London SE1 community website

Space Shuttle over SE1

Join in these discussions today! Log in or register.
Thursday 16 July 2009 9.20am
Space Shuttle Endeavour soared over SE1 last night, 18 minutes into its flight.

Picture here: Shuttle Endeavour 1
Thursday 16 July 2009 10.06am
Impressive, but how do you know it's the shuttle? Time? Trajectory?
Thursday 16 July 2009 10.30am
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 10.52am
Very interesting, thanks exigo.
Thursday 16 July 2009 4.31pm
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.

To post a message, please log in or register..
Keep up with SE1 news

We have three email newsletters for you to choose from:

We are part of
Independent Community News Network
Email newsletter

For the latest local news and events direct to your inbox every Monday, you need our weekly email newsletter SE1 Direct.

7,000+ locals read it every week. Can you afford to miss out?

Read the latest issue before signing up

Also on the forum
Views expressed in this discussion forum are those of the contributors and may not reflect the editorial policy of this website. Please read our terms and conditions