Thursday, October 4, 2007

buffer time is being eaten up...

Still, few news from NASA. But some Internet forums have coverage. According to them, the contingency day that was left is shrinking. So there seem to be only some hours of contingency (buffer time) left. If that contingency is eaten up, the launch will be delayed. That, in turn, could pose problems for the next mission, STS-122, as the schedule is very tight.

In some forum it is already being speculated if NASA is skipping some tests to save time. I think the guys at NASA know well what they are doing. I also believe they are quite responsible people. So, at least I hope, if they skip a test it is safe to do so.

Anyhow, it'll be interesting to see if the launch date slips -- and how this affects my travel schedule.

Oh, yes: sorry, folks, so far no new interesting pictures. If find some, I'll post as soon as I do...

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