[amsat-bb] Wallops Launch!
bruninga at usna.edu
Sat Dec 16 05:02:25 PST 2006
The Wallops launch was beautiful. I would say it got to a good 30 degrees above the horizon from up here in Baltimore, 115 miles away. A very impressive sight. I was on my roof with groggy wife, but it turned out to be well worth getting up for.
This means that in the future we can see it from 30 feet lower just as well sitting leisurely on the deck.
I'm sure my 30 degree estimation is prbably more like 20 degrees because they say that the human eye over estimates elevation angles, but still it was so high, it was well above the trees here in Baltimore, 115 miles from the launch pad.
Thanks for the alert!
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