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Space shuttle launches

...of what a great nation can do when it dares to be bold and commits to follow through," he said, addressing NASA launch director Mike Leinbach. "We're not ending the journey today ... we're completing a chapter of a journey that will never...

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Launch delayed of unmanned satellite to test Einstein predictions

...hours because officials were unable to verify whether some last-minute data had been loaded aboard the rocket, launch director Chuck Dovale said. The satellite - 45 years and $750 million in the making - was built to test two of Einstein's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/20/liv_412785.shtml
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Hurricane delays Atlantis' launch by nearly a week

...repaired. The latest delay was a keen disappointment for NASA, anxious to have its spaceships flying again. But launch director Mike Leinbach said: "If you can't accept a few curve balls in this business, then you don't belong here...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/03/tec_356330.shtml
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Discovery heads for international space station

...at the preferred time of 5:15 p.m. The approaching storms began to dissipate and veer slightly to the west. Launch director Mike Leinbach was delighted in any event. "Wasn't that a great launch?" Leinbach asked his team. The controllers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/08/11/tec_318390.shtml
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Astronauts to install robot arm on space station

...Endeavour lifted off at 2:40 p.m., right on time. "Good luck and have fun on the international space station," launch director Mike Leinbach told the astronauts. It was a fine day for flying, and not just because of the good weather. Thursday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/04/20/tec_314119.shtml
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Discovery blasts off with next space station crew

...At liftoff, it was 45, one of the colder launch-time temperatures. "Looks like a beautiful day to go fly," launch director Mike Leinbach told the shuttle crew right before liftoff. Replied Discovery's commander, James Wetherbee: "Expedition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/09/tec_306217.shtml
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Seven astronauts en route to space station

...good things come to those who wait and we waited for a while on this one, but the satisfaction is immense," said launch director Dave King. "And what a beautiful time of day to launch." NASA had tried three days in a row last month to launch...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/20/tec_289541.shtml
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Shuttle launched after nine delays

...bad weather had forced delays the previous two days. "We appreciate your patience in hanging in there with us," launch director Dave King told the crew just before liftoff. "We hope you have a great mission to Hubble, and we'll see you back...

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Launch of first female shuttle commander off until Thursday

...engine compartment and ordered the cutoff. The reading turned out to be wrong, and it would have been safe to fly, launch director Ralph Roe said. "We are convinced this is not a real leak," Roe said, "and we have no serious concern with launch...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/21/tec_266099.shtml
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NASA vows Clinton's presence won't hasten John Glenn launch

...there was an even longer gap between shuttle launches -- 5 1/2 months -- because of persistent fuel leaks. Launch director Ralph Roe said all hands at NASA have worked hard to keep their skills sharp during the unexpectedly long hiatus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/21/tec_242502.shtml
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