Re: ISS-Shuttle Tail

From: Jonathan T Wojack (
Date: Wed Oct 18 2000 - 12:28:36 PDT

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    > Too many assumptions! The water dump is sure a dramatic 
    > demonstration of how
    > counter-intuitive orbital mechanics can be. I wish NASA would 
    > schedule them
    > for maximum visibility. 
    Does anyone know if NASA schedules water dumps ahead of time (if even
    only a matter of an hour or more)?  I would think that the astronauts
    don't just flip a coin (if you get my meaning) to decide when to do the
    water dump, if at all.  It shouldn't take too much more to annouce water
    dumps as they are scheduled, considering that NASA announces all of the
    other activities on board the Space Shuttle (meal times are in the
    schedule, too, that is released to the public.  Naturally, you can't
    watch the meal-eating on NASA TV (even astronauts deserve some
    privacy!).).  Maybe if NASA knew about the visibility of water dumps?
    Jonathan T. Wojack                                    
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