Hello from the ISS

From: Tom Wagner (sciteach@mchsi.com)
Date: Fri Jun 14 2002 - 23:40:05 EDT


A woman once told me that her husband--who was a pilot for a commercial jet
airliner--called an airport tower near his wife and under his plane and
asked them to call her to let her know that his jet (flying at cruising
altitude) was about to fly over her house. She ran outside and he banked the
jet as a way of saying, "Hi." Neat!

Now, I have a Navy signal mirror that a person can accurately aim. You can
tell where the light is being directed by aiming a fuzzy spot of light that
is seen in a hole in the center of the mirror. This is probably a rhetorical
question but, is it conceivable that an astronaut could signal someone on
the earth below with a 4 x 6 inch mirror held up to a window in the ISS?
Would be nice huh. Probably never happen though. That would be a great
school project!

Clear skies.


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