Re: Space Shuttle Question

From: Oscar A. Rodriguez -- D. Temas Espaciales (
Date: Sat Mar 17 2001 - 12:15:56 PST

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    Jonathan T Wojack wrote:
    > During the last Space Shuttle mission (not STS-102, the one before), they
    > landed one day before their supplies would have run out.  My question is:
    > If the weather had continued to be bad in those two parts of the U.S.,
    > could they have landed at one of the transatlantic abort sites?
    Not necessarily. Landing a shuttle on a TAL site is a very expensive
    matter. There are many  facilities in the U.S. which would serve as
    emergency landing sites:
    Edwards (AFB), CA
    KSC, FL
    Northrup (WSSH), NM
    Andersen (AFB), Guam
    Cherry Point (MCAS), NC
    Dover (AFB), DE
    Dyess (AFB), TX
    Ellsworth (AFB), SD
    Hickam (AFB) Honolulu
    Mountain Home (AFB), ID
    Oceana (NAS), VA
    Otis (ANGB), Falmouth, MA
    Pease AP, Portsmouth, NH
    Lincoln Municipal, NE
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Orlando International, FL
    Elmendorf (AFB), AK
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