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Flight    51  -I, 


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7:30  a 


0  2  8:13:28:10 


General  Activity 

Pro-Ltiunch 


Cassette  # 

9  0 


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Gooo  mornint^j  Christen,   hope  wc  c;o   today  com.  choci 

u  i  ;    u  :  i.  z 

ono  of   tho  crew  left  cjIovgs   in  Astro  van 

KSC  COM:   Tempo raturo  on  board   is   6  1 

i  :  3  -J  ;  D  4 

Good  morning  Ron,    radio  check 

1  :  J  J  ;  i  J 

MS3   how  do  you  road?  Loud  and  clear 

i.  :  3  4  :  1  y 

PTo2   sensor  mcssaqe   for  Onizukci 

i  :  J  J  :  z  1 

thank  you 

1:48:07 

KSC  COM:    hoping  to   got   into   the   lower  40 's  before  launch 

today.     Casablanca   is   no  go   for  TAL   site     Expecting  lift- 

oil   on   Linic  Looay. 

1:21:31 

air  to  ground   radio  chocks 

1 : 20 : 3  1 

UHF  RADIO  checks 

1:19:48 

KSC  COM:    permission  has  been  given   to   closeout  crew 

to  close   tho  hatch. 

1:18:21 

air  to  ground  voice  checks  are  complete 

1  ;  1  7  :    1 1 

KSC  COM: 

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Flight  5  1-L 

8  r  0  1  a  .  n-i . 

LOCAL  TIME; 

Gat: 

General  Activity 

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8  ;  1 4  :  0  0  :  4  7 

P  r  o  -  L  Cx  u  n  c  h 

2  1 

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-000:01:17:08 

KSC  COM:   The  -countdown  clock  will   hold  at  T-l:10 

to  assess   the   ice  situation,   i^vcrvthinq  qoinq  smoothly 

Cabin  pressure  checks  to  start  shortly. 

01:10:21 

KSC  COM:    cominq  up  on   the  T-l:10   held.      there;  was 

a  round  of  applause  v/hen  the  closeout  crew  qot  the 

latch  closed 

0  1:10:00 

cabin   leak  check    (qo  for) 

01:10:00 

cabin  leak  check  readouts 

01:10:00 

qot   the   alarm  at   14:14:26    .      O.K.  thanks 

01:10:00 

can  we  set   the  pressure  down  a   little,   we  keep  qettinq 

alarms  in  the  cabin,  v;ait  on  that 

0  1:10:00 

welcome  to  our  Northern  launch   facility.  Thanks 

0  1:10:00 

KSC  COM:   We   are  presently   in  an  unscheduled   hold.  An 

onqoincj  meetinq  on  the   ice  situation. 

m  •  in-nn 

go   tn  1S7 

ni  .  1 n.nn 

need  a   reading  .I'rnm  the  CDR.  ,  ...                   .                                       ,  .  

01:10:00 

cabin   leak  check  complete,    qo  ahead  with  the  cabin 

c ] oseout . 

01:10:00 

qo  ahead  and  perform  cabin   redundancy  check. 

01:10:00 

we  have  the  hatch  closed  ready  for  v/hite  room  cl oseout. 

01:10:00 

redundancy   leak  check  complete. 

01:  10:00 

we  will   be  sG;ndinq  air  into  the  cabin 

01:10:00 

pressure   is  comminq  down. 

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FT  ight  51-L 


8  :  3  1  a  .  ri . 


LOCAL  TIME: 


OaT: 

General  Activity 

Cassette  # 

0  2  8:14:30:36 

P  ro -Launch 

2  2 

Time  NOTES 


-000  :  01  :  10 : 00 

wo  will    he  possibly  oxtondinq   th<^  hold   3  0  minutos 

01:10:00 

KSC  COM:    icG   situation   still   bcenci  assessed.    It  appears 

that   the  hold  will   bo  extended   30  minutes.  Standing 

by  for   that  decision. 

0  1:10:00 

KSC  COM:    On  NASA   t.v.    now  shows   some  of   the  ice 

around   the  shuttle.     Waiting  to  resjme  the  count. 

The  countdown  clock  continu(\s   to  Siold. 

01:10:00 

close  cabin  vent  now.  ok 

01:10:00 

cabin  pressure  readouts. 

01:10:00 

mike  leak 

01:10:00 

KSC  COM:   Wc  are   in  an  unscheduled  hold.      Flnqineers  arc 

taking  a   look  at  situation.      Presently  the  temperature 

is  expected  to  bo   32   at  ll:00est. 

01:30:00 

we  plan   to  come  out  of  hold  on   time  and  cross  toward 

1 aunch . 

