35995066)

... but Osama's dead.

more importantly: (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35995068)

Osama bin Laden is dead.

To the moon alice... (-1, Flamebait)

crudd (1893782) | more than 3 years ago | (#35995072)

Hah, we cant even launch a rocket in 2012, and the majority still believe we went to the moon 50 years ago.

Re:To the moon alice... (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 3 years ago | (#35995096)

Are you serious?

Re:To the moon alice... (1)

crudd (1893782) | more than 3 years ago | (#35995104)

Nice rebuttal.

Re:To the moon alice... (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 3 years ago | (#35995122)

It was a question,

Re:To the moon alice... (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 3 years ago | (#35995180)

So why, specifically, do you think it was a hoax?

Re:To the moon alice... (1)

camperdave (969942) | more than 3 years ago | (#35995408)

So why, specifically, do you think it was a hoax?

Perhaps because the moon landing was only 42 years ago?

Re:To the moon alice... (1)

crudd (1893782) | more than 3 years ago | (#36004686)

I know its a hoax. The fact that it isnt repeatable until (atleat) 2020 should be all the proof evidece that any itellegent person should need.
If it did happen, how did we loose the technology to do it? Why cant we do it again? Heh, flamebait.

Re:To the moon alice... (1)

MobileTatsu-NJG (946591) | more than 3 years ago | (#36004802)

If it did happen, how did we loose the technology to do it?

We didn't.

Why cant we do it again?

Money.

Of course not.. (1)

furbearntrout (1036146) | more than 3 years ago | (#35995150)

ION -- Obvious troll is obvious.
Maybe be should have Niel Armstrong deck the GP like he did that Flat Earther...

Re:Of course not.. (1)

sconeu (64226) | more than 3 years ago | (#35995788)

That was Buzz Aldrin, not Armstrong.

Re:Of course not.. (1)

furbearntrout (1036146) | more than 3 years ago | (#36006492)

I always get that wrong. I guess I think of "Armstrong" as someone who punch someone.

do you want it safe or rushed / cheap like the (0)

Joe The Dragon (967727) | more than 3 years ago | (#35995112)

do you want it safe or rushed / cheap like the USSR ones in the past or the corner cutting china?

Re:do you want it safe or rushed / cheap like the (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35995232)

Every launch in the space race was rushed. Neither soviet nor american equipment was what I'd call cheap. Risky? Sure, but not cheap.

Re:do you want it safe or rushed / cheap like the (1)

camperdave (969942) | more than 3 years ago | (#35995518)

Every launch in the space race was rushed. Neither soviet nor american equipment was what I'd call cheap. Risky? Sure, but not cheap.

Bah! Components. American components, Russian Components, ALL MADE IN TAIWAN!

Re:do you want it safe or rushed / cheap like the (1)

M1FCJ (586251) | more than 3 years ago | (#35998590)

Old movie. Now they're made in the communist Republic of China and sold to the capitalist USA and Russia. Weird how things change as time flies.

Re:To the moon alice... (1)

mirix (1649853) | more than 3 years ago | (#35995126)

The majority also believe in god.

so. belief doesn't necessarily correlate with truth, but it can...

Re:To the moon alice... (1)

bmo (77928) | more than 3 years ago | (#35995234)

.... don't know if trole...

If you're just trolling, then you should be marked troll. If you're not marked trolling, well, I guess Slashdot doesn't have a moderation "-1 waste of oxygen"

--
BMo

Gee (1, Interesting)

Osgeld (1900440) | more than 3 years ago | (#35995156)

Go figure, its hard and expensive enough to keep a same year Buick running too. This thing is going to exceed 1bil before its done, great for a ribbon cutting and generic middle school "experiments". And where is my alternative energy? Thats right! It got what percentage of JUST THIS FLIGHTS budget? All for a science themed variety show ... in space

and btw osama is dead

Re:Gee (1)

Asm-Coder (929671) | more than 3 years ago | (#35997218)

Sources:
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/information/shuttle_faq.html#10 [nasa.gov]
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2010/02/us-government-budget-proposals-increase-clean-energy-funding [renewableenergyworld.com]

2.360M / 450M * 100 = 524.44%

Yeah, I agree, we are WAY over spending on renewable energy.

Re:Gee (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#36003838)

2.36B

Good (3, Interesting)

bmo (77928) | more than 3 years ago | (#35995206)

I would rather that they fix the problem than have the flight on time anyway due to managerial intransigence and bloody-minded thinking that led to launching in freezing weather and "it's just foam, how bad can it be?"

--
BMO

bLeading Edge (1)

Barncs (1746258) | more than 3 years ago | (#36006792)

It's nice to see the remark about NASA getting out of near space to focus on deep space exploration. Seems more 'researchy' given that there is a generation or two of smart people who understand short range space stuff. Let the private businesses figure out how to use near space, and let tax dollars find new possibilities.

dont fly me? (1)

jrpowell01 (2105552) | more than 3 years ago | (#36016080)

Maybe its trying to tell us something... Dont fly me?
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