Re: [FPSPACE] Re: Outhouse was site of historic sighting

From: Tristan Cools (
Date: Tue Nov 05 2002 - 16:37:48 EST

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    At 12:04 5/11/02 -0600, you wrote:
    >The satellite had been launched in northern Russia at almost the same      
    > latitude of Fairbanks and its course took it almost directly over Ballaine
    >       Lake several times a day. The satellite was visible in the reflected
    >       sunlight for a few minutes each time it passed overhead when the sky
    >was        clear.        Brown said he wants to track down others who
    I just wonder if this was really Sputnik 1.  I have a strong feeling this
    was Sputnik 1's rocket.  The rocket was big and could be seen with the
    naked eye.  Sputnik 1 was much fainter(and probably not visible with the
    naked eye.)
    Tristan Cools
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