Re: Observation of STS96 or Starshine?

Tom Rothamel (
Sun, 6 Jun 1999 11:08:37 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 6 Jun 1999, J. Kocijanski wrote:

> Hello.  I think I observed STS 96 or Starshine at around 3:30 AM EDT on
> 6/6.  The first object passed to the northeast through The Great Square.
> Was it STS 96 or Starshine?  According to my tracking program and elsets it
> could have been either.

STS-96 touched down on the runway at KSC over an hour before, so what you
saw was probably Starshine. Was it flashing?

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