Hannah Jurado, Mission Controller

Submitted by Richard Sheppard on Sun, 07/02/2006 - 10:25

Anonymous (not verified)

Sun, 07/02/2006 - 14:10

Cool! Can she get me on the next flight? Link doesn't seem to work though, can't see the presentation. :-( Using safari

Richard Sheppard

Sun, 07/02/2006 - 16:43

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

...my fault. I fixed it. 

Richard Sheppard

Sun, 07/02/2006 - 16:50

Watch any or all of the video channels at Kennedy Space Center. View in any of three resolutions. Includes links to relevant KSC pages, such as the shuttle countdown clock. Click here.

And the countdown clock and other images can be seen by any Java equipped computer by clicking here.

Thanks to Ben Stanley at Trilby Multimedia for pointing those out. 

Richard Sheppard

Sun, 07/02/2006 - 23:00

Subject: Big Howdy from Texas!

It's nice to hear from you. I am currently in the Mission Control Center... the weather in Florida is not within our parameters so the launch has been scrubbed, once again. Rather than having a 24hr turn-around, we will yet again attempt another launch on Tuesday. This, I believe, would be a spectacular sight to see, particularly, since it is the 4th of July.

There will be a briefing on NASA TV today at 2pm Central Standard Time. We'll keep our fingers crossed!


Hannah J.

Tue, 07/04/2006 - 15:26

I’m quite sleepy... if we don’t launch today, I will just give in and resort to bringing my sleeping bag to work.  Laughing

If we do launch, I may finally get a day off... and hibernate for 24 hrs before returning to the Center. WoooHoooo!!

Things look good so far! There is an 80% chance of good weather during the launch window in about four hours. The team is gearing up. There have been some minor technical difficulties that have arisen and are being analyzed. I have my fingers crossed… no, wait… I should be saying this:

We’ll launch this wonderful Fourth of July… I feel it… the clouds will part and a ray of sunshine will beam upon the shuttle during the launch window!!!!!!! Happy B-Day America!

Hannah J.

Tue, 07/04/2006 - 18:53

Good Wishes!

The vehicle is in good shape today, and is scheduled for launch at GMT 18:37:55 resulting in a docking time to the International Space Station on Thurs. July 6, GMT 14:51:00. There is an 80% chance of launching due to weather. Things are looking good for this U.S. day of Independence. What a better day than to have the largest rocket of all leave the docking pad and soar off into the sky?

My heart reaches out to everyone who has been working so avidly to get this to fruition, and all those who have been following and those who send their support on this historic mission... Sincere thoughts & best wishes for the day...

From the Mission Control Center,

Hannah J.

The Tech angle:

Zaragoza, and our other alternate landing site, gave a GO for FLIGHT!!!!!!!!!

Winds 180 at 17 which puts us within our gust win limits Tail wind @ 15 knots ; within limits A few clouds @ 25000 ft, 80-100 miles away THIS LOOK GREAT!!

Can't wait to hear the words: "Discovery to Houston, GO to Throttle Up" --------- "Copy, Throttle Up"


GMT 185/17:72 ---- We are standing in our scheduled 45 minute hold!

Our Flight Control Console positions just called our affirmations to the Flight Director for "Go Flight"!!! Both Station and Shuttle teams are officially Go for Launch!


Hannah J.

Tue, 07/04/2006 - 19:11

Thanks Richard,

For all your support & all those out there supporting this amazing event. It's all about history in the making! Our astronaut on the Space Station, Jeff, is now doing some final preps on the ISS airlock. I am now just standing by on the edge of my seat, taking a look at about ten different screens with butterflies in my tummy!!!

All the best,

Hannah J.

Hannah J.

Tue, 07/04/2006 - 21:30

I have tears of joy welling in my eyes... This is indeed a special 4th of July.

Today we truly did see the rockets' red glare... bursting in air, and the star-spangled banner waving, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave...

Our journey has just begun~

Anonymous (not verified)

Tue, 07/11/2006 - 15:41

Hannah is a very good friend of mine and we have kept in touch for years. I am very proud of her accomplishments as she has worked very hard over the years and has wanted this job all her life and she now is able to taste the fruits of her labor......congrats girlfriend. Happy Birthday my Friend.....Miss ThirtySomething Melanie L

Hi Hanna! It's Becky from AME. Happy Birthday! We are all so proud of you here! Congratulations on your new job. Your pictures are hanging up in my office! I need a job wall for all of you! Kisses, Becky

Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 04:54

Trying to find Hannah! We went to high school to gether. bigrabidmonkey@hotmail.com

Hannah J.

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 18:56

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

It's nice to hear from you... always wonderful to reconnect with the ol' buds!! I look forward to getting back in touch and hearing all you've been up to these past years :)
A big hello hug,

Hannah J.

Fri, 10/12/2007 - 18:51

Today the Soyuz docked with the Space Station, and I listened and watched as the new crew for Expedition 16 opened the hatch and joined the Expedition 15 crew!


Now to go ahead with the new Shuttle Flight STS-120, slated for October 23!


The Adventure never ends! In a couple of hours I get to initialize one of the first personal data packet transfers onboard the Station for the new crew members, Peggy & Yuri!! :)

I'm both nervous & excited :-D

Cheers & best wishes to all!
Hannah J.

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