[meteorite-list] east and west? coast fireball

From: Matson, Robert <ROBERT.D.MATSON_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:48:56 2004
Message-ID: <AF564D2B9D91D411B9FE00508BF1C8698E5666_at_US-Torrance.mail.saic.com>

This was the reentry of Cosmos 956 R/B, which had been
anticipated in the preceeding 12 hours. My group had been
following the progress of the decaying orbit for the last
24 hours. I had been holding out hope that the orbit would
decay more slowly, allowing a very nice reentry right over
Newport Beach, CA. No dice -- came in on time, 2 orbits
earlier. --Rob

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ginger Mayfield [SMTP:chikadee_at_earthlink.net]
> Sent: Thursday, September 06, 2001 6:26 AM
> To: George Blahun Jr.
> Cc: meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com
> Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] east and west? coast fireball
> There was a video of the fireball on the east coast on the
> Today Show this morning. It appeared to be in several pieces
> and moving almost horizontal in the video.
> Ginger
> "George Blahun Jr." wrote:
> >
> > The local tv stations today had a report of a fireball last night
> apparently
> > seen from Maryland through New York and Rhode Island. Conflicting data,
> > however, gave its direction of travel as easterly. Even more
> contradictory
> > was a report that the same object may have been seen on the west coast.
> > Perhaps (this is my speculation) there was a separate fireball at about
> the
> > same time, as most information seemed to indicate flames shooting from
> the
> > object (s).
> >
> > George Blahun Jr.
> > Quaker Hill, CT
Received on Thu 06 Sep 2001 01:31:48 PM PDT

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