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Spot Shuttle Atlantis in its final journey in Night Sky

Space Shuttle Atlantis has been a work force for mankind for the last 25 years. May be this Friday, Atlantis will be making its final journey to space before retiring. The stats of Atlantis says that Atlantis has spent 282 days in space, circled the globe in 4,462 orbits and traveled 115 million miles during 31 flights that featured 185 different astronauts which is fantastic.

If you want to get a view of Atlantis in its final journey then skywatchers across US will get a fine opportunity to watch this weekend. Both shuttle and space station will be visible as separatte entities as shining "stars" on Friday and Saturday evening.By Sunday evening, Atlantis will be docked to the ISS, and both will appear as a single bright moving "star."

Atlantis and ISS will be visible across parts of southern Canada and most of the 48 continental United States.

If you live in US and want to know viewing schedule for your particular hometown then you can easily find out by searching for one of these four popular Web sites: Chris Peat's Heavens Above, Science@NASA's J-Pass, NASA's SkyWatch and or by logging into this site.

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2 Responses to “Spot Shuttle Atlantis in its final journey in Night Sky”

One of The Guys said...
May 13, 2010 at 2:59 AM

Thanks for the heads up. My kids will be into this. That is if it's not too late at night.

Hope you've been well!

lawmacs said...
May 15, 2010 at 2:12 AM

Thanks Shabnam for the heads up this is wonderful oppurtunity for us regrettable i am not in the us some wonderful stats i think she have served nasa well.


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