Iridium launch

Nancy Hendrickson (stjoemo@ibm.net)
Sat, 08 Nov 1997 18:15:03 -0800

The Delta launch of the Iridiums was spectacular.  I saw it
from the cliffs of San Diego, overlooking the ocean.  At one
point the plume was about 5 degrees wide and 60 degrees long, brilliant
white.  Not long before it disappeared, the plume's shape changed
into that of a dirigible (that's the closest description I
can think of) - - kind of a ghostly blimp !  Nancy