back to article Atlantis launch knocked back four days

The provisional launch date of space shuttle Atlantis on its STS-125 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope has been postponed from 10 to 14 October due to the knock-on effects of Hurricane Ike. Ike forced the closure of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, resulting in a "lost week of training and mission preparation …

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uh oh!

Let's hope the Chinese don't get there first and find out where we've really been pointing it!

(speaking of which - herbal space-sickness medicine!? hardly space-age is it!)

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Not *totally* off-topic

Megan McArthur is definitely an AILF! Ay Carumba!

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I for one..

.. wish them a safe journey.

Replacing the crappy < 0.64Mpix cams with a giant 16Mpix one, imagine the difference! And the stuff we already had was cool. New batteries, spectrograph, some blankets, new gyroscopes but disturbingly.. a hook with which to send it into the atmo' once it's reached it's end.

This makes me sad. This is a piece of heritage we should hold on to for as long as possible. Shunt it into a high orbit? Tether it to the ISS or something? Burning it up seems like a tragedy, hoepfully once the new shuttles or whatever are in service we can preserve it or art least keep it functioning indefinitely. Just because there will be a replacement soon doesn't mean we should destroy it.

And MacArthur looks much nicer with her hair grown out. But yeah, PhD in space, nice possibilities :)

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