Shuttle in the dark

From: Edward S Light (
Date: Sun Nov 24 2002 - 12:24:54 EST

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    During past shuttle flights, several SeeSatters have been able to
    observe (with binoculars, I believe), the shuttle (while it was in
    the earth's shadow) by means of its cargo bay lights.
    This evening and tomorrow morning, STS-113 will make high passes
    which, except for the fact that they're all in the earth's shadow,
    would be nice to observe. My question - can I assume that even before
    docking with ISS, it ALWAYS flies "upside down", with the cargo bay
    doors open, and with the cargo bay lights on? (I'm not asking for
    too much of NASA, am I ;) )
    Clear and dark skies!
       Ed Light
    Lakewood, NJ, USA
    N 40.1075, W 074.2312, +24 m (80 ft)
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