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The Space shuttle launch from Ustream was a spectacular use of video, community, creation and sharing of experiences. Combined with the power of twitter, we communicated and spread the message of this historical moment, in real time.

We got to watch them prepare.

Here is how our watch unfolded.

Monday Launch Day Highlights
8:30 a.m. Live launch coverage began on NASA TV and Launch Blog
12:01 p.m. Atlantis’ hatch is closed and latched for launch
12:51 p.m. Countdown enters a 10-minute planned hold at the T-20 minute mark
1:01 p.m. Countdown resumes at the T-20 minute mark
1:12 p.m. Countdown enters a 40-minute planned hold at the T-9 minute mark, during which the Mission Management Team, and Launch Control team will conduct polls to give a final “go” decision for launch
1:52 p.m. Countdown resumes at the T-9 minute mark
1:56 p.m. Auxiliary Power Units Location Bank Of Evansville start at the T-5 minute mark
2:01 p.m. Atlantis launches on the STS-125 mission
2:10 p.m. Main Engine Cut Off (MECO)

Here is how the Mission will unfold: STS-125
Orbiter: Atlantis
Primary Payload: Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4
Launch Date: May 11
Launch Time: 2:01 p.m. EDT
Launch Pad: 39A
Mission Duration: 11 days
Landing Date: May 22
Landing Time: 11:41 a.m. EDT
Landing Site: Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Inclination/Altitude: 28.5 degrees/304 nautical miles

Tracy Repchuk
Your Recurring Riches for Life Coach

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