Tuesday, July 28, 2009

NASA: Chance to see 3 spacecraft in night sky

NASA says residents across North America today may have an opportunity to see three spacecraft cross the night sky, two of them with astronauts on board.

In the lead will be space shuttle Endeavour, trailed by the International Space Station a few seconds later.

Then, a few minutes behind will be the unmanned Progress 34 Russian cargo spacecraft, which is scheduled to dock with the station around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Click here to see when the spacecraft are passing overhead. Then put your cursor over "Realtime Data" and click on "Sighting Opportunities" in the drop-down menu.

From there, you can select your local community for a list of times and the right place to look in the sky.

IMAGE: On July 17, an STS-127 crew member aboard the space shuttle Endeavour recorded this image of the International Space Station as the two spacecfaft made their relative approaches. Credit: NASA.


Anonymous said...

The "click here" appears to be broken.

James Dean said...

Sorry, the link should work now.

Anonymous said...

And for those of us in Central Florida, there's also an opportunity for HST (Mag 1.5) at 22:04...

Anonymous said...

And James where's the hat tip for the source of the article?