Friday, September 11, 2009

Get Ready For A Boom Boom

The Space Shuttle will land in California, at Edwards Air Force Base at 5:53 p.m. today, so don't be alarmed if you hear a double sonic boom here.

If you head out to the desert from Granada Hills now, you might be able to see the shuttle. According to my sources:

They're using runway 22. The ground tracks are over north base. There are two possible final approach circles - one CW centered over the 20 mule team offramp off the 58; one CCW centered over the rocket test site. I'm thinking we'll park on the shoulder of Rocket Test Site Road as far south as they'll let us. STS-117 orbit 219 ground track used the CW approach. Today, they're describing a CCW approach.



  1. ah so THAT'S what that sound was. We could hear it over at Balboa Park (off Balboa Blvd.) during soccer practice.


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