RE: Shuttle water dump

From: Dale Ireland (direland@drdale.com)
Date: Fri Mar 09 2001 - 06:47:13 PST

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    What is the source of the water? Power units? Dishwashing?
    
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Daniel Deak [mailto:dan.deak@sympatico.ca]
    > Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 10:36 PM
    > To: SeeSat
    > Subject: Shuttle water dump
    >
    >
    > Hello everyone,
    >
    > I, and many on this list, have seen water dumps by shuttles. Now I've just seen
    > one live on NASA TV starting at 06:15 UT, March 9. It was like my head was near
    > the nozzle as the view was from the camera mounted on the arm's end effector.
    > The small nozzle is located on the port side of the orbiter behind and below the
    > hatch. The spray of water moved at high speed and was hard to detect. We could
    > see small ice particles coming off quite often from around the nozzle.
    >
    > When seen from ground these dumps are impressive and it amazes me that water
    > particles so small can be so easy to see. The spray was directed opposite the
    > velocity vector. This dump lasted for about 12 minutes.
    >
    > I always wanted to know where this water was coming out from and I got my answer
    > tonight. The nozzle was easier to see on TV than in my binoculars :-)
    >
    > Dan
    > --
    > Daniel Deak
    > representant, projet spatial Starshine
    > Drummondville, Quebec
    >
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