Sunday, July 16, 2006

STS 121 RE-ENTRY GROUND TRACKS


STS 121 is slotted to return to Florida early tomorrow morning. NASA will begin its coverage at their blogsite at 7 am est. Television coverage will begin around that time too. The bad news: NASA is sticking with its policy of bringing the shuttle back to Florida over the least populated areas--southern Mexico, the gulf of Mexico, then to KSC. So, there won't be a chance to view it on re-entry, unless, of course, you happen to be in those areas. I'm hoping one of the network or cable outlets have a crew in place so we can see it.

Weather is a factor at KSC, so it's possible California will be the landing site (Edwards AFB). Hourly forecast for KSC.

Just in case you thought the B-1B had a busy cockpit. This, my friend, is what a BUSY cockpit looks like. Live tracking of the shuttle here.


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