RE: shuttle entry viewing times
Wed, 29 May 96 09:01:05 PST

>Is anybody else curious about the choice of 1000 for the time of the
>deorbit burn? The prelaunch time for deorbit was 1007, the most recent
>version of the nasa tv schecule I've seen (E) gives 1015. The times
>look a little early based on the current planned landing time (same
>source) of 1112.

Just for the record, CNN ( 
reports the deorbit burn occurred at 1009 (anybody in Perth see anything?), 
with touchdown at 1109.  I guess they decided to split the difference ;-)

Nobody took me up on my offer to drive north :-(
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