[amsat-bb] Re: ISS Views STS-135 Re-entry
andres at msu.edu
Mon Jul 25 15:41:12 PDT 2011
On 07/25/11 19:04, Vince Fiscus, KB7ADL wrote:
> At 05:38 PM 7/25/2011 -0400, you wrote:
>> On 07/25/11 14:27, Clint Bradford wrote:
>> > NASA PHOTO -
>> > http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/573236main_iss028e018218_full.jpg
>> This doesn't make any sense to me. It looks like a launch, not a
>> If the shuttle went down at that angle it would be toast.
>> I think they got their captions wrong?
> I thought that too until I took another look at it. This is a two
> dimensional view of three dimensional space, so things in the photo
> might give a different impression than what is described by it. The
> decent only looks step because the earth is a sphere and the orbiter's
> track in this view is away from the ISS.
I'm struggling to 'get' this. It's certainly an interesting optical
whatever this kind of misleading effect is... Thanks, I'll ponder this!
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