Wednesday, July 13, 2005

One Day and Counting!

Mission: International Space Station Flight LF1
Shuttle: Discovery
Launch Pad: 39B
Launch: July 13, 2005 at 3:51 p.m. EDT
Landing: July 25, 2005 at 11:01 a.m. EDT
Duration: 12 days
Orbital Insertion Altitude: 122 nautical miles
Orbit Inclination: 51.60°

The launch countdown clock began on Sunday at 6 p.m. EDT at the T-43 hour mark counting down toward a launch of Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-114 on Wednesday at 3:51 p.m. The launch control team members are in firing room 3 of the Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center and will be monitoring their system consoles.

The STS-114 crew spent Sunday in various reviews including a briefing with the Astronaut Support Personnel and the Vehicle Integration Test Office and a bench review of the items in the tile repair kit and the new Cure in Place Ablator Applicator for use in on-orbit tile repair.
NASA - Return to Flight

Would you believe they had trouble with the heat shield tiles this time as well?