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Re: Shuttle Launch



how come no one will answer my cqs on fo-20 can you hear me or is no one on
the birds i can hear my down link at 57 59 loud and clear 73s kb3cyu sam

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From: KF4FDJ (Mike in Ft. Myers, FL) <seven77@gate.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Thursday, May 27, 1999 10:11 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Shuttle Launch


> While talking to Doug, VA3DGR, in Windsor, ON on FO-20 this morning, he
> reminded me the shuttle was going up in a few minutes.  He was taking a
> particular interest since a Canadian was aboard.
>
> It was too early to have the TV set going, since most sane people were
> still asleep at our house.  Doug provided color commentary, via CNN and
> FO-20.
>
> At 30 seconds after launch, the contrail and shuttle were clearly
> visible as I peered out the vertical blinds next to my station.  (I have
> a clear view out a sliding glass window to the east, over a canal.) The
> orbiter was radiant, brilliant orange as it reflected the rising sun.
> The contrail, bold and arcing, took on a crimson cast as STS-96
> accelerated over the Atlantic. A clear, bright yellow glow, from the
> boosters, followed the gleaming craft. Several seconds later, the
> separation was clearly visible in the dawn sky from Fort Myers.  The
> contrail persisted for several minutes, until the gentle winds chopped
> it into a zig-zag of fluff.
>
> It's times like this that I feel a pang of nationalistic pride, to see
> such a powerful display.  Having followed the entire space program from
> day one, it makes me want to jump up and yell, "way to go NASA!"
>
> What a beautiful sight, to see a shuttle hurling towards orbit.  Thanks
> Doug for the QSO and commentary.
> What a small world we've help evolve.  Isn't technology great?
>
> Oh, by the way Doug, your report: 57.  Shuttle astronauts/NASA: Q5/59!
>
> 73, Mike
>
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