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Old 07-05-2007, 10:43 AM   #1
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NASA rocket launch to coincide with Pepsi 400 festivities: Whoever sings "and the rockets red glare," on Saturday, July 7, the day of the Pepsi 400 at Daytona International Speedway, will really mean it. Sometime between 4:09 and 4:36pm/et, NASA is scheduled to launch a Delta II Rocket from the Astrotech Space Operations Facility Launch Pad at Kennedy Space Center in nearby Titusville, FL. Weather permitting, those attending the Nextel Series Pepsi 400 race or in the area of the Speedway should be able to see the rocket churn toward space. The Dawn spacecraft is being prepared for launch and has gone through a series of tests including the loading on xenon for the ion propulsion system and the loading of Hydrazine, used for spacecraft control and maneuvering.(DIS PR)(6-25-2007)


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Can you feel the temps rise when those babies take off in your back yard?
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Delta'* are fun to watch. Should be a good show.
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I am personally not a huge fan of NASA, but being able to see ths shuttle launch while at a race, that would be pretty darn cool.
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It'* not the shuttle. It'* a Delta Rocket.
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Oh, yeah, I did read that. EIther way, it would be cool to see.
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Something like this

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Yup, that would be cool to see.
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It'* like one of those Estes rockets you used to launch as a kid....

Just a whole lot bigger.
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Great. That means I'm gonna be stuck in traffic on the 528 when I get outta work.
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