Talk about stereo separation; I can hear a Mockingbird outside my window in NorCal, and another one over the mike on the live broadcast from NASA TV
Discovery crew is currently (04:03 PDT - 07:03 EDT) in the Airstream on the way to the pad.
Countdown is - 02:37:00
Sensor re-check completed and optimal.
T - 02:24 Led by Commander Eileen Collins, the astronauts are entering the Orbiter.
T - 02:00 3 hours to launch. Even the weather appears to sense it. Clouds and winds are receding from the 20 mile weather perimeter.
2 hours, 30 minutes to launch. All seven crew members are in the orbiter and secured.
Amother purpose is for one of the mid-deck Mission Specialists to photograph the External Tank upon separation.
At 01:55:00, The Orbiter cabin is being sealed and the Launch director has said that the original launch time, 10:39 EDT is selected and is the center of the 9 minute launch window.
Exactly on time, 10:39 EDT July, 26, 2005