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possible shuttle launch visibility




Hi all-

Next shuttle launch is scheduled for 6:11 pm EST , February 7, 2001

Weather permitting, it should be visible from east coast a few minutes
after launch. Especially mid atlantic and northeast.

Presumably, it will be dark on surface and shuttle transiting up east
coast will be illuminated by sun over horizon.

Here on long island, new york, shuttle appears in southern sky about 8
minutes after launch and transits to northeast sky about 10 degrees above
horizon. Visibility is about 2 minutes.

For your location , estimate time and position from prior times or utilize
tracking program.

Best to find dark location with clear views of horizon to east.

Follow news about launch time or monitor rebroadcast in your area.

P.S. I'm also waiting for ISS activity, 73 to all, patrick K2ISS


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