Sunday, April 18, 2010

Rare Space Shuttle Landing 

Thanks to Larry, AA3ZN, for the heads up on this one.

SPACE SHUTTLE RE-ENTRY: On Monday morning, April
19th, space shuttle Discovery will make a rare "descending
node" reentry over the continental United States. The
returning spacecraft will pass over or close to many towns
and cities en route to landing in Florida at 8:48 am EDT,
including Fort Peck Lake, Montana; Pierre, South Dakota;
Sioux City, Iowa; St. Louis, Missouri; Tupelo, Mississippi,
Birmingham, Alabama, and Jacksonville, Florida.
Observers along western parts of the ground track could see
the shuttle blazing through pre-dawn darkness. As
Discovery makes its way east, it will enter daylight and
fade into the bright blue background. If you can't see the
shuttle, however, you might be able to hear it. The shuttle
produces a sonic double-boom that reaches the ground about a
minute and a half after passing overhead. Check http://spaceweather.com for maps and more information.

SPACE WEATHER ALERTS: Would you like to turn your
phone into a space weather monitoring system? Sign up
for Space Weather PHONE: http://spaceweatherphone.com

You are subscribed to the Space Weather mailing list, a free service of Spaceweather.com.

New subscribers may sign up for free space weather alerts
at http://spaceweather.com/services/ .


cool blog my friend, im a medical student to, from venezuela, and im in first year right now...
i find really interesting this post...

Post a Comment

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?