[amsat-bb] Re: Discovery
A.J. Farmer (AJ3U)
farmer.aj at gmail.com
Sun Dec 10 14:26:02 PST 2006
On 12/10/06, John Magliacane <kd2bd at 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
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