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Re: Atlantis STS-34 / Galileo - Screenshots
« Reply #60 on: 12/24/2011 12:06 AM »
Quote taken from Countdown Magazine (Jan 1990):

"This was a picture that was unexpected bounty - a view of the Aurora Australis, the southern lights", Franklin Chang-Diaz recalls. "A lot of the solar material (from the storm) gets trapped by the Earth's magnetic field and drifts to the poles of the Earth. As soon as it contacts the molecules of air, it gives you a very interesting display of colors and light. We could see this phenomenon throughout a couple of days. We saw it start, we saw it's peak and we saw it decrease in intensity." Chang-Diaz, a plasma physicist, was delighted at observing a phenomenon in his field of training.

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Re: Atlantis STS-34 / Galileo - Screenshots
« Reply #61 on: 12/24/2011 12:08 AM »

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Re: Atlantis STS-34 / Galileo - Screenshots
« Reply #62 on: 12/24/2011 12:09 AM »

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Re: Atlantis STS-34 / Galileo - Screenshots
« Reply #63 on: 12/24/2011 12:15 AM »
"It's a little bit like a camping trip, except that you never get out of your camper for five days", Williams says. (Countdown Magazine, Jan 1990)

Phew!  :o ;D

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Re: Atlantis STS-34 / Galileo - Screenshots
« Reply #64 on: 12/24/2011 12:21 AM »
October 23, 1989 - Landing Day


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Re: Atlantis STS-34 / Galileo - Screenshots
« Reply #65 on: 12/24/2011 12:31 AM »
(Countdown Magazine, Jan 1990, page 14)

Nice to be home
The morning of October 23 brought something stranger than a shuttle to the dry lakebeds of Edwards Air Force Base - a deep blanket of fog.

Atlantis would need to fire its OMS engines at about 8:30 am PDT in order to glide to a landing an hour later. Yet with under a half hour to go before the burn, the fog was still a question mark, even as it was burning off.

At 8:19 am, the CapCom passed along the word, "the lakebed is go and you are go for the deorbit burn." The twin OMS engines fired for 2 min 48 sec, sending Atlantis toward a destination of lakebed runway 23.

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Re: Atlantis STS-34 / Galileo - Screenshots
« Reply #66 on: 12/24/2011 12:39 AM »
(continued)

"The reentry was spectacular, as I remember it before - the fire outside the windows during the early part of reentry, a sense of tremendous speed as you travel accross the surface of the Earth from 400,000 ft to 200,000, the rush of the ground coming up as the spacecraft approaches the runway", says Don Williams, who had flown as pilot on Mission 16 (51-D) in 1985.

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Re: Atlantis STS-34 / Galileo - Screenshots
« Reply #67 on: 12/24/2011 12:46 AM »
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Sunshine held firm control of the California morning as Atlantis touched down at 9:32 am (PDT), completing a flight of 4 days 23 hours 42 minutes.

"Congratulations, Atlantis, on an outstanding mission. You've extended the shuttle's reach to the outer planets", the CapCom radioed.

"Roger, it's nice to be home", Williams replied.

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Re: Atlantis STS-34 / Galileo - Screenshots
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Re: Atlantis STS-34 / Galileo - Screenshots
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Re: Atlantis STS-34 / Galileo - Screenshots
« Reply #70 on: 12/24/2011 12:55 AM »
The departing crew is greeted by NASA administrator Dick Truly and associate administrator for spaceflight, Bill Lenoir.

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Re: Atlantis STS-34 / Galileo - Screenshots
« Reply #71 on: 12/24/2011 01:09 AM »
December 8, 1995 - Galileo Arrival at Jupiter

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Re: Atlantis STS-34 / Galileo - Screenshots
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Re: Atlantis STS-34 / Galileo - Screenshots
« Reply #73 on: 12/24/2011 01:20 AM »
For high-resolution photos of Mission STS-34 go to L2

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=13810.0


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