Considering that we only have 9 STS launches to go (if plans don't change), I suggest we all make the most of them, and here is how:
For the last 4 launches or so, I had sync-ed SSM2007 to the NASA MET and performed everything from T-1:50 up to MECO in parallel with the real launch. One reason is to verify our model and second reason to simply have fun and "feel" a "real" launch.
In order to succeed at this, the ideal setup should consist of two PCs (or one laptop and one PC) - the laptop/weaker PC for the NASATV, real MET and TeamSpeak, and the second, the gaming PC, for running SSM2007.
I don't know how much load can Uri's TS server support, but it could be cool to have several hundred of us online, "launching" together with the real Shuttle while chatting with each other. The culmination of this event can be a "sendoff flight" when all of us can join in the last Shuttle launch next year and accompany the last Shuttle crew on their ride on to orbit.
Imagine that: as the real last Shuttle lifts-off, several hundred (or thousand) virtual Shuttles lift off too all over the world. This experience can be something all of us may remember for a long time.
In order to have this "sendoff flight" perform successfully, we can practice during the next launches and see how we can make this a perfect event.
Any takers?POLL HERE: http://www.space-shuttle-mission.com/forum/index.php?topic=3065.0