Space-Satellite Comes Dangerously Close To Shuttle
Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Columbia had a brief scare on Friday night (23/11) when a science satellite they had launched into orbit and the 4,600-pound (2,070-kilogram) steel disk came too close to the shuttle.
The encounter happened minutes after the Wake Shield Facility was released as the shuttle orbited over the Pacific Ocean.
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Satellite and telescope floating past shuttle when they were close;
HOUSTON, TEXAS 23/11
Houston space center - Wake up call, music is "Reeling and a Rocking" by
Houston says good morning.
And good news that it was the Wake Shield that was rocking and a rolling;
Shots of Earth below from Columbia shuttle bay
Astronaut demonstrating silly putty, and talking about space module
Astronauts giving vacuum haircut to bald spotted companion;
Astronaut twirling camera;
Distant view of Shuttle's man-made satellites - bright moving spots;
CU two bright spots with mission control voice saying "In this view I
believe Wake Shield would be the image to the right and (telescope) the one to the left"
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