Space Shuttle About To Launch

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Space Shuttle About To Launch

Post by Parrotpaul » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:45 pm

They are about 10 minutes away from launching the space shuttle from Cape Kennedy....Fox news is going to show it.

Should be quite spectacular....night time launch.
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Re: Space Shuttle About To Launch

Post by Parrotpaul » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:53 pm

Hard to believe some of the shuttles are 25 years old. Here we go. 2 minutes.
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Re: Space Shuttle About To Launch

Post by Parrotpaul » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:57 pm

Wow!!! That never ceases to be spectacularly amazing. God speed and good luck.

Endeavor's three main engines are rated at 37 million HP.
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Re: Space Shuttle About To Launch

Post by Datsun 510 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:10 am

Parrotpaul wrote:Hard to believe some of the shuttles are 25 years old. Here we go. 2 minutes.
I heard they're getting ready to replace the cassette deck with a more modern CD/6 speaker unit system.

The red vinyl upholstery on the captain's chair has definitely seen better days. :wink:

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Re: Space Shuttle About To Launch

Post by John Q. Public » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:17 am

Datsun 510 wrote:I heard they're getting ready to replace the cassette deck with a more modern CD/6 speaker unit system.

The red vinyl upholstery on the captain's chair has definitely seen better days. :wink:
Datsun who???

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Re: Space Shuttle About To Launch

Post by Datsun 510 » Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:53 pm

John Q. Public wrote: Datsun who???

Welcome back, stranger!
Hey, thanks! Nice to see some friendly fellow OC'ers.

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Re: Space Shuttle About To Launch

Post by Fordama » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:18 pm

Datsun 510 wrote:Hey, thanks! Nice to see some friendly fellow OC'ers.
I used to have a '72 510 wagon back in the day.

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Re: Space Shuttle About To Launch

Post by Datsun 510 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:57 pm

Fordama wrote:I used to have a '72 510 wagon back in the day.

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Re: Space Shuttle About To Launch

Post by Fordama » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:07 pm

Here's one with the exact same color and almost identical rims as my old beater:

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