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Old 10-22-2007, 10:47 AM
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Some background noise going on at the pad, for anyone that wants to know more insider information.................

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What is the best place I can drive to see the launch?

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U.S. 1 in Titusville
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I've been glued to that site for up to date info.
It now looks like a 60% chance of a "weather violation" but I'm getting on the plane with my wife & kids anyway. The flight back is Wednesday night but we could delay it till Thursday if need be.
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best viewing places
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We have passes to watch from the Kennedy Visitor Center. It's only 6 miles from the pad!
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OK so US 1 in titusville is the best place to view, is thier a resturant or land mark I can use as a reference for my GPS?? Maybe an intersection on US 1, or will I see signs and people and stuff??

Sorry for the questions but I am not going to drive up until tomorrow and would like to have an idea of where I am going.

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Will. I don't know the area but I was told by my hotel out on Cocoa Beach that the traffic on a launch day is terrible. Plan to get there well before hand.
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Maybe an intersection on US 1, or will I see signs and people and stuff??
SR 50 and US 1, Go north a little and look for a place to park. Yes traffic will be bad.
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Inspection team find ice on the LH2 umbilical. This is a violation and have been marked as RED. Weather also not looking good.

http://www.floridatoday.com/floridat...ogs/spaceteam/

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