Breaking News!! See The Space Station And Space Shuttle Tonight!

This is amazing you guys.  Tonight at 6:49, if you look to the south western sky, you will see the International Space Station pass very brightly overhead in our night sky, followed closely by the Space Shuttle!!  I just watched this happen in the eastern sky about 10 minutes ago.  WOW!  I tried to snap a picture, but it didn’t turn out too well as I had about 30 seconds notice to get ready.

So go outside with your family at 6:49 and experience something amazing together!!

PS- No telescope necessary.  You can see them with your naked eye!

*UPDATE*- Picstures from the second pass!  This time they were going away from each other.

The streak on the right above the houses is the Space Station.  The streak on the left above the house is the Shuttle.

The streak on the right above the houses is the Space Station. The streak on the left above the house is the Shuttle.

This was amazing. The flash in the middle of the picture was about 4 seconds of the Shuttle before it disappeared. There must have been a flash from the sun or something that made this cool effect. The yellow streak on the left is just my car antenna.

This was amazing. The flash in the middle of the picture was about 4 seconds of the Shuttle before it disappeared. There must have been a flash from the sun or something that made this cool effect. The yellow streak on the left is just my car antenna.

6 Comments so far

  1. tom (unregistered) on November 26th, 2009 @ 5:54 pm

    I got it on hidef video. Very spectacular sight. I saw it at 5:12pm PST in Corona, CA. I will post by Friday after thanksgiving on youtube under username Nowanii


  2. Dave Share (daveshare) on November 26th, 2009 @ 7:01 pm

    Tom….please post a link here for u to view!!!


  3. Dave Share (daveshare) on November 26th, 2009 @ 7:01 pm

    *us to view….. :-P


  4. pittrollie (unregistered) on November 26th, 2009 @ 8:23 pm

    Dave ~ thanks for the photos. We were in the middle of dinner so I was not able to see it.
    Tom ~ yes, please post the YouTube link when it’s up. Thanks.


  5. tom (unregistered) on November 26th, 2009 @ 9:23 pm

    Here is the link.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwPBn3Evtng.

    It will take a few hours for the HD piece to process but should be ready by around 11pm Thanksgiving evening.

    I did not realize at first the shuttle was following. I saw both bright objects in the sky moving and I thought one was an airplane and the other the Space station but then realized they were both moving in the exact same direction. then I realized the Space Shuttle must have recently undocked. I had been wanting to see this for several years and could never time it.

    Seeing this on thanksgiving after a great dinner made my day and week. What a great site.

    Thanks!!

    Tom


  6. zan (unregistered) on November 27th, 2009 @ 10:19 am

    We saw the space station and shuttle race through the sky (above Pike’s Peak) in Colorado at exactly 6:15pm last night (11/26)!!! It was an awesome sight to see!!!!!!! Yeah!



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