STS-81 launch visibility
Sat, 11 Jan 1997 15:14:48 -0500 (EST)

Thought East Coasters would enjoy this note by Joe Rao, from the AOL
astronomy discussion boards.  Cheers, Dan Laszlo
Subj:  Shuttle launch for E. Coast
Date:  97-01-11 01:21:43 EST
From:  Skywayinc       

Clear skies along much of the eastern seaboard of the United States are
predicted for early Sunday morning. . . setting the stage for an excellent
view of the upcoming launch of STS-81/Atlantis, en route to the Mir Space
Station.  Launch is scheduled for the pre-dawn hours  -- 4:27:22 a.m. EST.
 With an inclination of 51-degrees, this means that Atlantis will move up
along the east coast making it readily visible for millions who care to step
outside and look toward their southern and eastern horizons.