posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 09:22 AM
Much the same as what other members are saying, ngchunter..awesome capture
I believe I've seen the ISS ans Shuttle pass over at night, but it was nowhere near as good as this due to it being a built-up area with a lot of
light pollution. The best I saw was a spec of light that zapped across the sky. I dragged my mother outside to give her a break from the TV soaps and
even though it was a very quick event it felt special. It made us feel part of something other than this town we live in.
It must have taken some effort to home in on those craft and still keep the camera stable..4.6miles/second, 245 miles up:
I don't think I'll be able to get any more good views of these craft, but I do watch the live cam when I can:
The best treat I personally witnessed was some years back, in England, when the Shuttle took a ride on top of a 747. They were flying extremely low,
and everyone ran to the window to see what all the noise was. I'll never forget the buzz we got as the two craft flew overhead. Wherever they were
heading (USA), I would one day follow. I am so happy I was there to see it.
Fair do's to you for being able to view STS-135 in all it's glory.
p.s. Sorry if these seems like an attempt to hijack your thread, only I thought I'd share another reminder of what they're seeing up there:
Southern Lights or Aurora Australis (14-07-2011)
edit on 17-7-2011 by Ross Cross because:
Houston, we have a problem: stupid spelling.
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