Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Launch day video interviews replay

If you missed some of our launch day interviews, you can replay them here in The Flame Trench. Click on play for any of the video players in this post to start the show.

The video player above features the launch-day interview with Matt Ashmore, senior tool engineer with ATK, who worked on development of the tools being used by the astronauts at Hubble Space Telescope this week.

If you click on "read more" below, you'll open the full length version of this post along with embedded players for each of our launch-day interviews from Monday. Enjoy.

Update from 10:30 a.m. Monday on the space shuttle countdown and interview with former NASA astronaut Jon McBride on the Shuttle Launch Experience attraction at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

ABOVE: 11 a.m. update on the shuttle countdown and interview with former NASA astronaut Loren Shriver, who commanded the mission to deploy the Hubble Space Telescope and helped lead an effort to prep both Atlantis and a rescue shuttle -- Endeavour -- for flight simultaneously.

ABOVE: Noon update. Interview with Mike Bloomfield of ATK Launch Systems about the Ares 1 rocket and the upcoming Ares 1-X flight test.

ABOVE: 12:49 a.m. update. Interview with Mike Dahm of the Boeing payload team about the preparation of the Atlantis cargo for launch.

ABOVE: 12:30 update. Interview with U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat who serves on key committees with influence over NASA and national space exploration policy.

ABOVE: 1:19 p.m. update. Interview with U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, a Democrat whose district includes the Kennedy Space Center.

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