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Pictures Of The Space Shuttle Reentry?  
User currently offlineKeta From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 448 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 12474 times:

Hi,

I was wondering, what is it like when the Space Shuttle comes back to Earth? When the Shuttle enters the atmosphere, it heats up to the point where the lower surface gets 'red'. Do the astronauts see it all red from the cockpit, or are the windows blocked for the high temperature? Or do they see it like if it was any other plane? Do you have any pic of the reentry from the inside?

Cheers,

Keta  Smile


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User currently offlineVzlet From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 835 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 12455 times:





More shots from Columbia's last tagic mission at http://spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts107/030228onboard/



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User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 12346 times:

Hi this is what it looks like from out side and below!

http://www.moonglow.net/ccd/pictures/other/sts109_reentry.jpg

This is the site I found this photo on!

http://www.moonglow.net/ccd/pictures/other/


User currently offlineKeta From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 12157 times:

Thanks guys!
Wow that has to be awesome being inside the Space Shuttle!  Wow!



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 977 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 12217 times:

I live in North Texas and have seen one or two of the night re-entries. I can't remember all of the missions, but I do remember watching Columbia's Chandra Telescope Observatory mission come home, it was quite spectacular!

The ion trail was amazing. It began toward the southwest and went straight up before arcing to the east and shooting across the entire horizon in a few seconds.


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