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Gooo mornint^j Christen, hope wc c;o today com. choci

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ono of tho crew left cjIovgs in Astro van

KSC COM: Tempo raturo on board is 6 1

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Good morning Ron, radio check

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MS3 how do you road? Loud and clear

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PTo2 sensor mcssaqe for Onizukci

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thank you

1:48:07

KSC COM: hoping to got into the lower 40 's before launch

today. Casablanca is no go for TAL site Expecting lift-

oil on Linic Looay.

1:21:31

air to ground radio chocks

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UHF RADIO checks

1:19:48

KSC COM: permission has been given to closeout crew

to close tho hatch.

1:18:21

air to ground voice checks are complete

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KSC COM:

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KSC COM: The -countdown clock will hold at T-l:10

to assess the ice situation, i^vcrvthinq qoinq smoothly

Cabin pressure checks to start shortly.

01:10:21

KSC COM: cominq up on the T-l:10 held. there; was

a round of applause v/hen the closeout crew qot the

latch closed

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cabin leak check (qo for)

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cabin leak check readouts

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qot the alarm at 14:14:26 . O.K. thanks

01:10:00

can we set the pressure down a little, we keep qettinq

alarms in the cabin, v;ait on that

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welcome to our Northern launch facility. Thanks

0 1:10:00

KSC COM: We are presently in an unscheduled hold. An

onqoincj meetinq on the ice situation.

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cabin leak check complete, qo ahead with the cabin

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qo ahead and perform cabin redundancy check.

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we have the hatch closed ready for v/hite room cl oseout.

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redundancy leak check complete.

01: 10:00

we will be sG;ndinq air into the cabin

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pressure is comminq down.

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wo will he possibly oxtondinq th<^ hold 3 0 minutos

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KSC COM: icG situation still bcenci assessed. It appears

that the hold will bo extended 30 minutes. Standing

by for that decision.

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KSC COM: On NASA t.v. now shows some of the ice

around the shuttle. Waiting to resjme the count.

The countdown clock continu(\s to Siold.

01:10:00

close cabin vent now. ok

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cabin pressure readouts.

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mike leak

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KSC COM: Wc are in an unscheduled hold. Flnqineers arc

taking a look at situation. Presently the temperature

is expected to bo 32 at ll:00est.

01:30:00

we plan to come out of hold on time and cross toward

1 aunch .

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KSC COM: wo will come out of hold on time . IMU

ALIGN will bo resumed. Launch team planning to resume

count with a scheduled liftoff at ll:35est

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KSC COM: Iminutc from co,"nniing out of this hold.

The launch team is being updated on weather, looks good

Vvo have now picked up the count. IMUpref light align

begins at the T-1:00 mark. Coming up on another

weather briefing in 10 minutes. it does a?3pear

we have satisfactory v;eather ait this time.

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KSC COM: Out on pad the crow performed cabin leak chock

We'll do some cleanina of the ice around the pad. Winds

have shifted around.

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perform boiler preact. please, complete

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KSC COM: Orbitor has 3 boilers. Each boiler has

spray . Close loop test is under way. 9 person

team is on its way out to the pad the look at and

clean up some of the ice thats around the pad

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KSC COM: The qround launch scc|uenccr has been activated.

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channel 028

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complete thru stop 716

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reverify that steps will go on time.

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did you want to brief crew on PP02 sensor A inhibit channel

other item RCS are rcconf iqured . Are v;o qoinq to put

OliMS procedure on. Thats affirmative.

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KSC COM: There are two built in holds before launch.

Shuttle landinq strip is ready for a return to launch

site abort. The countdown is qoinq very smoothly since;

we resumed the countdown . T.O. is ll:38est

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prSC' COM- CONT- Still talks aboul student oyno r i rion t s

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KfiC COM: wo havo ] minuto in this hold. Tho ico toam

is tsck, sncl t,hc. i?ix<l is clear for launch.. .Wa,iirc_.,cQuxLi_i_rii?

nQW. The on hoard r.ompnhnr is now in thn ops...l Q 1 .. t(^rin_i.n<T_L

ronf 1 gurati on .OHMS onginns a ro now inaotivo. Comming np __ _. .

on IR ininntos oonntinn. _. ...

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KSC COM: TDRSS satellite will be deployed.

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KSC COM: Evorythinq is go for launch.

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The countdown clock v;ill hold at T-9 .

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KSC COM: talks about TDRSS satellite . Flow rate

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KSC COM: conirainq up on last planned built in hold

Evorythinq in proper configuration. T-9 and holding

Launch olanncd to be at 11:38

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HOUST . COM: Everyone here ready for launch this mornincj.

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KSC COM: This is first flight of a private citizen.

While in orbit 2 lessons will be conducted from the

shuttle. The Spiirtan-lla 1 ley experiment, (mission)

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KSC COM: We'll bo ready to come out of this hold in

about 4 minutes. The count will pick up in 3 minutes

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KSC COM: and counting

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go for APUprcstart

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APU pros tart complex to

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go for APU start

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t\ S C COM: v; o h a v g 3 go o d a u i 1 a r y po w o r u n i. t s

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ciear caution and momory

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KSC COM: coiTiiuing up on 9 0 .sec point

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and counting

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"" solid rocket booster

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COM: Houston now controlling, will throttle down to 65'=.

soon

Go v;ith throttle up.

Flight controllers nov; looking at the situation, wc have

no downlink

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The vehicle has exploded

00-05:31

No additional info. Apparently the vehicle has exploded

wo arc awaiting word at this point

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COM: There are ships on their v/ay to v/hcrc the orbiter

is . Apporcntly wo v;erc; full throttle when exploded

More info, as it occur,.

0 0:21:5

2 COM: v.'e had an apparent explosion. Imp^ict in the water

data was lost 'with the vehicle. No reported Tiroblenis

with SRD's . Wc will keep you posted . We saw paramedics

parachuting into the area , wc have no furtlier info, at

t his r^o i n t .

4 5:01

COM: on launch after tower clear, there v/as an apparent

cxrjlosion, there v;ere no anomallies at that tim.e

that we could toll. At this time via are v.'aiting for

additional info. The explosion was right after ful

thrott 1 e

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recovery teams arorosoarchlnq the area now

the range safety teams are still continuing to

looking at tYic area. More info as it bocorriot available

2:32:31

COM: Press conference v.'ill bo hold at 2:30 p.m.

2:35:48

COM: Again the press conference will be held at 2:30cst

2:45 : 2 3

COM:Remindor of the press conference at 2:30cst

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