Re: STS-90 Heard, Not Seen

Henry Eikel (
Sun, 3 May 1998 23:59:30 -0500

>At 09:05 AM 5/3/98 -0700, Jim Varney wrote:
>>My daughter and I attempted to see STS-90 during reentry through some
>>in the clouds during daylight (around 1540-1550 UT May 3).  Saw nothing,
>>but heard a single soft sonic boom at about 1550.  Child underwhelmed :)
>Same result in San Jose. Overcast was total. However, heard a single
>moderate-to-soft sonic boom at about 15:55:30. It sounded like a
>firecracker a few
>blocks away.
>        Robert Sheaffer - -

Ditto here in New Orleans.  The sky was partially overcast and I didn't see
anything but did hear a sonic boom at about 11:04 cdt.  It was soft and
actually sounded like a double boom.  The first soft with the next one
within a second and louder.

Henry Eikel