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sally_wrench

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Hey Everyone !!!

When the shuttle lauches, about how far out will the light from the SRBs and main engines be visible? I'm in upstate SC and I do know that we were in the area of visibility when Discovery (STS-119) launched last year, but that was well after dark. (And I didn't get to see it anyway ...) Also, what path will the shuttle take? Will it go up the eastern seaboard as Discovery did?

Thanks for any info ...

Sally
 
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MeteorWayne

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All remaining scheduled shuttle missions are to the ISS, so take the same path at a 51.6 degree inclination up along the east coast (pretty much paralell to the coast south of Cape Hatteras).

It will be daylight, so I don't expect you will be able to see anything, but since I live in NJ, that is just speculation on my part.
 
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