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Shuttle Landing from Cockpit

This lo-res 8.5MB (6min45sec) video looks through the HUD (Heads Up
Display) on the flight deck. You hear the flight deck audio of the three astronauts interacting. The video starts at about FL830 (83,000 ft), 260 Kts, Mach 2.5 velocity and 1.1 Gs.

You'll hear the term HAC (Heading Alignment Cylinder) used a lot. It
is the shuttle's version of a traffic pattern to line up with the runway centerline. It is a circular instead of rectangular pattern.

http://www.wades.web.st/Video/atlantis_landing_comm.wmv
 

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That runway was almost in line with my house where I used to live. When they come in you get two real loud sonic booms that will rattle the pictures on the wall and set the dog to barking. We were in living in Titusvlle which is real close to the Spacce Center.
 
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