posted on Jul, 17 2009 @ 11:16 AM
reply to post by oldno7brand
From my perspective it was traveling from NW to SE.(see PS: post below) I remember it like it was yesterday. Tell me something, wouldn't the
direction vary depending on where your located on the globe? You say the ISS only travels west to east.(the ORBIT of the ISS is West to East) How can
something that's in space have any sense of direction? Is there a N,S,E,W in space? N,S,E,W would only apply to those on earth would it not?
With the earth's rotation involved the perspective of direction would change. Wouldn't it? Can you explain this?
PS: I was just going over my posts. I don't know what I was thinking. Apparently my internal compass was screwed up at the time. I don't know if
it's any different from any other location......it may be though. To me south always represents down (your feet), north represents up(your head),
west represents left, and east represents right if you were to lay face down.( from Illinois) The directions I gave in my first post were in fact
wrong. The correct ISS direction on that date was from Northwest to Southeast in a diagonal fashion.
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