Columbia Reentry

From: Sue Worden (sue.worden@worldnet.att.net)
Date: Tue Mar 12 2002 - 04:56:02 EST

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    Crisp, clear skies; unobstructed horizons; and temperatures just on
    the cool side of mild all added up to perfect viewing conditions
    earlier this morning for the reentry.  Columbia appeared low in my
    west at 09:14:19 UTC.  I could last detect motion of Columbia low
    in my east at 09:17:32 UTC.  The plasma trail stretched from horizon
    to horizon, but it dissipated rapidly (within three minutes).
    
    Industrial and highway noise being carried on the wind prevented me
    from hearing a sonic boom.
    
    Observing from Austin, Texas -- 30.36 deg North by 97.73 deg West
    
    --Sue Worden (sue.worden@worldnet.att.net)
    
    
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