[AZ-Observing] Re: Not Really AZ or Observing: Space Shuttle Video

  • From: Janis Schoenfeld <ganymedes@xxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 19:57:40 -0700

Thanks for posting but link to video shows clip that is less than 12 
seconds long.....can you check your source link again?
Thanks,    Janis Schoenfeld
      The stars are God's dreams, thoughts remembered in the silence of 
the night.
                                                                        
          -Henry David Thoreau

Tom Polakis wrote:

>Here is a pretty amazing video from the Shuttle's solid rocket booster.
>
>http://mfile.akamai.com/18566/wmv/etouchsyst2.download.akamai.com/18355/wm.nasa-global/sts-121/srb_sep.asx
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>It is about 12 minutes long.  Starts sort of slowly with the Shuttle just 
>sitting there, but it takes off about a minute in.  At 2 minutes, you can see 
>the arching exhaust plume over the Atlantic and the Cape.  The highlight is 
>the SRB (or should I say Orbiter) separation at 3 minutes.  This is followed 
>by dizzying tumbling in which both limbs of the Earth pass by.  The chute 
>appears to have deployed at around 5 minutes.  The other highlight is 
>splashdown at 7:30, as long as you don't give too much thought to the junk 
>falling into the ocean.
>
>Tom
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