Space Shuttle over SE1

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Thursday 16 July 2009 8.20am
Space Shuttle Endeavour soared over SE1 last night, 18 minutes into its flight.

Picture here: Shuttle Endeavour 1
Thursday 16 July 2009 9.06am
Impressive, but how do you know it's the shuttle? Time? Trajectory?
Thursday 16 July 2009 9.30am
Flightpath was due over London at around 11:20pm last night according to the NASA website. Moving from South West to South East.

The International Space Station was visible around 10:08pm last night too.

Believe me, when you see it rise, you know it's not something coming out of Heathrow. And because of the angle of the sun, it appears to 'vanish' halfway across the sky as the Earth blocks out the light from the sun bouncing of its surface.

If it's not absolutely belting it down with rain tonight, you should be able to see them move across the sky again (and for the next few nights). Think they're due to have docked by then, so it will be one fastish moving white dot moving from South West to South East.

NASA tracking website can be found by clicking here
Thursday 16 July 2009 9.52am
Very interesting, thanks exigo.
Thursday 16 July 2009 3.31pm
If the skies are clear, you'll be able to see the International Space Station

Thursday 16th
19.22 - 19.24 (look to the southeast)
20.56 - 21.00 (almost overhead)
22.31 - 22.35 (almost overhead)

Friday 17th
19.45 - 19.49 (look to the southeast)
21.20 - 21.24 (overhead)
22.55 - 22.29 (look to the southwest)

It won't be as clear as the pass last night, as it will be much higher. But once the Shuttle has docked the 'dot' will be a bit bigger.

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