View Full Version : Discussion: Secretive Atlantis Countdown Starts

2004-Jan-12, 03:34 PM
SUMMARY: NASA began the countdown for Thursday's launch of the space shuttle Atlantis; however, the specific launch time is still being kept confidential until 24 hours before - some time between 1900-2300 GMT (2:00pm-6:00pm EST). When Atlantis does launch, it will fly up to dock with the International Space Station and its 7-astronaut crew will attach a $600 million truss and $190 million rail car and track which will enable the station's robot arm to move from end to end assisting construction. (NASA Status Report)

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2004-Jan-12, 07:33 PM
Good news - they're "putting their money where their mouth is" and it seems to be another integral step in the construction of a sophisticated ISS.

2004-Jan-12, 11:56 PM
Chook, this is old news. (As I understand it ...) Google occassionally picks up old news articles from UT and posts them here. A lot of the Story Coments you've seen Fraser posting lately are automatically done by google and are waaaayyyy old.