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Shuttle to fly over Belize on the way down #402033
03/09/11 09:37 AM
03/09/11 09:37 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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Discovery is on its way home, and on the way to retirement.

Deorbit preparations have begun, and the weather looks great for a landing just before noon Wednesday at the Kennedy Space Center.

The payload bay doors were closed on Discovery just before 8:30 a.m.Wednesday.

Landing attempts
Discovery has two shots to return home Wednesday:

1st landing attempt -- 11:57 a.m.
Weather permitting, Discovery will fly over Guatemala and Belize, and then south of I-4 as it flies over the Florida Peninsula and back to KSC.

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2nd landing attempt -- 1:34 p.m.

If needed, Discovery will orbit the Earth one last time, flying across Mexico and the U.S. Gulf Coast, and then over Central Florida's northern counties on its way back to KSC.

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It all depends on the weather. Mission managers said they expect near perfect landing conditions for both landing opportunities.

The forecast on the Space Coast looks good, with the only issue being winds, some gusting up to 25 mph.


Re: Shuttle to fly over Belize on the way down [Re: Marty] #402151
03/10/11 12:34 PM
03/10/11 12:34 PM
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Diane Campbell Offline
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I heard (and felt) a big boom coming from the sky yesterday sometime around mid-day.
From the timetable above I think it was the shuttle.

Re: Shuttle to fly over Belize on the way down [Re: Marty] #402153
03/10/11 01:20 PM
03/10/11 01:20 PM
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Amanda Syme Offline

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There was a double boom around 10:45 am Belize time that was the space shuttle. It was pretty tough to hear - not like the big boom last year that rattled homes.

Re: Shuttle to fly over Belize on the way down [Re: Marty] #402155
03/10/11 01:49 PM
03/10/11 01:49 PM
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belizegial Offline
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I heard that boom here in Dangriga too around that time too. Certainly it wasn't as loud as the one last year.

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