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    STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery's Final Launch - Tonight 9.50pm

    This is a discussion on STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery's Final Launch - Tonight 9.50pm within the General chat forums, part of the Community channel category; Originally Posted by NewsreadeR I remember watching the first ever one take off, live on TV Apollo 8 ? That ...

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      Re: STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery's Final Launch - Tonight 9.50pm

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      I remember watching the first ever one take off, live on TV
      Apollo 8 ? That would have been in B&W then
      Last edited by dholdi; 25-02-11 at 05:07 PM. Reason: Could have been miscontrued as in bad taste



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      Re: STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery's Final Launch - Tonight 9.50pm

      Quote Originally Posted by dholdi View Post
      Apollo 1 ? That would have been in B&W then
      Apollo 1 never launched - it was meant purely as an engine test.

      Tragically a fire in the capsule killed all three astronauts.

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      Re: STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery's Final Launch - Tonight 9.50pm

      Yep, tho i dont think most people who arnt interested in space flight would know that.

      Its actual mission number was Apollo 204, later renamed to 1 in memory of the lost astronauts.

      It was a tongue in cheek dig at Ged's age, hence the


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      Re: STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery's Final Launch - Tonight 9.50pm

      I realy hope nothing goes wrong.
      "To help would be a great adventure"

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      Re: STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery's Final Launch - Tonight 9.50pm

      MSN has put a link to this footage on their home page today:

      Viral Video: Space Shuttle Discovery launch viewed from plane on MSN Video

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      Re: STS-133 Space Shuttle Discovery's Final Launch - Tonight 9.50pm

      Nice to see she landed safely today.

      Discovery Landing for the Final Time | Death and Taxes

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