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Subject: Why does the space shuttle have a double sonic boom?

Date: Tue Sep 16 19:10:08 1997
Posted by Melissa diSpaltro
Grade level: teacher/prof
School: University of Puget Sound (teaching student)
City: Tacoma State/Province: WA
Country: USA
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 874455008.Eg
One of my students asked me this question the other day--he said he'd 
seen a special on PBS about it, but they never explained the double 
boom.  Since our classroom isn't hooked to the Internet yet, I thought 
I'd ask from home.

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