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News: WOW!
posted on May 06, 2002
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Mark's summed up the experience of re-entry and touchdown in one word..."'Wow!".
Mark said that the sky was black in space and then the colours "reversed" as the capsule entered the top part of the atmosphere. "We had this incredible red glow, like a Martian sky, but still the sense of a blue atmosphere, and then it turned a milky white colour because of the angle of the sun and the Earth...The landing was the most exciting part of the experience. It was more exciting than the launch, because there we were closed off and we couldn't see out of the rocket but on the landing we could see the flames and sparks, and the molten metal." Read more...

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