STS-119 Discovery

STS-119 Discovery Landing




STS-119 Discovery (OV-103)
ISS Expedition: XVIII
Primary Payload: ITS S6 Truss & S6 Arrays (15A)
Launch Date: March 15, 2009
Launch Time: 7:43 p.m. EDT
Mission Duration: 13 days
Landing Date: March 28, 2009
Landing Time: 3:14 p.m. EDT 
Landing Site: Kennedy Space Center
Inclination/Altitude: 51.6°/122nm

[RTF-1]-STS-114 Discovery • [RTF-2]-STS-121 Discovery
[01]-STS-115 Atlantis • [02]-STS-116 Discovery • [03]-STS-117 Atlantis
[04]-STS-118 Endeavour • [05]-STS-120 Discovery • [06]-STS-122 Atlantis
[07]-STS-123 Endeavour • [08]-STS-124 Discovery • [09]-STS-126 Endeavour
[10]-STS-119 Discovery • [11]-STS-125 Atlantis • [12]-STS-127 Endeavour
[13]-STS-128 Atlantis • [14]-STS-129 Discovery • [15]-STS-130 Endeavour
[16]-STS-131 Atlantis • [17]-STS-132 Discovery • [18]-STS-133 Endeavour
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DISCOVERY CREW WAKE UP (ORBIT #196 :: 04:13AM CDT ~ Begins FD 14)
DEORBIT PREPARATION BEGINS (ORBIT #198 :: 07:33AM CDT)
EXPEDITION 19 / SOYUZ DOCKING (ORBIT #199 :: 07:45AM CDT ~ docking @ 8:14AM)
PAYLOAD BAY DOOR CLOSING (ORBIT #199 :: 08:53AM CDT)
EXPEDITION 19 / SOYUZ HATCH OPENING (ORBIT #201 :: 10:45AM CDT ~ hatch opening @ 11:10AM)
DEORBIT BURN (ORBIT #201 :: 11:33AM CDT)
MILA C-BAND RADAR ACQUISITION OF DISCOVERY (ORBIT #202 :: 1:30PM EDT)
KSC LANDING (ORBIT #202 :: 1:39PM EDT)
STS-119 POST-LANDING NEWS CONFERENCE (NET L+2 HRS)
ENTRY FLIGHT CONTROL TEAM VIDEO REPLAY (L+3 HRS)
STS-119 MISSION HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO REPLAY (L+3.5 HRS)
EXPEDITION 19 / SPACEFLIGHT PARTICIPANT POST-DOCKING VIDEO FILE (L+4.5 HRS)
STS-119 CREW POST-LANDING NEWS CONFERENCE (L+5.5 HRS)
VIDEO B-ROLL OF MAGNUS IN CREW QUARTERS (NET L+6.5 HRS)

Weather "No Go" for First Landing Opportunity :: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 08:15:32 AM PST :: The weather forecast is "no go" today for the first landing opportunity at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The next Kennedy landing opportunity is at 3:13 p.m. EDT, with a deorbit burn of 2:08 p.m. EDT.



my favorite commander pic

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STS-119 and Expedition 18 crewmembers pose for a group photo following a joint news conference in the Harmony node of the International Space Station while Space Shuttle Discovery remains docked with the station. From the left (bottom row) are NASA astronauts Tony Antonelli, STS-119 pilot; Lee Archambault, STS-119 commander; and Joseph Acaba, STS-119 mission specialist. From the left (middle row) are NASA astronauts Sandra Magnus, STS-119 mission specialist; and Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander; along with cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut (JAXA) Koichi Wakata, both Expedition 18 flight engineers. From the left (top row) are NASA astronauts Steve Swanson, Richard Arnold and John Phillips, all STS-119 mission specialists. Magnus, who joined the station's Expedition 18 crew in November 2008, is being replaced by Wakata, who arrived at the station with the STS-119 crew




but if that's too cute, there's Halo Kitty!
one of my neighbors has a jet-pack Hello Kitty
on their car, but i couldn't find it online.

btw, Endeavour EDW piggy-back changed to ISS wow.
on my desktop!

while i was rebooting, & resizing image… Discovery went "Go" for deorbit!

good burn, no trim. off to see the wizards at ksc.

i love FOX, they've got a SHUTTLE LANDING countdown,
they just pick up the feed & don't talk over it.

entry interface

Discovery slowing down, convoy heading out,
don't know when MILA C-BAND RADAR ACQUISITION happens.
i'll make another cappy to keep myself hyped up!

i see her!

"discovery is on and on"
runway in sight
landing!

that shuttle sure is dirty [haughty sniff]
don't need no dirty shuttles cluttering california airspace.

post-landing presser @ 5:15 p.m. EDT w/ Billy, LeRoy & Mikey
Crew removing suits, returning to Houston's Ellington Field Sunday @ 5 p.m.

