JAY RESPLER (jrespler@superlink.net)
Fri, 07 May 1999 23:38:38 -0400

Mark A. Hanning-Lee wrote:
> Did anyone ever see the LDEF, Long Duration Exposure Facility? That was
> a large cylinder with flat end caps and samples of materials on the
> sides. Did it flare?

I'm not sure if I saw LDEF alone, but it's what let me see the shuttle for the
first time. At that time, I got elements by mail.  I couldn't see the shuttle
because the elements were old or the shuttle was down by the time elements
arrived. When I knew that the shuttle would retrieve LDEF, I made predictions
for that and sure enough, there was LDEF in the shuttle bay.
That was one of my more exciting observations.

Jay Respler
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