June 19, 2007

Watch the Skies!

Just saw something impressive: the International Space Station and Shuttle Atlantis passed over San Diego. They were separated by maybe just the width of the moon. I've seen a zillion satellites but never two close together like these. The whole thing lasted 50 seconds. As I write this, 15 minutes later, they're already off the coast of Ecuador.

By consulting the Heavens Above site, I was able to head out to the backyard exactly in time. Tomorrow they'll pass over again for a brighter and longer view. I'll be watching.


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