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July 02, 2006

Independence Day Shuttle Launch!

After scrubbing twice over the weekend, NASA has announced that the next scheduled launch attempt for the Space Shuttle will be Tuesday, July 4 -- in other words, Independance Day!

A successful launch on our nation's 230th birthday would be a huge boost to NASA. It evokes memories of the dramatic landing of the Mars Pathfinder probe on July 4, 1997, when the little probe generated the largest Internet audience of its time.

So -- stay tuned at 2:37pm on Tuesday for the launch, with the launch windwo opening at 2:32pm and closing at 2:42pm (rounding down to the nearest minute). Ad Astra!

Posted by george_whitesides at July 2, 2006 11:46 PM



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