Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Twinkle Twinkle little Space Shuttle

The second last flight of the Space Shuttle is now in orbit. Where is it? Can I see it? Yes, and almost your last to chance to ever see one in orbit. Wake your kids up and show them!


You bet you can see it, best chance on May 25th at about 3.45am. Check out this link for better info
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/SSapplications/Post/JavaSSOP/JavaSSOP.html

You can also see the International Space Station regularly - I use this app from NASA to find it & tell me where to look. Night time is obviously best!Wednesday (May 18th) in my part of Japan, look 10 degrees above south at 03:46. You will see ISS cross the sky to 17 degrees above east (it will take three minutes, and get to 22 degrees above the horizon).
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/SSapplications/Post/JavaSSOP/JavaSSOP.html