Intl Space Station Shuttle viewing

Discussion in 'Quackenbush's' started by UT Horn Fan, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. UT Horn Fan

    UT Horn Fan 250+ Posts

    For those interested,

    Tonight is one of the rare occasions when you can see both the ISS and the shuttle simultaneously. Space shuttle Endeavour will be visible starting at 9:14p followed one minute later by the ISS. They will be visible simultaneously for two minutes.

    See ISS Sighting Information for the specifics.

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  2. Rip76

    Rip76 1,000+ Posts

    That was a sight to see. Mrs. Rip saw it also.
    It looked like some type of aircraft was tagging along to their east side, perfectly in the middle of both.
     
  3. Tom Anderson

    Tom Anderson 100+ Posts

    Saw this. Very cool stuff.
     
  4. UT Horn Fan

    UT Horn Fan 250+ Posts

    Tonight they will both be visible in Austin again. This time they will be 2 minutes apart. We can see them simultaneously for about 1 minute. Check out the above site for specifics.

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  5. Rip76

    Rip76 1,000+ Posts

    It looked like some type of aircraft was tagging along to their east side, perfectly in the middle of both.

    does anyone know what this was?
     
  6. RamjetFDO

    RamjetFDO 25+ Posts

    I took some 30 second exposure duration photos of the Endeavour/ISS pass last night.. click here I think they came out pretty nice. [​IMG]

    I also had the video camera out... so Cheesy YouTube Video (tm) at your service... [​IMG]

    Roger
     
  7. omahawk

    omahawk 100+ Posts

    great shots, ram.
     
  8. Rip76

    Rip76 1,000+ Posts

    Ramjet...

    Nice to see you around.
     
  9. Tom Anderson

    Tom Anderson 100+ Posts

    Excellent, Ram. Thanks.
     
  10. BA93

    BA93 1,000+ Posts

    A russian spacecraft was waiting to dock at the ISS as soon as the shuttle left. That may have been the 3rd.
     
  11. Rip76

    Rip76 1,000+ Posts

    BA
    That was my first thought.
    But it looked like a typical 737ish type of aircraft.
     
  12. Tom Anderson

    Tom Anderson 100+ Posts

    Anyone try and see them last night (Thursday)? We were out, but never saw anything.
     
  13. UT Horn Fan

    UT Horn Fan 250+ Posts

    We went out, but only saw one of them - the ISS, I think. I probably just missed the shuttle.
     
  14. Rip76

    Rip76 1,000+ Posts

    I only saw one last night as well.
    way to the west.
     
  15. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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