Shuttle and Mir and Progress oh my!

Philip Chien (
Fri, 30 Jan 1998 18:39:18 -0400


It's always nice to see a spacecraft in orbit when you know the folks
onboard. And even nicer to see two spacecraft in orbit with folks you know.

But add a Progress to the mix (well not with anybody on board, but at least
with some garbage ...)

*GORGEOUS* pass with just a scattering of thin clouds.

And Soyuz expected in another couple of minutes.

If it wasn't for the (expletive deleted) Florida 'skeeters it's be perfect!

Shuttle scheduled to land at KSC at 17:36 local.  It's an ascending node
pass so no viewing opportunities for anybody in the U.S. other than Florida.

And about an hour and a half after the shuttle landing a visible Mir pass.

Philip Chien, KC4YER
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