sts-114 on the pad at night

As those of you who know me might have predicted, I’m just a wee bit excited about the return of Space Shuttle flight today; I have the NASA TV feed playing on my computer, the countdown clock ticking away (well, holding right now) at the bottom of my screen, and the Virtual Launch Control Center refreshing in another browser window. It looks like things are currently on schedule for launch at 3:51 PM Eastern time! Good luck to NASA, and specifically, to the seven astronauts who are getting us back into space.

Update: Damn. “1:32 p.m. - Launch Director Mike Leinbach has scrubbed the launch for today. One of four low-level fuel cutoff sensors is not functioning properly.”