reentry of STS-82

Maley, Paul D. (
Fri, 21 Feb 1997 08:07:23 -0600

STS-82 was observed from Houston at 08:17UT under clear skies. There was
a one orbit delay due to weather at KSC.  The reentry was in typical
spectacular fashion with the trail extending from horizon to horizon.
Sonic boom detected as normal. The only unusual feature was the winding
appearance of the trail as it headed over the Gulf of Mexico. This is
consistent with the change in heading as it passes our longitude (95 deg
I obtained excellent video (to show at EUROSOM 3?).


Paul D. Maley
DO64/ Payload Operations
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston TX 77058 USA
phone 281-2440208
fax 281-2447622
(Latitude 29.5378 north, Longitude 95.0868 west)