Mir plans to make another orbital adjustment on Jan 8. After that date use the latest tle for Mir to see what viewing opportunities you will have during the mission from your location in Washington, D.C. The shuttle will be adjusting to Mir's orbit. Using the PRESENT Mir tle, there will be opportunities to see Mir/Atlantis early in the AM low in the north on the Jan 12, 13, 14 from the DC area. Docking occurs sometime on flight day 3 over Russia because of communication requirements. The STS-81 presskit with the time lines hasn't been issued yet but should be out either today or tomorrow. One source for it is the Spacelink site (http://spacelink.msfc.nasa.gov). Look under "Hot Topics/STS-81 subdirectories. You might want to look at a response I made earlier on obtaining mission vectors supplied by Dave Ransom at (http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/sat/seesat/hyper/0321.html) if you want to see how the shuttle orbit will change over time (based on on-time launch). Jeff Hunt <firstname.lastname@example.org> see "what's new" on VSOHP http://www2.plasma.mpe-garching.mpg.de/sat/new.html --- On Tue, 07 Jan 97 12:27:32 est Eric Rosenberg <email@example.com> wrote: Does anyone have current/predicted elements for a time near launch/docking so I can try and see it/them.