[amsat-bb] Re: About Shuttle Launch on Monday
tim_cunningham at charter.net
Tue May 12 20:13:44 PDT 2009
It is definitely worth the experience. I have viewed it from the viewing
area at the Cape with only a 30 minute delay, but the most memorable was
actually from Clearwater on the other coast of Florida. I had just checked
into my hotel room for a business trip and turned on the television. As I
was looking at the view through the palm tress over some water to the east,
I heard the news break that the shuttle was about ready for lift off. The
sun was setting on the back side of the hotel and I could see the reflection
of the moon on the water through the pine trees at dusk. It was just a few
seconds before I saw the glow of the engines and watched the shuttle lift
off up and arching over the moon leaving its trail behind. It was an
awesome sight! As luck would have it I did not have my camera with me, but
that sight is etched in my mind forever.
Tim - N8DEU
----- Original Message -----
From: "Warren Elly" <w1gud at tampabay.rr.com>
To: "Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF" <nigel at ngunn.net>
Cc: <lstenzel at bellsouth.net>; <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 7:46 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: About Shuttle Launch on Monday
> I've covered more than 100 shuttle lanuches for Tampa CBS now FOX
> Its worth it. Get a room, book the time...and see the sight of a
> Every shuttle is different....
> Atlantis unreal Monday...very different angle...
> A once in a lifetime...worth the trip
> great beaches and sea food in-between launch attempts
> 73, Warren W1GUD
> On May 12, 2009, at 8:09 PM, Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF wrote:
>> Agreed, but the further you travel, the more chance that the launch
>> will be delayed by a significant number of days or
>> lstenzel at bellsouth.net wrote:
>> Viewing of a launch and tour of KSC are worth the trip.
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