How you can view the Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery

The Registration opens up tomorrow August 16, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. ET through August 23, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. ET.
In anticipation for the demand that will be available for the last two launches, they are doing a random drawing to determine who will be able to purchase launch viewing tickets. There are rumors and discussions swirling in Washington whether or not to add a few shuttle launches for 2011, but that is not confirmed at this point… and besides, can our government actually do anything by themselves?
Details of the Final Launch of Discovery:
Date: Nov. 1, 2010
Mission: STS-133
Vehicle: Space Shuttle Discovery
Site: Kennedy Space Center – Launch Pad 39A
Time: 4:40 p.m. ET
STS-133 Description: Space shuttle Discovery will deliver and install the Permanent Multipurpose Module and Express Logistics Carrier 4, and provide critical spare components to the International Space Station.

I’ll be signing up in the morning. Will you?

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2 thoughts on “How you can view the Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery

  1. Thanks for posting this, Andy. We had a trip planned to Disney for the middle of September. We’d discovered that there was a launch planned the same week we were going to be down there and we decided to make the last couple days of the trip a visit down to Canaveral to go to the Space and Rocket Center and watch the shuttle launch. My oldest has been fascinated with rockets and such for the better part of the last year or so and we thought how awesome for us to do that so he could see it. We were so bummed to find out they’d rescheduled that launch. I’ve never seen one live, and since there may not any more after these last two, we figured we’d try to do whatever we could to get to one of them. I still get emotional thinking about it all. Having grown up a child of Star Wars and the Space Race and the shuttle program…it’s deeply disturbing to think about the ramifications of the current plans to shelve the program. I so hope that this is not the end. We’ll be signing up in the morning.

    • You got it. Being homeschoolers… we have a little more flexibility in our schedule so if things get delayed, we can act more on the fly. I hope y’all get to see it.