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Okay, so by now you must know that the space shuttle launch was scrubbed due to weather. Looks like “the big day” turned into “the big delay.” The weather was actually good everywhere but right over our own Shuttle Landing Facility which would be needed in the event that the shuttle had to turn around and make an emergency landing. Rats. Anyway, on the brighter side of things the traffic was a breeze; I sailed right onto the center and found Andy at the Operations Support Building 2 or OSB 2. It is a new building with a huge observaton deck on top and the secret service people were crawling all over it because the vice president and his entourage were up there. Here are some photos:

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Andy was actually there working, but I was able to hang out with him and his co-workers as they prepped to go back to the launch pad after the launch. Here’s a photo of Andy checking out an ELSA (Emergency Life Support Apparatus) bottle.

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  1. #1 by B on July 1, 2006 - 5:21 pm

    Safety first but awesome pictures. It gives us a different view of the shuttle launch, well delay in this case!

  2. #2 by Michael on July 2, 2006 - 10:19 am

    Thanks for the photos.
    It is cool to see what you see.

    Take Care
    Michael

  3. #3 by Windigo on July 2, 2006 - 12:39 pm

    Got the NASA channel on right now. It’s coming in really horribly compared to all of the other stations on the dish, so I’m hoping it clears up in case it launches today!

    Love the pics!!

  4. #4 by Jerry on July 3, 2006 - 10:29 am

    Hi Jen
    just to add something to your and andy’s great pictures and fun pages:
    Friend of mine sent mi this link

    http://mediaarchive.ksc.nasa.gov/detail.cfm?mediaid=28945

    if you enlarge the pic and look to the right next to the SRB cap, on the ramp you can find some funny painted worker-helmet hanging there 😉

    greetings from Prague, Jerry

  5. #5 by Jerry on July 3, 2006 - 10:33 am

    …and I hope that helmet does not do any harm to the safety of the ship!!
    J.

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