Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Space Station Sighting

Yesterday evening at 7:20pm the International Space Station and Discovery Shuttle were visible as they passed overhead. We are lucky enough to be blessed with a clear sky and got a great view as the shuttle flew ahead of the ISS. It is the shuttle's last mission, as it will retire to a museum after it lands on Wednesday.
This is my very shaky photo!
Luckily science writer Will Gator took a far better photo and posted it here.

2 comments:

Sue said...

Why do I never see these things, or indeed know about them? You did well to get a photo.

thesnailgarden said...

Hi Sue, They should both be visible again tonight, but a few minutes apart. This link gives the times:- http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/cities/region.cgi?country=United_Kingdom&region=England
Best wishes, Pj x