posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 02:32 PM
reply to post by mcrom901
not to miss the last comment there....
"you're cutting up pretty badly, there.... i couldn't read that..."
Ermmm...you're reading into something that isn't there...
There is no phrase "you're cutting up pretty badly" in what you linked.
(Astronauts, including the 'CC' (CapCom) were pilots first...and the term we, or they, would use is 'breaking up'...IF a transmission was
interrupted, and not heard correctly).
BUT, based on the few snippets of transcript you posted, and since they are OUT OF CONTEXT, sounds a lot, to me, like theypre describing a normal
satellite...."within 10 miles" as an estimated distance, well....that is extrememly difficult to judge, in space, UNLESS you have an idea of the
sixe of the object you're looking at in the first place.
Also, the description seems a lot like a satellite (maybe not one of the United States') with solar panels extended....perhaps, by coincidence this
crew, on orbit, passed by a Soviet satellite that was heretofor unknown???
(Remember, IF this was the 1960s...NORAD was not as good at knowing what else was in orbit, if it came from the USSR...)