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#1 sandwedge

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 05:58 AM

I've been becoming more and more interested in this subject lately. I watched a really cool flyover by the Space Station and Shuttle this morning. If you've never seen it, I recommend it. You can find out the exact time and location in the sky of when you can see it by going to this website:http://spaceflight.n...data/sightings/This morning, it was visible for 5 minutes. There are several opportunities to see it in the next week.


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Posted 02 September 2009 - 06:20 AM

Yeah, but there's that darn galactic barrier you have to break through...Posted ImageThe Enterprise did it but only because the Andromedans reconfigged the deflector shields.STEPHEN HAWKING, WE NEED YOU!!!!!
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Posted 02 September 2009 - 09:32 AM

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 03:08 PM

Cool link, thanks.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 03:59 PM

Saw the space station float across the sky last year, it is indeed pretty cool. Although it was more like 1-2 minutes that time rather than 5 minutes so it zipped by pretty quick.


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Posted 02 September 2009 - 04:32 PM

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 05:02 PM

It really is a discussion about nothing.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 05:15 PM

We just put Sir Isaac Newton in the driver's seat.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 06:42 PM

View PostSuitedAces21, on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009, 9:15 PM, said:

We just put Sir Isaac Newton in the driver's seat.
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Posted 02 September 2009 - 06:54 PM

View Postvbnautilus, on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009, 9:02 PM, said:

It really is a discussion about nothing.
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Posted 02 September 2009 - 07:10 PM

for real though...this subjuect also interests me..more than anything else!might take an audit astronomy course sometime
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Posted 02 September 2009 - 07:37 PM

View PostTRB05, on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009, 6:08 PM, said:

Cool link, thanks.
The first time I ever saw the ISS and shuttle was purely chance. I was on my back porch one evening, and looked up to see a bright light fly across the sky. A couple of minutes later, another one came by on the same trajectory. I sat there for a while trying to figure out what it could have been, and the it dawned on me that it could have been the ISS and shuttle. I went online, and found the site.

View PostYoda, on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009, 6:59 PM, said:

Saw the space station float across the sky last year, it is indeed pretty cool. Although it was more like 1-2 minutes that time rather than 5 minutes so it zipped by pretty quick.
Different days/sightings are different in length. This morning's was really cool, as it came out of the northwest, went pretty close to overhead, and departed via the southeast.

View Postchrozzo, on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009, 10:10 PM, said:

for real though...this subjuect also interests me..more than anything else!might take an audit astronomy course sometime
Yep, me too. I've looked online at some telescopes. Maybe Santa will be kind to me. Here's a good site about our solar system:http://nineplanets.org/


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Posted 02 September 2009 - 10:30 PM

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 06:06 AM

View Postvbnautilus, on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009, 8:02 PM, said:

It really is a discussion about nothing.
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Posted 04 September 2009 - 09:34 AM

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 09:35 AM

View PostGWCGWC, on Thursday, September 3rd, 2009, 2:30 AM, said:

OMG...The Andromedans have reconfigged their entire galaxy to eat other galaxies...This is pretty bad news, imo.
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Posted 06 September 2009 - 01:45 AM

View Postchrozzo, on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009, 8:10 PM, said:

for real though...this subject also interests me..more than anything else besides trannies!might take an audit astronomy course or a video production course sometime
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:42 AM

Great sighting opportunity later this evening here in Louisiana. A five minute flyover with the shuttle one minute behind the ISS.


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Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:43 PM

View Postsandwedge, on Monday, September 7th, 2009, 12:42 PM, said:

Great sighting opportunity later this evening here in Louisiana. A five minute flyover with the shuttle one minute behind the ISS.
I'll be in Kauai in 2 weeks and there is a flyover while we are there. Should be incredible viewing from Ke'e or tunnels beach (weather permitting) with almost zero light pollution.



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Posted 08 September 2009 - 05:59 AM

View Postsandwedge, on Monday, September 7th, 2009, 2:42 PM, said:

Great sighting opportunity later this evening here in Louisiana. A five minute flyover with the shuttle one minute behind the ISS.
Bad info on my part, as the shuttle and station are still connected. I was misled by the website, which had them flying by one minute apart. Must be a glitch in their program.I had a good sighting though. Took my daughter to a lake near here, so we could get a good view. This is good bear habitat... for a funny video of one of the local bears on the golf course, go here...Anyway, we pull our car into a gravel pullout near the lake. As we get out, my daughter is talking 90 miles per hour, as she does from the time she wakes up until she goes to bed. While we're talking, I hear a loud, low, "growling" noise coming from the woods 30 yards away. I ask her to listen, and just as she starts to talk again, we hear it again. She asks if it's a bear, and I say I don't think so, but we move the car closer to the road anyway.We have fun watching the flyover, and the only thing we get attacked by are a hundred Louisiana mosquitoes the size of small commuter planes.I'm not sure what the growling was. If I'd been alone, I would have investigated it a little further.


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