Ian's Space Shuttle Pages
This index page was created Feb 1, 2003 after the STS-107 Columbia accident.
It was updated Sept 4, 2004 for info on Hurricane Frances' landfall near KSC.
But some pages listed here have existed since my travel in 1997 to
Kennedy Space Center in Florida to watch the launch of STS-86 Atlantis.
On this page...
This information accumulated into its own page,
"Hurricane Frances makes landfall near Cape Canaveral".
Columbia: What's in a name?
"Stratofox begins search for Debris 6"
See my pages,
"Report from Viewing the Re-entry of STS-107"
Remembering STS-107 One Year Later.
Select the ground track graphic to see a larger image of the projected
STS-107 ground track, which I mirrored from NASA's site.
A friend snapped a copy of the NWS
weather radar image
which shows the large
area where Columbia's debris fell.
- "Mission to Cape Canaveral '97"
This is the story of my trip to view the September 25, 1997 launch
of the Space Shuttle Atlantis on STS-86, the rescue mission to the
Mir Space Station.
- "Mission to Cape Canaveral '99"
This is the story of my trip to Florida in November 1999, where I got a
tour of one of the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) buildings where
Atlantis (the same orbiter I had watched launch 2 years earlier) was
being refurbished between flights.
- "Mission to Cape Canaveral III" Parts 1 and 2
This is the story of my trip to view STS-134, the second-to-last space shuttle
launch. I went to the first launch attempt in April 2011 which was scrubbed,
and the second launch attempt in May 2011 which succeeded.