Got up this morning to watch the space shuttle/space station go over the house. What a beautiful sight!! It brought a tear to my eye to see something as advanced and manmade as this..If anyone is interested, you can go online to find the space station/shuttle's path over your area; time, approach, exit, degree's, etc. It will be over the Rochester area again Thursday @ 5:56 am for 4 minutes duration.
my grandmother has a friend in NASA that can get me on site for shuttle launches. same as the astronauts families. its really impressive. 5 miles away and it still shakes you to the core. my next door neighbor tracks a lot of the visible space stuff from hit computer and lets us know when it flys over the house. ive seen the ISS and the shuttle many a time. even saw MIR before Russia abandoned it. also have seen several comets. those are really impressive.
there are just so many things in space that we know little or nothing about.
if you wanna feel small go youtube/google the Hubble Deep Space photo. scientists picked a small dark chunck of space and photographed it over several days. then resulting imgae produced around 10,000 GALAXIES that arent visible to the naked eye.
The right to bear arms is WAY less ludicrous than the right to arm bears!
Late last year, my son and I just happened to be outside on a clear night when the space station and the shuttle went over head at about 17,000 mph. It was great! It was like two really bright stars moving across the night sky, fast! The Leonid meteor shower later this year is worth staying up to see. Nothing like it.
I like the fact we can go back and forth, but I must ask.
With NASA getting it's funding from the government, and out government being in as much debt as it is, and having the size of deficit it has and is said it will have, SHOULD WE REALLY BE GOING BACK AND FORTH, RIGHT NOW ANYWAYS?
__________________ "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms" - Thomas Jefferson
The compass headings for approach and departure are probably pretty self explanatory to most folks here. As for elevation, a good way to estimate is that your fist held out at arm's length is about 5 degrees.
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