1  :  ] 0  :00 

KSC  COM:   wo  will   come  out  of  hold  on  time   .  IMU 

ALIGN  will  bo  resumed.     Launch   team  planning  to  resume 

count  with  a  scheduled   liftoff   at  ll:35est 

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Fliqht  51-L 

9  :  0  1  a  .  n : . 

LOCAL  TIME: 

QfJT: 

General  Activity 

Cassette  # 

0  2  8:15:02:47 

P  ro- Launch 

2  2   c  o  n  L . 

Time  NOTES 


000:01:10:00 

KSC  COM:    Iminutc   from  co,"nniing  out  of    this  hold. 

The   launch  team  is  being  updated  on  weather,    looks  good 

Vvo  have  now  picked  up  the  count.      IMUpref  light  align 

begins  at  the  T-1:00  mark.     Coming  up  on  another 

weather  briefing  in  10  minutes.      it  does  a?3pear 

we  have   satisfactory  v;eather  ait   this  time. 

01:00:00 

KSC  COM:   Out  on  pad  the  crow  performed  cabin  leak  chock 

We'll   do  some  cleanina  of   the  ice  around  the  pad.  Winds 

have  shifted  around. 

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Flight      5  1-L 

9:20  a  .  iti  . 

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oat: 

General  Activity 

Cassette  # 

028:15:19:36 

Prc-Fl ight 

23 

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■000  :  00  :  58  :  18 

KSC  COM:  (cont-inucd) 

00 : 50: 50 

perform  boiler  preact.    please,  complete 

0  0:50:03 

KSC  COM:    Orbitor  has  3   boilers.     Each  boiler  has 

spray   .     Close   loop  test  is  under  way.      9  person 

team  is  on  its  way  out  to  the  pad  the   look  at  and 

clean  up  some  of  the  ice  thats  around  the  pad 

0  0:45:02 

KSC  COM:   The  qround   launch  scc|uenccr  has  been  activated. 

00:43:11 

channel  028 

0  0:41:00 

complete  thru  stop  716 

00:38:31 

reverify  that   steps  will   go  on  time. 

00 : 37 : 03 

did  you  want  to  brief   crew  on  PP02  sensor  A  inhibit  channel 

other   item  RCS  are   rcconf  iqured .     Are  v;o  qoinq   to  put 

OliMS  procedure  on.   Thats  affirmative. 

00:35:03 

KSC  COM:   There  are   two  built   in  holds  before  launch. 

Shuttle   landinq  strip   is   ready   for  a   return  to  launch 

site  abort.     The  countdown   is   qoinq  very  smoothly  since; 

we   resumed  the  countdown   .   T.O.    is  ll:38est 

00  : 

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Flight    5  1  -L 


9  :  5  2  a  .  iTi 


LOCAL  TIME: 


QST: 

028:15, -50:39 


General  Activity 

 Pre-F 1 ight 


Cassette  # 


Time 


NOTES 


000-00-27 • 12 

prSC'  COM-    CONT-       Still    talks   aboul    student    oyno  r  i  rion  t  s 

r^rc\  ^  Ti  n              r^n     90    rrir'iii'Fo  nr~^lri 

l_        1 1  1  J  1 H  iJ      ^  J  11      ^-  W      J 1 1  J  J  1  Li  L- 1.        1  1  "..^  i  \  *  « 

n  0  •  ?  4  -30 

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Vv  U     1 1  cl  V  LJ     cl     M  V J     i,  O  X      w     ci  L- 1  i  L-  I 

no     ci  S  IT  L  L  J.  c 

r\o'«-  v_,Ux^3.    wo   ci  ro   coiunij  ncj   up  oii   <i.u   ni  inuco   iioiu/   v.c,   a  i  o  cic 

L          ciric*  no  1  Ci  i  riM  ,    itiiKs   tiijuuL   uti/^i^ii  .      jt.  cicriv,-!    in  bpcico 

mission  w/ibch  roports  wil  1   be   rosumocl  on  Woclnosclciv , 

TPiO  Lockhoocl  tos  t  d  1  roc  to  r  now  b  r  1  o  f  i  nQ  th'^  c  ro\v  on 

cutoff   po  s  s  i  b  i 1  it  ^  . 

U  U  :  z  U  ;  U 

CO p V  H o u  s  to n   f  I  i  q h  t  s   comrfi o n  t. s  . 

U  U  •  Z  'J  ,  'J  u 

[jre    liiunL   aiiQn   is  yoijiL^  i  o    

00:20:00 

KfiC  COM:    wo   havo   ]    minuto   in    this   hold.      Tho   ico  toam 

is  tsck,  sncl  t,hc.  i?ix<l  is  clear  for  launch..  .Wa,iirc_.,cQuxLi_i_rii?  

nQW.      The  on  hoard   r.ompnhnr   is   now    in    thn   ops...l  Q 1  ..  t(^rin_i.n<T_L  

ronf  1  gurati  on  .OHMS   onginns   a  ro    now    inaotivo.      Comming  np  __  _.  . 

on    IR    ininntos    oonntinn.                                            _.  ... 

