Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Space shuttle Discovery Launches; Watch live NASA Feed of Shuttle in Orbit!

The Space Shuttle Discovery has successfully made orbit above the Earth today as NASA pushed for a highly publicized 4th of July launch date. There were questions on the weather, which cleared up, and more problems discovered with the insulation foam which has plagued NASA since the explosion of the Space Shuttle Columbia in February, 2003.

Foam bracket on Discovery's External Fuel Tank

After an inspection, the Shuttle was cleared for takeoff on Tuesday, July 4th. All was well and the shuttle made orbit safely. But, here's the fun part: Yahoo! has a live feed of the NASA channel which you can stream on your computer. It gives an interesting look to the everyday life of an astronaut doing chores in space.


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