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August 07, 2005

Shuttle landing ground track posted!

UPDATE: Revised ground tracks for Tuesday's potential landings are available here.

Images below are for Monday's landing track.

Okay, we've all been waiting for this for days. The ground track of the shuttle deorbit and landing has now been posted. All images from this NASA webpage.

It appears that the Shuttle will first clear land over Costa Rica and Nicaragua, then cross the western side of Cuba before entering US airspace near Naples, Florida. The orbiter will then execute a bank to take it over Lake Okeechobee (what a sight for any prowling alligators!) before performing its descent to final approach at Cape Kennedy.

Long range ground track of shuttle deorbit
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Mid range ground track of shuttle descent
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Close range ground track of shuttle landing
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Posted by george_whitesides at August 7, 2005 07:37 PM

 

 

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