Re: Shuttle Landing Op (Double Boom)

From: Stephen Fels (
Date: Tue Dec 18 2001 - 01:57:47 EST

  • Next message: Tom Wagner: "Re: Shuttle Landing Op"

    Super sonic aircraft create shockwaves that trail behind like the bow, stern
    and other waves, created by a ship travelling through the water. These
    numerous shockwaves, essentially blend together with the long distance to
    the ground. However, because the Shuttle is over 120 ft long, the nose and
    tail shockwaves remain separated by about 1/2 second.
    Home Page:
    Satellite Hunting:
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Tom Wagner" <>
    To: "SeeSat" <>
    Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 06:53 PM
    Subject: Re: Shuttle Landing Op
    > > >I heard the twin sonic booms on NASA TV.  The view at the time was the
    > pilot's view.  Which was kind of frightening,
    > A little off topic I suppose but what causes a DOUBLE sonic boom. I
    > well hearing sonic booms in my neighborhood here in Iowa when I was a kid.
    > can be contacted via private email if anyone wishes.
    Unsubscribe from SeeSat-L by sending a message with 'unsubscribe'
    in the SUBJECT to

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Tue Dec 18 2001 - 02:03:18 EST