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Wednesday, May 18, 2011


See Endeavour and the ISS tonight (maybe)

The International Space Station as seen looking north-west at 7:14 pm from Adelaide on the 18th of May.

The space shuttle Endeavour is on its way to the ISS for the last time. Tonight (Wednesday 18 May), Australians have a chance to see the two of them flying together in our skies.

Except the view will be rubbish, both the ISS and the shuttle rise only a short way above the horizon before they disappear into the Earths' shadow. They may be entirely blocked from view if you have a cluttered horizon.

Your view is highly location dependent, so visit Heavens Above for the exact circumstances for your location.

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I saw them both tonight - my brother and a colleague wer very chuffed that I dragged them outside to see them disappear into the Earth's shadow.
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