Re: STS-86 Launch Visible

J. Donald Gardner (fn470@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Tue, 23 Sep 1997 16:17:52 -0400 (EDT)

Reply to message from of Tue, 23 Sep
>In a message dated 97-09-03 08:23:38 EDT, you write:
>If this is still the case(is it?), then the shuttle launch should
>be visible from the East Coast of the United States.
>[ Hint: night launch + high inclination = possibly visible ]
>And, for a change, it's at a decent hour!!
>Would anyone in or near the New Jersey area be
>interested in getting together to watch the launch?

Also - I noted that there will be a visible pass for Mir at 6:20 AM EDT
(26 Sept 1997 10:19 UTC) or about 7hrs 50 minutes after shuttle launches.

Does anyone have an idea as to how much the shuttle will trail (lead?)
Mir at this time?


Don Gardner
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