Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Shuttle Atlantis and the ISS over Australia
Sadly, the sky was very badly clouded out here, so I saw nothing. Many of my correspondents were clouded out too (sobs bitterly). My mate Dean Male got some shots through a hole in the cloud which was not over my way (sobs again).
At IceInSpace some lucky folks got shots of the pass, some in high resolution.
The NASA shuttle site has images from NASA TV of the shuttle departing, and a video of the undocking. Via the Bad Astronomer is this video of the ISS and Shuttle seen in daylight.
I saw it on Sunday evening when Atlantis was docked, but I sooo wanted to see it tonight.
On Sunday night I had to drag people into the street to show them a bright spot of light from 3 space craft, 1 station and ten people !
Maybe tomorrow night will be clear - the shuttle will be a long way behind won't it ?
Tomorrow, in Adelaide the shuttle will be passing Antares as the ISS passes through Leo. A fair distance apart, but still worth watching.
from Di Hulse, Toorak Gardens 5065