Last view of STS-106?

From: Brierley David (
Date: Wed Sep 20 2000 - 01:13:44 PDT

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    No list of numbers today!
    After what seems like weeks of rain here in England I woke at 5.44am to
    a clear dawn sky.  STS-106 and ISS were due at 5.47am so I rushed
    outside without any equipment.  The Shuttle passed below Rigel, about
    the same magnitude as the star, followed about 40 seconds later by the
    ISS half a magnitude fainter.
    The Shuttle was still visible when it set near Regulus and Mars, but the
    ISS had faded from view well by then.
    A great sight!
    David M Brierley
    Malvern, Worcestershire, UK
    Station 2675, 52.1358N 2.3264W 70m
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