Re: Glove in orbit (was: Super tracking device at SpaceCom?)

From: Allen Thomson (thomsona@flash.net)
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 10:51:31 PDT

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    > The famous glove was lost by Ed White on Gemini 4. Evidently, the glove
    was
    > not cataloged. For that particular launch, the SSR only lists the Gemini 4
    > capsule (1390, 65-43A) and the Titan 2 rocket (1391, 65-43B). A web page
    > article I recently read about space junk notes that the glove re-entered
    "a
    > few days later." Looks like the recent comments, quoted on SeeSat from a
    > News email list, about a glove from a Gemini flight still being in orbit
    is
    > off by about 35 years.
    
    Yes, Gemini 4, according to the TRW Space Log, was in a 281x162 km orbit.
    The uncatalogued glove is surely long gone, having ended in somewhat Old
    Testamentish fashion as a flaming hand in the sky.
    
    BTW, OIG doesn't seem to have any TLEs for Gemini 4 and the Titan RB, NORAD
    01390 and 01391. If any of you space historians have some, I'd appreciate
    getting them for my archive project. (2.3 GB of TLEs and growing.)
    
    
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