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Re: ISS VISIBILITY



This site is apparently not available. I tired to access it and
this is what I got back:

     www.liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov.----

SITE - NOT AVAILABLE - N1ORC  ????
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I got this email response after I got a broken link while tyring to
get to the site.

73's es gud DX!

Tom & Roxanne
WA1VAI/3


At 01:58 AM 7/23/00 EDT, K6due@aol.com wrote:
 >Space station visible in sky
 >
 >      By Steven Siceloff
 >      FLORIDA TODAY
 >
 >      CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Want to have a nighttime look at the orbiting
 >      International Space Station, where astronauts and Russian cosmonauts
 >      will live and work during the next few years? 
 >
 >      Simply log onto the Internet, type in your zip code, and the computer 
 >will tell
 >      you when the station will pass over your home. 
 >
 >      Said Patrick Meyer, who designed the Internet program, "It will be
easy 
 >to
 >      use -- for everyone." 
 >
 >      Once you find the location of the station, your adventure will begin, 
 >and
 >      you'll probably be surprised by what you see. 
 >
 >      "The space station is fairly bright right now," Meyer said from his 
 >office at
 >      Marshall Spaceflight Center in Hunstville, Ala. "It's almost as bright 
 >as
 >      Polaris, the North Star." 
 >
 >      And as more pieces are added to the station, particularly the massive
 >      solar panels, it will become even brighter. 
 >
 >      The station will be the easiest to spot after it is completed between 
 >2005
 >      and 2007. 
 >
 >      By then, it will be 300 feet long, weigh 1 million pounds and rival the
 >      shining planet Venus as the brightest object in the nighttime sky. 
 >
 >      But, as Meyer said, the station is bright and visible even now, as
it is
 >      taking shape. 
 >
 >      The two pieces in orbit are the Russian-built Zarya and the U.S.-built 
 >Unity.
 >
 >      A third part, Russia's Zvezda Service Module, is to arrive at the 
 >station late
 >      Tuesday night and will be used for living quarters and power to keep
the
 >      space outpost in a safe orbit about 240 miles above Earth. 
 >
 >      One thing: Don't expect to view the station for a long time. 
 >
 >      The longest the station will be over your home will be about 10
minutes,
 >      Meyer said. 
 >
 >      Also, don't expect to make out the station's shape: All you will see
is 
 >a
 >      bright, darting object. 
 >
 >      But getting a quick glimpse of the largest multination engineering 
 >project
 >      ever undertaken will be worth it. You'll see space history in the 
 >making. 
 >
 >      For more information on tracking the station, go to
 >      www.liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov. 
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