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Old 03-05-2010, 04:24 PM   #253
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Yes, nice shots airdreamers! Well done.

Another cool thing in the Vernacotla shot is, you can see were
the main engines are throttled down due to maximum dynamic
pressure. This happens about 26 seconds into the launch.
Otherwise, air pressure would crush the rocket like my forehead
crushes empty beer cans.
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:30 PM   #254
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Hey Sky,

Don't you think that the freezing temps had any thing to do with the effects.

Thanks for the compliment!

We, the ones standing on the pier watching the launch were lucky to see it but frozen in place. Too bad the Shuttle didn't produce enough heat to help us out!!

Maybe we will see the next one in the warmth!
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:54 PM   #255
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Hey guys... the March launch, STS-131, has been delayed to April 5. I still won't be able to make it but hoping a few of you get in. I'm praying for enough delays to keep me employed for another year or so!!!

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Old 03-18-2010, 02:56 PM   #256
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Thank you all for joining in the Rally. We had a total of 19 trailers - a few folks couldn’t swing it and others were MIA. But I still think it was very successful rally and I am so glad everyone got power/water. I still can’t figure out why the Country Store personnel couldn’t have been more forthcoming about the overflow scenario… but I know a few of you experienced the same enthusiastic assistance. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am thankful for meeting so many neat people! I hope to keep in touch with you all.


I pulled Ophelia home yesterday in the rain. I can’t believe the weather we had –it didn’t feel like Florida and wasn’t really conducive to outdoor gatherings like I had anticipated. I have enough food to survive a couple months now; super bowl chili & nachos, breakfast biscuits and sweet rolls, dogs & burgers and chips out the ying-yang!

It was so much fun that I’ll try to plan another gathering before the end of the program. Maybe STS-132, launch of Atlantis, currently scheduled for May 14 at 2:28 pm? For now, I need to focus on my resume and working to find a new job! Yikes.


Muchas gracias to everyone!

airdreamers: loved your space shuttle – really added a *touch of class*
BDand TTs: thanks for the showing – beautiful work – now get back to cleaning restrooms!
DaveFL : thanks for helping me with my door latch – it was nice to meet you two
deauxrite: I’ll try to remember to *Just Keep Breathing* (now I get it)
fltlevel510: thanks so much for creating our logo – and for bring Tom & Millie with you!
frankandsue: sorry you missed the launch! I’ll be watching to see what my dad turns out of the Katrina pieces.
gr.austin: thanks for the leads on headhunters
Greg N Cindy: it was good to meet you and wish you all had been down south with us
halimer: enjoyed the trip to PAFB and thank you for getting my HW tank working (warm water is a luxury)!
jdalrymple: I’ll be watching Jerry Springer to see you and Jami
lylevg: thanks for coming all the way from CA and bringing in AIRForum early-birds – loved watching Flash Gordon
Ramble Can: sorry I missed you on Tuesday – thanks for figurin’ out my antenna mess, watching over my girls and the warm welcoming. Hope Jeff had a good b-day – and remembers it after Normans.
rtaylor537: glad you made it over from Frostproof – maybe I’ll make it over for a weekend visit
Sky: nice chair man – hope you two get to do some kayaking soon
Bandits: thanks for all the hospitality – I’m sorry now that I flaked out on super bowl – but enjoyed the cake
dmoore: wish I could have spent some time hearing about your trips
PhiDor: glad you made it on such short notice!



Laura,

I must say I didn't know you were a writer also, as well as being a great rally host! I just finished reading your article in the FL Unit news letter, great job! Hope to see you in warmer times, Airstreaming!!
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:18 AM   #257
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Friend showed me this site, thought this group would also like it.

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1) Thanks for the Link 2) More Launches?

DaveFL - that's a cool link - thanks for the information.

I think there are potentially two more launches scheduled for 2011 NASA - NASA's Shuttle and Rocket Launch Schedule anyone planning to attend?

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Old 01-17-2011, 02:39 PM   #259
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We are planning on doing the Discovery launch.
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April.... Maybe

I don't think we can make the launch in February. But the April date may work out. If we decide to attend we'll post here to see if others are interesting in meeting.

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Is there a Mini-Rally for the Discovery Launch Feb 23, 2011? If so where and how do I sign up? I plan to be in Florida in Feb and this would be awesome to see. AirstreamHobo
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Let's get an April date in the books!
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Is there a Mini-Rally for the Discovery Launch Feb 23, 2011? If so where and how do I sign up? I plan to be in Florida in Feb and this would be awesome to see. AirstreamHobo
Hey Obie are you going to Sarasota Rally. We are heading down this Sunday to Mystic Springs then on to the Rally. We could meet for the shuttle launch.
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Doug..Yes we will see you at Sarasota..then we can make plans..Obie
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To Funkill. The rally at KARS was most memorable and you did magnificent. In fact so much so that it would be fitting to have such an event for the "last" launches. What do you say???
I know it would be a great success.
What other persuasive tactics can I use??
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To Funkill. The rally at KARS was most memorable and you did magnificent. In fact so much so that it would be fitting to have such an event for the "last" launches. What do you say???
I know it would be a great success.
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Ah, thanks.

Another Rally is definately on my mind. Problem is, I'm not sure where I will be for the last launch. I'm still trying to secure some employment so I'm not part of the big lay-off at the end of the year. But I'm not searching as hard as I should... Over 700 received pink slips today.

If I'm still here, I'll put something fun together. There are rumors that NASA wants to push that last launch out as far right as possible - towards the end of August. That will be nice weather - at least 60 degrees warmer - better than STS-130. And it will be more condusive for socializing!!!

I'll start a new thread when the time comes! Take care, Laura
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