Re: Shuttle Re-entry Path?

Bill Bard (
18 Aug 1997 12:41:05 -0400

Well, actually Tampa should be to the north and much closer than when it 
crosses the Florida coast at Crystal River on 28.5 deg re-entries. Then 
it's about 10 to 20 deg high, but we usually get a good boom. According 
to the map, it will be crossing near Sarasota which is significantly 
closer so it should be louder and higher in the sky. I was hoping for 
look angles from Tampa, but I guess since it's not crossing the main US 
there won't be any.

Bill Bard

Date: 8/18/97 12:08 PM
To: Bill Bard
From: Jeffrey C. Hunt
NASA has issued landing profile graphs. You can find a link on:
I believe you're out of luck in Tampa (too low and too far south).
-Jeff Hunt <>
note: the Garching VSOHP server is not updating, so only updated files =
be found on the VSOHP web server - sorry