Subject: Double Spaceship Sightings
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2007 00:30:21 -0500
Space Weather News for Aug. 18, 2007
DOUBLE SPACESHIP FLYBYS: Space shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to undock from the International Space Station on Monday, August 20th. If that happens as planned, sky watchers across North America may be able to witness something rare and beautiful: a double-spaceship transit across the night sky. US cities favored for flybys on Aug. 20th or 21st include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, New York and Phoenix. The space station and shuttle will appear as separate, bright points of light moving in tandem. Flyby times depend on where you live. Subscribers to Spaceweather PHONE (http://spaceweatherphone.com/) will receive phone and email alerts when the pair are about to appear. Flyby timetables are also available from Heavens Above (http://heavens-above.com/).
BONUS: The International Space Station is under construction, and with each new addition the sprawling complex becomes easier to see from the ground. To the naked eye, the space station now resembles a super-bright star gliding slowly across the sky. Backyard telescopes reveal much more: solar panels, laboratories and living modules, a robotic arm and docked supply vessels. Photos and videos are featured on this weekend's edition of http://spaceweather.com/.
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Saturday, August 18, 2007