Re: Shuttle

Jeff Fabijanic (jeff@ursa-major.spdcc.com)
Fri, 3 Feb 95 22:56:53 -0500

Just watched the Shuttle launch on the NASA channel. About 60 seconds
 after launch, Kris and I went up on the roof to see if we could do an
 unassisted sighting. We went up a little too early and saw nothing.
 When I came down the shuttle was just reaching about 400 nautical
 miles elevation and I decided to try again before the boosters were
 spent.
 
 Went up on the roof and instantly picked out the shuttle! About 6
 degrees above the horizon, SSE. It's apparent brightness varied from 5
 to 0. For the most part, around magnitude 1. In less than 30 seconds, it
 had passed to the NE where we lost it, probably a combination of
 weather and MECO. Easily viewed with the naked eye.
 
 That makes two very dramatic naked eye sightings in just a couple
 months (we watched the fly over of STS 61 last year), Did anyone else
 get a look at STS 63 tonite?
 
  - jeff
 
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