RE: STS-121 Timeline

From: Stephan Szyman (szymanss@hotmail.com)
Date: Mon Jun 26 2006 - 18:09:33 EDT

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    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/mission_schedule.html
    
    http://spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts121/fdf/sts121timeline.html
    
    clear skies!
    
    -stephan
    
    >
    >Does anyone have a timeline for the upcoming flight of Discovery? I'm
    >particularly interested in the time of docking. If launch takes place on
    >1-JUL-06 docking would typically be two days later on 3-JUL-06. On this day
    >there is an ISS transit in front of the sun at 17:32 UT just 10 km away 
    >from
    >the spot where we observed a double transit of Discovery and the ISS on 
    >their
    >last mission a year ago - would be nice to repeat the feat! (There will 
    >also
    >be ISS sun transits visible in Europe on the preceding two or three 
    >orbits.)
    >
    >But before that let's hope for an on-time launch and clear skies here in
    >Europe in order to see Discovery and the External Tank 20 min after 
    >liftoff!
    >
    >Gerhard HOLTKAMP
    >Darmstadt, Germany
    >
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