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  1. #71
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainSolo1138 View Post
    I watched the ISS in transit the other night. A pretty cool sight!
    It is a cool sight! Twice, now, I've seen the ISS and Shuttle chasing/following it when it's brought new supplies and crew. Very cool! (Not to mention very fast, too!).
    ¡Que la fuerza te acompañe!

  2. #72
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue2th View Post
    Though I heard recently they were having a communication malfunction.
    A communications malfunction can only mean one thing: Martian invasion.
    "That's what Sheev said."

  3. #73
    Quote Originally Posted by TeeEye7 View Post
    It is a cool sight! Twice, now, I've seen the ISS and Shuttle chasing/following it when it's brought new supplies and crew. Very cool! (Not to mention very fast, too!).
    I saw it Sunday night, and Monday was supposed to be even brighter due to the shuttle being docked. But, go figure, it was cloudy the next few nights.
    It's a blacked-out blur but I'm pretty sure it ruled.

  4. #74

    Space Shuttle Alert!

    For my fellow SoCal-ers:

    The Space Shuttle will be visible tonight, traveling from the north to the southeast around 8:20pm to 8:25pm, plus or minus. It will be about 36 degrees above the horizon. I would recommend going out about 10 minutes earlier than that to get your eyeballs acclimated to the dusk.

    I live about 100 miles north of LA....so from JT to Tycho....the rest of SoCal should be able to see it, too. Just look for the bright, fast-moving "star" in the sky!
    ¡Que la fuerza te acompañe!

  5. #75
    Quote Originally Posted by TeeEye7 View Post
    For my fellow SoCal-ers:

    The Space Shuttle will be visible tonight, traveling from the north to the southeast around 8:20pm to 8:25pm, plus or minus. It will be about 36 degrees above the horizon. I would recommend going out about 10 minutes earlier than that to get your eyeballs acclimated to the dusk.

    I live about 100 miles north of LA....so from JT to Tycho....the rest of SoCal should be able to see it, too. Just look for the bright, fast-moving "star" in the sky!
    Do we get a refund for the plague of light pollution 'round here? I'll try and remember it; I will be outdoors as a human guard/ticket taker at my HS's graduation ceremony at the school football stadium, and it should still going on by then.
    "That's what Sheev said."

  6. #76
    Again for our menagerie of So Cal-ers:

    The Shuttle will again be visible in the southwestern skies this time, from 8:43pm to 8:49pm tonight (June 10) in my area; and depending on atmospheric conditions in your area.

    ¡Que la fuerza te acompañe!

  7. #77
    Well.....even though they're really bad, here's some shaky, blurry clicks of the International Space Station and Space Shuttle (the thin little squiggly line) with the moon (the fat blob) as a bonus as it went by last night over my little town.

    It's a hand-held effort, and a tripod would have done little, too. Anyway, it's always cool to see my tax dollar whizzing overhead at 17,500 miles per hour!
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    ¡Que la fuerza te acompañe!

  8. #78
    Sorry. In my duties as ticket taker/ripper in half, I forgot to look up, as I was dealing with such gems as those below:

    "What do you mean I can't get on the field?"
    "This is f***ing stupid."
    "I came all the way from [some far away location] and I can't get in without a ticket?"
    "Can't you let me in?"
    "I just want to take a picture."
    "This is bulls***."
    "If I offer you 20 cents, would you open the gate?" [this was an actual question to me, but was in jest]
    "No, those are south side tickets; this is the north side."
    "Any extra tickets?"

    I'll try to remember to head outside tonight, tonight.
    "That's what Sheev said."

  9. #79
    Unfortunately, it's trajectory won't take it over our area tonight.

    Re: graduation.....your clientèle sounded like prime subjects for Force Lightning!
    ¡Que la fuerza te acompañe!

  10. #80
    All I did yesterday was confuse my neighbors by looking up at the sky over an hour or so. And enjoy the coolness of a day that was hot and an evening that was quite comfortable. Thanks for feeding me false science/technology information, TI, and allowing me to relax and enjoy nature instead.

    And, no, I think the "can have an effect on the weakminded" line is better than Force lightning. In polite manners, I did the "move along, move along" thing (wait, does that make me the weak one? ) throughout the line.
    "That's what Sheev said."

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