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Pictures Of The Space Shuttle Reentry?

Thu Jun 09, 2005 6:16 pm

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?

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RE: Pictures Of The Space Shuttle Reentry?

Thu Jun 09, 2005 7:29 pm





More shots from Columbia's last tagic mission at http://spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts107/030228onboard/
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RE: Pictures Of The Space Shuttle Reentry?

Fri Jun 10, 2005 3:57 am

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/
 
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RE: Pictures Of The Space Shuttle Reentry?

Sat Jun 11, 2005 6:15 pm

Thanks guys!
Wow that has to be awesome being inside the Space Shuttle!  Wow!
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RE: Pictures Of The Space Shuttle Reentry?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:40 am

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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