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If I've read it right and if the sky is clear and you live in Cornwall sort of area you might glimpse the NASA/spacex dragon robot chasing the ISS. I'm excited and nervous about the launch this evening. 

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Thanks for flagging up PL! I heard Tim Peake on the wireless today talking about this...any idea what time it will pass over us? I thought I heard 9.50pm ish?

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2 hours ago, soapdragon said:

Thanks for flagging up PL! I heard Tim Peake on the wireless today talking about this...any idea what time it will pass over us? I thought I heard 9.50pm ish?

Thanks for the reminder, i will try to watch out for it.

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Oh I was just about to head out to have a squint up at the sky.....better luck next time then!?

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Couldn’t see the ISS tonight either - I think it was too light.

I find it mind boggling to see it go over and think that there are PEOPLE up there!

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36 minutes ago, mullethunter said:

Couldn’t see the ISS tonight either - I think it was too light.

I find it mind boggling to see it go over and think that there are PEOPLE up there!

.... going round at 17,000 miles an hour!

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That was so cool!! 13 minutes to get to space! Go Bob and Doug. I’ll be looking out for them in half an hour 🚀🛰🛸

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Exciting stuff.

I remember, many years ago (before 9/11) I hired a 4 seater plane and flew myself around the shuttle landing strip in Cape Canaveral. I first landed at the Space Centre Executive airport and we had lunch (OH & I). Took off, called NASA Tower on the radio (as you do!) , asked to be allowed to do 'Space shuttle tour'. To my amazement, (who would let a pilot with a non-American accent anywhere near the facility???) they said yes - with instructions  "join the circuit pattern in a certain way and overfly the landing strip but not below 500feet "- so I did - could see a Space Shuttle over near one of the hangers. Amazing!

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