Re: OT: Shuttle back home

From: Jim Scotti (jscotti@jupiter.lpl.arizona.edu)
Date: Wed Jun 19 2002 - 14:19:10 EDT


I just watched it on NASA select and it was a completely nominal approach and
landing, though 3000 miles west of KSC....  Anyone have any ideas of the
itinerary for the return flight to KSC on the carrier aircraft?  It sometimes
comes through Tucson's Davis-Monthan AFB, particularly when it's got a heavy
payload bay load.  It's not very often anymore that the opportunity to see it
come through town happens.  I've had trouble finding details in the past (and
that was before 9/11...), but it would be nice to know at least a couple
hours before it arrives if it does....

Jim.

On Wed, 19 Jun 2002, Matson, Robert wrote:

> Hi All,
> 
> Just went out to "hear" the Shuttle come in.  The track came right over Seal
> Beach at 10:50:49am PDT, at a range of only 19 miles, so the signature
> double sonic boom was quite loud a minute and a half later.  --Rob

Jim Scotti                              
Lunar & Planetary Laboratory         jscotti@pirl.lpl.arizona.edu 
University of Arizona                
Tucson, AZ 85721 USA                 http://www.lpl.arizona.edu/~jscotti/    

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