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Re: Discovery



All you guys (and gals) make me jealous! I've never
seen a shuttle launch, except on HDNet. I've heard it
going over numerous times on the way to Edwards, but
never going up.
Guess I just have to content myself with my job at Sea
Launch! ;-)
73, Jim  KQ6EA


--- "A.J. Farmer (AJ3U)" <farmer.aj@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 12/10/06, John Magliacane <kd2bd@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > > Gorgeous view of Discovery climbing out tonight
> from across the state. It
> > > gave me a good feeling, especially knowing there
> are ham radio satellites
> > > onboard!
> > >
> > > 73, Drew KO4MA
> 
> I have to pile on here.  I also saw it from here in
> southern Maryland.
>  It appeared about 7 minutes after launch and was
> higher on the
> horizon than I expected.  A rough guess would be
> about a "fist and a
> half" high.  I watched it for about 2 minutes before
> it disappeared
> behind a thick line of trees.  It was bright orange
> and moving at
> roughly the same speed as the ISS when it goes over.
>  I have seen the
> ISS fly overhead many times, but this was my first
> time spotting a
> shuttle launch.  Very cool stuff!!!
> 
> --
> A.J. Farmer, AJ3U
> http://www.aj3u.com
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