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Flight      5  1-L 

10  :  i  Ooni 

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GST: 

General  Activity 

Cassette  # 

0  2  8  •      ■  1  0  :  2  5 

Prc-F 1  i  ght 

2  5 

m 

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000:00 : 17 : 29 

KSC  COM:   TDRSS   satellite  will   be  deployed. 

0  0:13:30 

KSC  COM:   Evorythinq   is  go   for  launch. 

00:12:30 

The  countdown  clock  v;ill   hold  at  T-9  . 

0  0:12:16 

KSC  COM:    talks   about  TDRSS   satellite    .    Flow  rate 

0  0  :  1  0  ;  0  0 

KSC  COM:   conirainq  up  on   last  planned  built   in  hold 

Evorythinq  in  proper  configuration.     T-9   and  holding 

Launch  olanncd  to  be  at  11:38 

00:09:00 

HOUST .   COM:   Everyone  here   ready   for   launch   this  mornincj. 

00 :09 :00 

KSC  COM:   This   is   first   flight  of   a  private  citizen. 

While   in  orbit  2    lessons  will   be  conducted  from  the 

shuttle. The  Spiirtan-lla  1  ley  experiment,  (mission) 

00:09:00 

KSC  COM:   We'll    bo   ready   to  come  out  of   this  hold  in 

about  4  minutes.   The  count  will   pick  up  in  3  minutes 

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Flight  55-L 

1  0  "  2  <j 

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(31T: 

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028 : 16 : 27 : 30 

L  a  VI  n  c  h 

2  6 

m 

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0  0  0:00:08:0-1 

KSC  COM: 

00:7  :00 

KSC  COM:    and  counting 

00:06:00 

go  for  APUprcstart 

00 : o5 : 30 

APU  pros  tart  complex  to 

00:05:00 

go  for  APU start 

0  0:04:30 

t\ S C  COM:   v; o  h a v g  3   go o d   a u i  1  a r y  po w o r  u n i. t s 

0  0  ;  0  3  :  4  5 

KSC  COM: 

00:02  :  22 

ciear  caution  and  momory 

0  0:01:44 

KSC  COM:    coiTiiuing  up  on 9  0   .sec  point 

0  0:01:00 

 • and  counting 

0  0:00:30 

""       solid  rocket  booster 

00:00:16 

COM:   Houston  now  controlling,   will    throttle  down   to  65'=. 

soon 

Go  v;ith   throttle  up. 

Flight  controllers  nov;   looking  at  the   situation,   wc  have 

no  downlink 

00:03:  18 

The  vehicle  has  exploded 

00-05:31 

No  additional   info.   Apparently  the  vehicle  has  exploded 

wo  arc  awaiting  word  at   this  point 

^  :  :  ^  

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Flight    51 -L 


10:4G  am 
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oat; 

General  Activity 

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8:16:46:10 

T he  o rb iter   1  au n ch  pro})  1  cm s 

2  7 

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0  0  0:08:54 


COM:   There   are   ships  on  their  v/ay   to  v/hcrc   the  orbiter 


is   .   Apporcntly  wo  v;erc;   full    throttle  when  exploded 


More  info,    as   it  occur,. 


0  0:21:5 


2  COM:   v.'e  had  an  apparent  explosion.    Imp^ict   in  the  water 


data  was   lost  'with  the  vehicle.   No  reported  Tiroblenis 


with  SRD's    .   Wc  will   keep  you  posted   .   We   saw  paramedics 


parachuting   into  the  area   ,   wc  have  no     furtlier  info,  at 


t  his  r^o  i  n  t . 


4  5:01 


COM:   on  launch  after  tower  clear,    there  v/as  an  apparent 


cxrjlosion,    there  v;ere  no  anomallies  at  that  tim.e 


that  we  could   toll.     At   this   time  via  are  v.'aiting  for 


additional    info.   The  explosion  was   right   after  ful 


thrott 1 e 


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Flight    51-L  ]t:45am 


LOCAL  TIME: 


QPtt: 

0  2  8:17:41:11 

General  Activity 

E  >:  p  1  o  s  ion 

Cassette  # 

28 

Time  NOTES 

0  0  0:01:04:11 

recovery  teams  arorosoarchlnq  the  area  now 

the   range  safety  teams  are  still    continuing  to 

looking  at  tYic  area.   More  info  as   it  bocorriot  available 

2:32:31 

COM:  Press  conference  v.'ill   bo  hold  at  2:30  p.m. 

2:35:48 

COM:   Again  the  press   conference  will   be  held  at  2:30cst 

2:45  :  2  3 


COM:Remindor  of   the  press  conference  at  2:30cst 


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