Re: NRO PR: POPPY Satellite Reconnaissance Program Recognized

From: Stephan Szyman (
Date: Fri Sep 16 2005 - 16:57:31 EDT

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    when you said, "that's gotta be progress,"  that was a "no pun intended,"  
    don't worry about the weather, especially since you live in SoCal.  I have 
    more often than not been unable to view ISS passes due to overcast,  it 
    seems,  but by checking HA regularly have logged many dozens of sightings of 
    her since 1998.  Even on days when it is mostly cloudy, find a nice 
    "landmark" star along her path,  you can watch  her zip between breaks in 
    the cloudcover;  I've even watched her while it was pouring rain on my 
    position once.  It's a special treat to see the sunlight reflected from the 
    station burn through thin overcast.  this is especially cool when ISS is the 
    only object visible through said cloudcover.
    clear skies!
    stephan szyman
    chicago IL USA
    41.6840N, 87.7000W; 188 msl
    Who would have imagined then that
    >the  US and Russia would actually be launching spacecraft for each other 30
    >years  later? That's gotta be progress!
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