Re: Discovery watedump

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Tue Mar 08 2011 - 22:51:22 UTC

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    Op 8-3-2011 22:20, Ted Molczan schreef:
    > Ralf Vandebergh wrote:
    >
    >> Amazing! A tail was visible, seems there has been a water
    >> dump! I saw it nicely contrasty visually in my 7x50
    >> and then switched quick to the videocam. I could register it
    >> yet, but low to the horizon.
    >
    > The flight plan confirms that waste water and condensate dumps were scheduled at the time:
    >
    > http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/524418main_fd13_ep.pdf
    >
    > Item 4 on pdf page 2 describes the tasks. Pdf pages 10 and 12, show that Pilot Eric Boe was scheduled to execute them from about
    > 17:15 to 18:45 UTC.
    >
    > Ted Molczan
    
    
    I have seen other reports confirming the dump from Germany and Italy.
    
    I did not see the waterdump from the western Netherlands, but the sky was still 
    very bright (sun at -8 degrees only) which is probably why I missed it.
    
    - Marco
    
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