You launch some, you scrub some

Rachel Hobson

Rachel Hobson is a writer, editor and social media enthusiast with a background in the DIY/Maker and science/geek communities. She's also a life-long space geek, and enjoys living five minutes from Houston's Johnson Space Center where she can get her fill of rockets any time she pleases. Her hobbies include hand embroidery, modern quilting and all things Lego.

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By Rachel Hobson

Rachel Hobson is a writer, editor and social media enthusiast with a background in the DIY/Maker and science/geek communities. She's also a life-long space geek, and enjoys living five minutes from Houston's Johnson Space Center where she can get her fill of rockets any time she pleases. Her hobbies include hand embroidery, modern quilting and all things Lego.

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Spaceflight is complicated, with many constraints and requirements that must be met before all systems can claim “go” for launch. Unfortunately for STS-130, this evening’s “dynamic” weather proved to be too risky for this morning’s launch. Endeavour’s first launch attempt was scrubbed at 4:30 AM EST. The good news? We get to try it again in just under 24 hours and get to experience all the launch countdown fun twice. Not bad! Check back with my tweets tomorrow for the status of Endeavour’s second launch attempt.

Pictured above: Endeavour’s crew as they walk out to the famous Astrovan that will deliver them to the launch pad.

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