Shuttle: Notes #1

By Brian 

> NBC’s Williams: “The real purpose of this mission is to get back into space…”

> CNN’s Miles O’Brien: “The crew strapped in, the orbiter ready, and we are too.”

> FNC’s Trace Gallagher: “We are now a few minutes away from going back into space after a two and a half year layoff.”

> CNN’s Lou Dobbs, who briefly left the network for a stint at, appeared with O’Brien at 10:05am.

> FNC’s Rick Leventhal had a very cool example of the Sony lipstick camera that will be mounted on the external fuel tank…

> All the cable nets have placed “countdown to launch” clocks in the corner of the screen.