Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Look, up in the sky! It's a...

This just in from SpaceWeather.com:

On Tuesday morning, June 19th, space shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to undock from the International Space Station. On Tuesday night, the pair will fly in tandem over many US towns and cities including Detroit, Washington DC, San Francisco and Denver. Typical flybys take place shortly after sunset, with the pair first appearing in the northwest (look for the Big Dipper) and soaring overhead from there. The space shuttle appears first, followed by the ISS. Both spacecraft are bright and easy to see with the naked eye. Double flybys continue on Wednesday night, June 20th, before Atlantis returns to Earth on Thursday, June 21st.

Go to Heavens Above to see when and where to look for these spacecraft in your neighborhood. You can register with the site and get exact times and maps, or you can just look at the picture of the globe on their home page.

Don't forget to wave at the astronauts!

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