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Yoti980
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« on: June 07, 2008, 02:41:47 AM »

Got this shot of my hometown on STS-27... The colored circles are these cities... Yellow = My home of Evansville, Indiana... Purple = Clarksville, Tennessee... Red = Nashville, Tennessee... Green = Huntsville Alabama... White = Tallahassee, Florida


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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2008, 08:48:08 AM »

Hehe, good idea...
Unfortunately I don't think the shuttle has ever passed directly over Denmark (not on a non-classified mission at least), so it's too far away to to even mark out Copenhagen, must less the suburb in which I live.

I have seen the shuttle and the IIS though. In June 2007 (Yes, that mission IS in SSM2007) on a very nice summer evening, we were sitting with some firends in the garden. Suddenly a very bright 'star' moved rapidly to the south. It was not a satellite (too bright and too fast) and not an aircraft either (not strobes). Then to the southeast, it suddenly winked out as it passed into the Earth's shadow. I said that it must have been the ISS, and if lucky we might get another glimpse on the next orbit in about 90 minutes.
But after just 20 or 30 minutes, it appeared again on the same trajectory - and then it dawned on me: The shuttle had just been launched within 24 hours before, and what we were seeing was the shuttle matching orbit with ISS. Now that was a treat for a space nut like me Smiley

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christra
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2008, 10:12:31 AM »

Hehe, good idea...
Unfortunately I don't think the shuttle has ever passed directly over Denmark (not on a non-classified mission at least), so it's too far away to to even mark out Copenhagen, must less the suburb in which I live.
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STS-99 went that far north (inclination=max. latitude). I live about 15km south of Denmark.
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Hiatus over, to the stars!!


« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2008, 11:04:59 AM »

I live in that green spot  Grin
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yoti980
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2008, 07:17:29 AM »

Which green spot?
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Hiatus over, to the stars!!


« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2008, 10:48:44 AM »

Huntsville, AL
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Rockhopper
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2008, 07:02:33 PM »

Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

We were soooo close to having a shuttle launch outta here back in the 80's.
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2008, 07:14:47 PM »

Washignton, DC althought grew up in Miami, FL and took many trips up to KSC to watch launches.  Back in 1997, I had the privledge of flying a Cessena 172 at night nearby during a launch and what a site that was.  During a legislative conference back in 2002 when I was Senate President, I had a private tour by a NASA official and got to see the Leonardo and Michaelango that were going to ISS.

Very interesting on how you were abel to point out the cities on the map.  Nice screen shot. 
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2008, 10:07:18 PM »

Thanks I'm glad you like the screenshot... I used Google earth as a reference for locating the cities... Evansville was easy to find I grew up on the Ohio river and I could see the bend in the river where my town sits from my first flight on STS-1... I'm interested in seeing other screenshots from people highlighting their towns and surrounding cities for geographical reterence
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Paxmo
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2008, 01:34:56 AM »

New Windsor NY. Any crew up here?.
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svenks
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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2008, 08:32:18 AM »

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STS-99 went that far north (inclination=max. latitude). I live about 15km south of Denmark.

Hey, that's great. So all I gotta do now is sit and wait (no Next Event) until the orbit matches... Maybe I'll just do that!

christra: 15 km south of DK - that would make it just outside the border-shop(s) area, or?

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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2008, 11:50:52 AM »

Here is a picture of Discovery flying right over my house. Grin Grin Grin

During STS-114, while approaching ISS on July 28 2005, Discovery happened to perform its backflip maneuver over Switzerland. It was a beautiful day with almost no cloud coverage over our country, which allowed the ISS crew to take some stunning and breathtaking pictures. This one and some more images from that series can be found in highres quality here: http://space.epfl.ch/page57916.html

This photo sure is the coolest picture of my house anybody has ever taken! (Even if a few other houses got in the picture as well.) Wink


(Photo credit: NASA via EPFL)
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abortflight
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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2008, 09:46:27 PM »

Beverly, MA. Round about where MECO occurs.
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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2008, 02:23:41 AM »

Im From Spartanburg South Carolina in the USA.
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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2008, 12:01:55 AM »

Madness...This...is...SPARTANBURG!!
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