#NASATweetup Redux STS-134: 70 Percent Go for Monday, May 16, 2011

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NASA Tweetup STS-134 Day 1 Registration, April 28, 2011

NASA Tweetup STS-134 Day 1 Registration, April 28, 2011

*SQUEAL!!!* Now that the weekend is here and space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to launch on Monday at 8:56 a.m., I can SCREAM how excited I am! I’ve been cautiously optimistic and plan to remain so until I actually see the shuttle and hear the rumble so not to be disappointed if the dreadful “S” word happens.

Although there won’t be a tent, NASA Tweetup for the STS-134 launch were invited back and we can view it fro the press area where we’ll have access to the NASA TV auditorium and bleachers. Yay!

NASA Tweetup STS-134 Day 1 Taking Cover in NASA Media Auditorium, April 28, 2011

NASA Tweetup STS-134 Day 1 Taking Cover in NASA Media Auditorium, April 28, 2011

I’ll be leaving very early Sunday morning, around o’dark-thirty, for the Kennedy Space Center to arrive by 10:30 a.m., in time for the 11:15 a.m. trip out to Launchpad 39A to see the retraction of the rotating service structure (RSS). After that, it’s off to bed because the press site opens at 3 a.m. on Monday morning. We’ll wave to the AstroVan as the astronauts head out to the launchpad sometime after 5 a.m. then wait. Anxiously we’ll wait.

Yeah, That Close to the Countdown Clock, NASA Tweetup STS-134, Kennedy Space Center, April 29, 2011

Yeah, That Close to the Countdown Clock, NASA Tweetup STS-134, Kennedy Space Center, April 29, 2011

What’s the Weather Forecast for Space Shuttle Endeavour?

NASA Tweet About Space Shuttle Endeavour's May 16, 2011 Launch; Tweeted May 12, 2011

NASA Tweet About Space Shuttle Endeavour's May 16, 2011 Launch; Tweeted May 12, 2011

From what I’ve been observing by constantly checking the Weather Channel and monitoring Twitter, right now, weather indicates a 70 percent “go” for the launch with concerns for “landing facility crosswinds and a low cloud ceiling.”

Seventy percent is good, especially since I know this is Florida and weather can change on a dime, especially this time of year.

Have I Mentioned I’m Excited?
NASA Tweetup was amazing last month but I left knowing I’d return for the launch. Seeing it will complete a 30-year circle and specifically, the burning desire to experience was millions others have – a space shuttle launch.

Stay tuned for updates and be sure to follow me on Twitter!

Author: Solo Travel Girl

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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