Tuesday, July 04, 2006

MECO and orbit

Wow. Discovery has had MECO and now they are going to tackle a survey of the tiles. From what the camera on the fuel line on the external tank saw, it looked like all the tiles in view stayed in place. I really loved seeing the curve of the blue Earth as Discovery rose to orbit. I think NASA really missed some good PR footage for not having such a camera earlier. As for the flames that seemed to be around the edges of the camera field of view and Discovery, don't panic that was just the engines going and then the spurts of white spray were from the RCS to get Discovery away from the ET.

Everyone have a great 4th of July.

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