Monday, August 24, 2009

STS-128 Still On Schedule

The crew just left the building and boarded the shiny Airstream motor home ("Astrovan") for the trip to the pad. Lightning is go at present but the proximity of anvil-top clouds still precludes launch.

These are expected to dissipate by 1:36 AM. Weather is still predicted to be 80% favorable for launch.

I'm hearing Cape Radio on 10780 USB right this second, doing radio checks with Freedom Star. He was just sent to 6751 USB.

Freedom Star (Booster Recovery Vessel) is loud and clear on 6751, working Cape Radio which is also lima-charlie.