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Pictures Of The Space Shuttle Reentry?  
User currently offlineKeta From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 449 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 14637 times:


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?


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User currently offlineVzlet From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 853 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 14618 times:

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

"That's so stupid! If they're so secret, why are they out where everyone can see them?" - my kid
User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 14509 times:

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


This is the site I found this photo on!


User currently offlineKeta From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 7 hours ago) and read 14320 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, 1207 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 14380 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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