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Contrails Visible From Space?  
User currently offlineFDH From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 102 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1799 times:

Are airliner contrails visible from space, i.e. low orbit like 300 km (space shuttle)? I am also trying to find pictures of airliners in flight (or contrails) taken from a satellite or low orbit manned vehicle like the space shuttle?

Thanks,
FDH

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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

I would think that to the naked eye that they probably wouldnt be...just too small and non detailed from that high up...alas I havent been in space so I cant say for sure...

Greg



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User currently offlineAirhead711 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 249 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1661 times:

I don't know about space.But I read somewhere before that U-2 pilots say that from the altitude they fly at ,if they look down at a contrail,they look the same to them as they do to us looking up.

S


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