Re: Re : alomost 10 years since Mir space station went bye bye

From: Bob Christy (bob@zarya.info)
Date: Tue Mar 22 2011 - 15:01:12 UTC

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    My personal memories of Mir:
    http://www.zarya.info/Diaries/StationsMir/Farewell.php
    
    *Bob Christy*
    
    On 22/03/2011 14:53, gambaro@videotron.ca wrote:
    > Allow me to share a short story about my MIR observations.
    >
    > Back then, when an interesting pass was predicted on HA, I would call my father 10 minutes before, tell him what time to go out and where to look. He would watch then call me back, take a deep voice and say «Pass confirmed» with his unique north european accent, and we would laugh.
    >
    > On a particular evening, a bright and high pass was predicted, so I called him. He told me he was watching my 8 year old niece so he would go out with her to watch the pass. Just after the pass, he called and said «Pass confirmed» as usual but in the background, I could hear my niece shouting «GRANDMA - GRANDMA - I SAW MIR - I SAW MIR !»
    >
    > My father is 87 now and still enjoys a nice pass. My niece is twenty and doesn't care that much anymore.
    >
    > Pat Gambaro
    > 45.8379°N, 73.9162°W
    >
    > ----- Message d'origine -----
    > De: Kevin Fetter<kfetter@yahoo.com>
    > Date: Mardi, 22 Mars 2011, 6:51 am
    > Objet: alomost 10 years since Mir space station went bye bye
    > Ą: seesat-l@satobs.org
    >
    >> It's almost been 10 years, since Mir was deorbited.
    >>
    >> Video of it's re-entry.
    >>
    >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVQd9Ejkbiw
    >>
    >> I only got to observe a few passes of it, none on video since I
    >> didn't have any video stuff back then.
    >>
    >> Kevim
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