Re: Shuttle seen from home in Quebec !

From: Alan Pickup (alan@wingar.demon.co.uk)
Date: Tue Mar 11 2008 - 22:42:51 UTC

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    In message <08e2b79a7e34b32d0f1864e535fb3af3@mm.invalid.de>, Markus
    Mehring <m.m@gmx.net> writes
    >...
    >
    >Considering the spectacular ET venting that the post-separation video
    >from onboard STS-122 showed, I wonder if the ET venting has ever been
    >observed from the ground. Granted it's been a few years, but I've seen
    >the Shuttle and ET just after separation coming over the hump passing
    >over Europe, though I surely didn't notice any signs of venting then.
    >
    
    Yes, though Edinburgh no longer enjoys overhead passes by the Shuttle, I
    (and others) saw jet-like structures following the launch of STS 99 on
    2000 February 11.
    
    See: http://www.satobs.org/seesat/Feb-2000/0222.html
    
    Alan
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    Alan Pickup /
    Edinburgh  /
    Scotland  / COSPAR 2707:  55.8968N   3.1989W   +208m   (WGS84 datum)
    
    
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