Official Landing Times
Main gear touchdown @ 3:13:17 p.m. EDT
Nose gear touchdown @ 3:13:40 p.m. EDT
Wheelstop @ 3:14:45 p.m. EDT


AQ 790 = STS-119 DISCOVERY KSC WHEELSTOP ~ 28-MARCH-2009 @ 3:14:45 PM EDT = A NATIONAL DEBT… WILL BE TO US A NATIONAL BLESSING (Alexander Hamilton) = ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION OF THE MUSICAL SCALE (AQ-375 THE OVERTONE SERIES) = CONFIGURATION SPACE OF ALL POSSIBLE EMBEDDINGS (AQ-320 PROCESS PHYSICS) = COVERED WITH A CARPET OF BLACK SQUARES AND WHITE (Liber VIII § And thus shall he do who will attain unto the mystery of the knowledge and conversation of his Holy Guardian Angel: First, let him prepare a chamber, of which the walls and the roof shall be white, and the floor shall be covered with a carpet of black squares and white, and the border thereof shall be blue and gold) = DETERMINED BY THE CONCOURSE OF CIRCUMSTANCES (AQ-195 OF ABRAHADABRA, AQ-683 THE FORMULA OF THE HOLY GRAAL: OF ABRAHADABRA, AQ-1796 THE EXCEPTION IS WHEN SOME WHIMSICAL CIRCUMSTANCE TIES A KNOT IN THE CORNER OF ONE'S MNEMONIC HANDKERCHIEF) = SELF-ORGANIZING NEUROELECTRONIC INTERFACES (AQ-361 SPLIT-SECOND TIMING) = SI QWS TAURUM, CAPUT AMPUTAT, INDE FIT AURUM ({bad scan, should be AQ-806 SI QUIS TAURUM, CAPUT AMPUTAT, INDE FIT AURUM} AQ-577 THE POLITICAL PROPHECY IN ENGLAND, AQ-885 IF ANYONE CUTS OFF THE HEAD OF A BULL, GOLD IS MADE THEREBY) = TELEVISION INFRARED OBSERVATION SATELLITE (series of early weather satellites launched by NASA, beginning with TIROS-1 in 1960. The program was extremely successful in proving the usefulness of satellite weather observation; AQ-126 TIROS) = TERSE, INTELLECTUALISED FLIRTING BETWEEN MEN = THE PATHWAY BETWEEN *ALL THAT IS* AND ALL THAT CAN BE (AQ-3141 WHEN WE WALK THIS PATHWAY TO ITS COMPLETION AND RETURN WE HAVE ATTAINED IMBAS AND ARE PREPARED TO TAKE THE NEXT UPWARD STEP IN OUR JOURNEY BACK FROM FORM AND THROUGH FLOW TO SPIRIT; AQ-89 IMBAS, AQ-444 THE SYMBOL OF THE FUTURE, AQ-561 THE WHEEL OGHAM OF ROIGNE ROSCADACH; AQ-533, 1353, 1797, 3141) = THEIR PROFOUND MEMORY AND THEIR LONGEVITY (AQ-153 ELEPHANT) = THIS POINT (FORCING) IS THE STEP OF THE SUBJECT (Meditation 31: "However, one can 'force' a new situation to exist - a 'generic extension' - which contains the entirety of the old situation, and to which this time the generic procedure belongs (it is both presented and represented: it is normal). This point (forcing) is the step of the subject." What existed in the old situation will still be there, but transformed, new § AQ-777 BEING AND EVENT READING GROUP: MEDITATIONS 31, 35 AND 36) = TOROIDAL'NAYA KAMERA V MAGNITNYKH KATUSHKAKH (AQ-135 TOKAMAK) = UNSEEN YET PRESENT, ABSTRACT YET POWERFUL = WE'RE GOING TO MEASURE BETWEEN PLUS AND MINUS (AQ-209 SCOPEMETER, AQ-262 STS-117 ATLANTIS, AQ-412 SCOPEMETER CALIBRATION, AQ-556 SCOPEMETER CALIBRATION IN WORK) = WHEN SUN IS DIRECTLY OVERHEAD AT THE EQUATOR (AQ-168 EQUINOX, AQ-286 SUN 0° DECLINATION).



AQ 162 = SNOWMAN ☃ = A BIG ENDING = BEGINNING = BIG REVEAL
= BUILDERS = ECSTATICA = ECUMENON
= ELECTRIDE = FORTIFY = FORTUNE
= INTERFACE = MATTHEW 21:42 = R-SQUARE
= STAR-LIT = UV INDEX = ZETAGRID.


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