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Space Shuttle Endeavour Blasts Off On Final Flight 125

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the one-more-for-the-road dept.
Velcroman1 writes "Space shuttle Endeavour rocketed into space Monday morning from Kennedy Space Center, led by mission commander Mark Kelly on the final mission for the youngest vehicle in the space fleet. Over 6 million pounds of thrust from the shuttle's rocket booster carried Endeavour into orbit, at speeds of up to 19,000 miles per hour, for an expected meeting with the International Space Station on Wednesday. 'It's incredible how you can see this machine hurled into space like the fastest fastball ever thrown, going to Mach 25 — 25 times the speed of sound — and it's an incredible race to orbit,' former NASA astronaut Tom Jones said. 'It's one of the greatest physical sensations an human can experience,' he added."
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Space Shuttle Endeavour Blasts Off On Final Flight

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  • by Ellis D. Tripp (755736) on Monday May 16, 2011 @11:33AM (#36140640) Homepage

    Fiber is largely indigestible, and comes out the other end in large amounts. That's why it is needed to maintain regularity, afterall. If you are trying to minimize the need for bowel movements, what you want is a "low residue" meal, high on protein, with little to no fiber. The protein gets digested and absorbed, leaving very little to be eliminated.

    The traditional launch day breakfast from Mercury through Apollo was always steak and eggs, specifically chosen for the reasons above.

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