[amsat-bb] Re: Discovery
kq6ea at pacbell.net
Sun Dec 10 14:41:01 PST 2006
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
73, Jim KQ6EA
--- "A.J. Farmer (AJ3U)" <farmer.aj at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/10/06, John Magliacane <kd2bd at yahoo.com>
> > > 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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