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Old 08-21-2007, 04:06 AM   #1
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I drug the kids out into the front yard this evening and we got to see the Space shuttle and the ISS pass overhead. It was way cool and awe inspiring to me. The kids thought it was pretty cool too.
They were both surprisingly bright and you could see them disappear when they reached the point where the earth blocked the sun.
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:18 AM   #2
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OH NOOOOOOOO! You drugged your kids......

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Old 08-21-2007, 04:44 AM   #3
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You still believe in that whole "we went to outer space" thing?

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Old 08-21-2007, 04:49 AM   #4
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You still believe in that whole "we went to outer space" thing?
Hey. I have to believe in something at this point...
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:59 AM   #5
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That is a pretty cool experience. I remember waking up early in the morning a couple times years ago to do that, although at that time it was only the shuttle.

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Old 08-21-2007, 01:42 PM   #6
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I remember watching the Echo satellites go over back in the early '60s. I've seen both the shuttle & ISS, but never together.

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Old 08-21-2007, 01:52 PM   #7
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Was it visible nationwide? Bummer regardless. Lost of cloud cover here the last two days...


Wonder if anyone at Nasa ever thought of making zero gravity beer?





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Old 08-21-2007, 01:57 PM   #8
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When I was a kid we used to vacation in Northern Maine, we'd sit outside and watch the satellites pass overhead all night long.

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Once watched a night liftoff of the shuttle, from about 5 miles away on Cocoa Beach. Awesome, awesome sight. Everything dark and quiet, then suddenly the whole sky to the east lights up like it's sunrise, then a second or two later the roar. Then within a couple minutes, it's gone far enough, fast enough that you can't see it any more.

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Was it visible nationwide? Bummer regardless. Lost of cloud cover here the last two days...


Wonder if anyone at Nasa ever thought of making zero gravity beer?





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