Space Shuttle Discovery Launched Today

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Offline Carolyn

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« on: 23/10/2007 19:51:03 »
My daughter was there watching it with her school.  She just called me a little while ago and was so excited.  She said it was absolutely incredible to see.



http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/23/science/23cnd-shuttle.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=space
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« Reply #1 on: 23/10/2007 20:20:35 »
Cool !!.......as a tribute to your daughters viewing I made my daughter go stand in our wet garden whilst I threw a bottle in the air !!....awesome !!
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« Reply #2 on: 23/10/2007 21:28:17 »
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My daughter was there watching it with her school.  She just called me a little while ago and was so excited.  She said it was absolutely incredible to see.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/23/science/23cnd-shuttle.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=space

Not quite as dramatic, but we can all see the space shuttle and space station pass overhead by looking out at night at the right times.

At the right time of the eveneing, they appear like slowly-moving bright stars that take 30 seconds or a minute to cross the night sky.

Website http://www.heavens-above.com/ will calculate where and when to look at the sky for almost any location on the planet. You don't have to register. I suggest in the first instance from the "Anonymous users" menu you select the "Select your location from our huge database." option.
You will find, for example, that the ISS will be visible for a minute or two at around 18:37 tomorrow evening.
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« Reply #3 on: 24/10/2007 11:44:08 »
I notice the times quoted are for the central Europe time zone at present UTC +2 we in the UK are of course (not being part of Europe!) UTC +1 so look out one hour earlier than what they tell you.
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