Endeavour Transits

James Byrd (jbyrd@SEVA.net)
Thu, 23 May 1996 07:47:46 -0400 (EDT)

Endeavour on time:

Got a good view of Endeavour this morning (Thursday) at 09:11 UTC (05:11
local) while crossing the southeast Virginia area. Did not observe the
PAM/STU canister, the sky was already past civil twilight. Appears the
payload bay is probably facing the sun since complete fadeout occurred
once past tangent to our position. 

Seems we missed an opportunity yesterday (Wednesday morning) to observe
the IAE about 15 minutes before reentry over the Atlantic. I can imagine
that there was some violent tumbling involved before it's demise. Can
anyone else on the U.S. east coast who was in the clear comment on this?

Darn those stubborn clouds!

James E. Byrd
The Amateur Satellite Observers of Southeast Virginia (ASOSV)