Re: Normal Shuttle Reentry

From: Sue Wheatley (mswheatley@txucom.net)
Date: Mon Feb 03 2003 - 09:36:16 EST

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    I have seen two shuttle reentries. One was after astronomical twilight, one
    was after civil twilight.  I never saw any puffs, irregularities in the
    ionization trail, or brightening of the shuttle. I saw both of these from
    Beaumont, Texas, so that is about 100 miles closer to the landing site than
    Houston is.
        My impression was that of an ordinary commercial plane with a large
    contrail, except everything was very, very bright and red/gold.   I could
    see the wings and the nose clearly. They appeared to be white. The aft
    portion was pretty much obliterated by the bright glow.
    ---sue
    
    
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Robert Oler" <cvn65vf94@msn.com>
    To: <kd6nrp@earthlink.net>; <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    Cc: <shallow-sky@shallowsky.com>
    Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2003 8:03 PM
    Subject: Re: Normal Shuttle Reentry
    
    
    > Hello Brian.
    >
    > I've seen all those things including a rather spectacular nighttime pass
    > over Houston a few years ago.
    >
    >
    >
    > Robert Oler WB5MZO Houston TX
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > >From: "Brian Webb" <kd6nrp@earthlink.net>
    > >To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    > >CC: "Shallow Sky" <shallow-sky@shallowsky.com>
    > >Subject: Normal Shuttle Reentry
    > >Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2003 16:49:27 -0800
    > >
    > >Hi:
    > >
    > >Some of you have seen previous Space Shuttle reentries. I was wondering
    if
    > >any of the following have been seen during a normal reentry:
    > >
    > > - A brief, sudden brightening of the Shuttle
    > >
    > > - Irregularities in the ionization trail
    > >
    > > - "Puffs" coming off of the Shuttle
    > >
    > >Regards,
    > >
    > >Brian Webb
    > >
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