Pathfinder Launch

From: Jan Wee <>
Subject: Pathfinder Launch
Date: Sun, 01 Dec 1996 10:26:52 -0600

Dear Marg and all,

At 04:30 PM 11/27/96 GMT, you wrote:
>Is there any info out about whether or
>not the networks are going to broadcast the
>Rover launch on Sunday morning?

The Pathfinder's countdown *had* been set to begin at midnight on 
Monday, December 2nd.  I just heard (via CNN News) that the weather conditions
in Florida are such that they now have postponed the launch until
Tuesday, starting at midnight.  Assuming the same NASA-TV coverage plan is
effect  countdown and launch coverage would be carried on NASA-TV beginning 
at midnight, Dec. 3rd with rebroadcasting at 5:30am (based on prior 
announcement posted to this list.)

Hope you are able to set your VCR's to record the launch!  My morning
paper indicated a high level of anxiety among the scientists and 
engineers given the Russian Mars 96 problems.  Donna Shirley will be on hand
for launch.  Her next journal should give us all an over-the-shoulder
view of the events.  Remember, she should be on Good Morning America
tomorrow (MONDAY) morning!

Jan Wee

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